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Public Safety reports armed robbery attempt near Hill Court Footbridge

DPS commended the victim for their reaction. “You never know what’s in a person’s mind,” Assistant DPS Director Commander Dana Perrin said. “I think the victim just reacted very quickly and made an almost unconscious [choice] that they wanted to separate from the suspect.”

UR community group proposes expanded, empowered Public Safety Review Board

One of those expanded powers would be approval over the Department of Public Safety’s budget. The reformed PSRB would also have around 40 members, while the current PSRB has nine.

BLM protestors poster Wilson Commons, Rush Rhees

“We want action. So no committees, no sitting down with student groups, they did that all throughout the summer, sat down with so many student leaders [...] just to pacify us,” junior Demilade Oladele said. 

Students reimagine Public Safety on campus, address lack of administrative accountability  

Many students largely agreed that the funds currently supporting DPS should be  reallocated to other departments in need of more resources, such as the Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center and University Counseling Center.

Anti-racist DPS policy to include blindfolds

DPS plans to have all officers wear blindfolds or horse blinders when driving because, “if we can’t see their face, we can’t tell their race.” 

Genesee Hall residents targeted by jealous classmates, pelted with veggies

Victims were pelted with various rotten fruits and vegetables from a passing vehicle, and also reported hearing someone shout, ‘Sue B. in the house!’"

Feldman’s decision: No new armed DPS shifts, but freedom for armed supervisors

The decision took six months, a sit-in demonstration, a public forum, and a new 27-person committee.

Gun proposal recommendations to be released by week’s end, Feldman’s decision to come

The Review Board voted on their recommendation for the proposal on Tuesday. Feldman said he received their recommendation the following day.

Surprise K-9 visit gets UR riled up, but no evidence of forced entry or rumored pot bust

Director of Public Safety Mark Fischer believed concurrent visits by RPD and the fire marshal could have fueled the rumors.

Do more guns equal more campus security? Not all agree.

A mini-documentary on the ongoing heated debate over guns at the University of Rochester.