Community Safety

Division of Student Life

Community Safety Blotter & Activity 

(To view other weekly Blotters and CS activity go here.) 


May 29, 2023 - June 04, 2023

Weekly Activity:

Alarm checks: 14
Animal issue responses: 0
AOD interactions: 1
Building patrols: 305
Candle/incense violation interactions: 0
Community assistance responses: 0
Escorts: 0
Fire responses: 1
Foot patrols: 290
Held door checks: 8
Maintenance issue responses: 0
Medical assistance responses: 1
Noise complaint responses: 0
Suspicious circumstance responses: 5
Theft reports taken: 1
Unlocks: 25
Vehicle patrols: 185
Vehicle assistance responses: 0
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 #: 230213
Date: 2023 05 30
Time: 11:25
Description: Arson/Attempted
Location: Greenwood

Notes: A CSO responded to a staff member’s report of a campfire burning underneath the Greenwood building. A separate member of staff had put out the fire using the building’s fire extinguisher. The CSO ensured that the fire had been fully extinguished and that the spent fire extinguisher was immediately replaced. 


Case #: 230214
Date: 2023 05 31
Time: 17:28
Description: Theft
Location: Aspen

Notes: A student arrived at 28 West to report that their AirPods had been stolen. Using tracking software, the student had located the headphones to an area out of the state. The attending CSO advised the student that they should also file a theft report with the Portland Police.


Case #: 230215
Date: 2023 05 31
Time: 18:04
Description: Cannabis Use or Possession
Location: Canyon

Notes: While on a walk along the Reed lake, the CS director observed two individuals sitting on a bench adjacent to the path. The director observed that one of the individuals appeared to be holding a device typically used for smoking cannabis. The director confirmed that the individuals were students, however, the two initially declined to confirm that they were in possession of the device, or any cannabis. After a short discussion regarding Reed’s AOD policy and procedures, one of the students revealed that they had a small grinder, a container used to prepare cannabis for use, and handed it to the director. The director confirmed that it contained a small amount of cannabis. The director confiscated the grinder, and after disposing of the cannabis at 28 West, the director emailed the student that they could  retrieve the empty grinder from 28 West at their convenience.


Case #: 230216
Date: 2023 06 01
Time: 16:43
Description: Medical Assist - Other
Location: Quad

Notes: A CSO responded to a report of an injured student in central campus. The CSO met with two students, one of whom had received some injuries from a scooter accident. Per the student’s request, the CSO provided to both students a vehicle escort to the uninjured student’s vehicle. The uninjured student then transported the injured student to a nearby medical facility for further care.


Case #: 230217
Date: 2023 06 01
Time: 17:17
Description: Suspicious Person/Activity/Circumstances 
Location: West Lot

Notes: A CSO responded to a report of suspicious activity in the West lot. The CSO met with a Reed staff member, who reported that when they had entered the lot, they had observed an unknown individual quickly leaving the lot in a silver sedan. Upon inspecting the immediate area, the staff member had encountered two milk jugs that appeared to contain gasoline. The CSO disposed of the two milk cartons that held the gasoline.


Case #: 230218
Date: 2023 06 02
Time: 17:27
Description: Disturbance
Location: Eliot Hall

Notes: A CSO responded to a request for assistance with an alumnus that was causing a disturbance in Eliot Hall. Portland police had been called by a staff member, but since the individual appeared to show no threat the police cleared the scene. The alumnus walked home and has since issued an apology to all those involved with the disturbance.


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  

Responses collected 06 05 2023
There were no survey responses received this week.