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CSUN building marshals trained to protect the community

CSUN building marshals trained to protect the community

Melisa Fumbarg

October 3, 2014

Each year a group of volunteers participate in a rigorous training program aimed at protecting CSUN and the surrounding community. These soon to be building marshals, are taught through the Building Marshal Program sponsored by the Department of Police Services which shows them how to prepare fo...

Students required to “walk their wheels” within dismount zones

George Benitez

September 8, 2013

CSUN Police Department is distributing fliers to educate students and faculty about the new dismount zones. Anybody on a bicycle, scooter, skateboard or roller blades will be required to dismount their equipment in certain areas around campus. If anyone does not adhere to the new rules and dismount...

CSUN Police Department holds safety workshops

Terese Torgersen

September 19, 2012

Safety workshops that could help prevent crime and violence are being hosted by the university’s police services throughout the year. For the last five years the CSUN Police Department has hosted free safety workshops for students, faculty, staff and the community during the fall and spring semesters,...

CSUN police department re-accredited

Brian De Los Santos

May 4, 2011

The CSUN police department was re-accredited on Monday by a professional association committee that decided the enforcement agency is up to par with professional standards. A team from the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) visited campus and reviewed aspects of the police department on the week of March 20. The inspector...

CSUN’s department of police services teaches basics of pepper spray defense

Sharon Hardwick

April 30, 2011

An aggressive looking dummy, with a name tag that stated Hello My Name Is: Bad Guy greeted the participants of CSUN's Department of Police Services bi-annual "The Basics of Pepper Spray Defense" workshop held on the second floor of the department's police building Wednesday evening. The department...

Six CSUN dorms burglarized in span of two days

Brian De Los Santos

April 1, 2011

An unknown suspect(s) burglarized five dorm rooms on Wednesday, March 30 at the University Park Apartments. There was another burglary and an attempted burglary on Thursday, March 31. According to the CSUN police Campus Crime Alert issued on April 1, the suspect(s) gained entry by forcing bedroom...

CSUN police seeks dorm burglar

Brian De Los Santos

February 21, 2011

CSUN police services are searching for the suspect who broke into and burglarized two dormitories Thursday night at University Park Apartment complex. The suspect broke into first-floor apartments of buildings four and 14. He broke the bedroom windows, entered the rooms and stole laptop computers and other electronics. Police offi...

CSUN administration reacts to student’s recent arrest

Antoine Abou-Diwan

January 23, 2011

In a brief e-mail statement to students on Friday, William Watkins, vice president of Student Affairs, called on CSUN students to help support students who may be experiencing emotional or psychological difficulties. “My experience is that students are often the first to observe concerning changes...

Former CSUN student pleads not guilty to felony charges of possession of explosive materials and having gun on campus

Antoine Abou-Diwan

January 14, 2011

UPDATE: In an e-mail to the CSUN community sent late Friday afternoon, university President Jolene Koester said communication and cooperation between the university and family helped in dealing with the situation. "While the immediate threat has been removed from the campus, and the student is no...

CSUN dorms see increase in burglaries

Antoine Abou-Diwan

November 29, 2010

There has been a marked increase in burglaries in campus housing this year, the Department of Police Services reported. The Department of Police Services said four dorm burglaries were reported in 2009.  Twenty-three burglaries have been reported this year, they said, almost six times the number...

Police teaches CSUN community how to detect suspicious packages

Antoine Abou-Diwan

November 8, 2010

The Department of Police Services released a statement last week reminding the CSUN community how to recognize and handle suspicious mail and packages. The statement was made on the heels of last week’s international mail bomb plot.  It lists a number of traits that suspicious packages possess and asks that police services be notified immediately if a packag...

Fundraiser for police K-9 unit held at Maria’s Italian Kitchen

Antoine Abou-Diwan

October 14, 2010

Maria’s Italian Kitchen is hosting a fundraiser today to benefit CSUN’s Department of Police Services K-9 unit. The restaurant will donate 15 percent of sales from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Proceeds from the fundraiser will offset the costs of the dogs, said Capt. Alfredo Fernandez. “Money...

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