Community Safety

Division of Student Life

Community Safety Blotter & Activity 

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January 30, 2023 - February 5, 2023

Weekly Activity:

Alarm checks: 17
Animal issue responses: 0
AOD interactions: 1
Building patrols: 317
Candle/incense violation interactions: 0
Community assistance responses: 0
Escorts: 1
Fire responses: 0
Foot patrols: 208
Held door checks: 3
Maintenance issue responses: 2
Medical assistance responses: 2
Noise complaint responses: 0
Suspicious circumstance responses: 16
Theft reports taken: 1
Unlocks: 75
Vehicle patrols: 284
Vehicle assistance responses: 3
Welfare check responses: 0


Weekly Reports:



The office of Community Safety invites all community members to provide feedback to us on our services by using the Let Us Know How We’re Doing link on our website. Feedback may be made anonymously or with your name and contact information if you would like follow up.


Narcan doses discovered missing this week: 0


Case #: 230041
Date: 2023 01 30
Time: 1652
Description: No Contact Order
Location: Campus

Notes: A No Contact Order was put in place at the request of the Title IX Coordinator.

Case #: 230042
Date: 2023 01 31
Time: 1732
Description: Suspicious Person/Activity/Circumstances
Location: Canyon

Notes: A CSO on patrol encountered a known houseless individual carrying a bag of cans through campus. The CSO reminded the individual that looking through garbage on campus is not allowed and the individual began walking northward toward the Steele Street campus perimeter. As the individual did so, they let go of their dog’s leash, allowing it to wander freely. When the CSO reminded the individual of the campus leash policy, the individual ignored the CSO, so the CSO verbally excluded the individual at that time. The CSO continued to escort the individual until they had exited campus.

Case #: 230043
Date: 2023 01 31 
Time: 1704
Description: Medical Assist - Other
Location: Sports Center

Notes: A CSO responded to a request for medical assistance at the Sports Center. Upon arrival, the CSO met with a Reed staff member who was assisting a Reed student who had sustained an injury. First aid had already been administered and the CSO requested that Dispatch contact American Medical Response for transport to a nearby medical facility for further care of the injury. The CSO cleared from the call once the student had been transported.

Case #: 230044
Date: 2023 02 01
Time: 0347
Description: Damage to Property
Location: West Lot

Notes: A CSO on patrol in the West Lot encountered a vehicle with a smashed window. The CSO did not notice any other signs of tampering or theft. The vehicle was registered with Community Safety so Dispatch was able to send an email to the owner advising them of the damage.

Case #: 230045
Date: 2023 02 02
Time: 1217
Description: Cannabis Use or Possession
Location: Greenwood

Notes: While walking the Canyon trail toward Greenwood, the CS Director encountered the odor of cannabis. As he approached Greenwood, he observed an individual standing underneath the Greenwood building, holding what appeared to be a cannabis joint. The individual confirmed the Director’s observation and also confirmed that they were a student. The student asked if where they were standing was not a good place to smoke cannabis. The Director informed the student that there is no place on campus that smoking cannabis is allowed. The student apologized and extinguished what was left of the cannabis joint.


Case #: 230046
Date: 2023 02 03
Time: 2147
Description: Unattended Alcohol or Drugs
Location: McKinley Residence Hall

Notes: A CSO on patrol observed a large bottle of alcohol sitting unattended on the kitchen table in McKinley residence hall. When the CSO asked nearby residents if they knew whose it was, no one did. Because the bottle was unattended and the owner was not found, the CSO disposed of the alcohol.

Case #: 230047
Date: 2023 02 04
Time: 0034
Description: Damage to Property/Fire
Location: Reed College Apartments

Notes: A CSO responded to a fire alarm in a Reed College apartment. Upon arrival, the CSO met with the residents of the unit, who relayed that they had burned some popcorn but had successfully extinguished the fire. The CSO observed a bit of burnt ash where a small fire had been and a few scorch marks on the floor from the fire, but no other damage. The CSO reset the fire alarm panel and wished the students a better rest of their evening.


Case #: 230048
Date: 2023 02 05
Time: 2218
Description: Theft from Vehicle
Location: Reed College Apartments

Notes: A CSO responded to a report of theft from a vehicle that was parked in the Reed College apartments parking lot. The CSO met with the owner of the vehicle, a student, who stated that they had believed their vehicle was securely locked when two backpacks had been stolen from the vehicle’s trunk. The student continued that upon closer inspection, they observed that a rear door locking mechanism had failed and the door had remained unlocked, which the student surmised, was how the unknown individual accessed the vehicle with no signs of damage. The backpacks contained an iPad and MacBook. The CSO recommended the student file a claim with their insurance company and a theft report with the Portland Police.


CS Survey Responses:

Every week Community Safety requests survey responses from those who've had interactions with a member of the Community Safety team. These responses are always collected anonymously with the option for the responder to leave contact information if they would like for a member of Community Safety management to contact them, and are used internally for departmental performance tracking. Community Safety has opted to publish these survey results for transparency and community accountability. *Names and pronouns mentioned in survey responses will be redacted to protect the privacy of individuals.

In addition to surveys sent directly to those who have interacted with Community Safety, the Reed community is always encouraged to independently complete the survey regarding Community Safety's performance.
You can take the survey here: CS Survey  

No survey responses were collected this week.