Community Safety

Division of Student Life

Community Safety Blotter & Activity 

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August 14, 2023 - August 20, 2023

Weekly Activity:

Alarm checks: 12
Animal issue responses: 0
AOD interactions: 2
Building patrols: 325
Candle/incense violation interactions: 0
Community assistance responses: 6
Escorts: 6
Fire responses: 0
Foot patrols: 234
Held door checks: 3
Maintenance issue responses: 3
Medical assistance responses: 1
Noise complaint responses: 1
Suspicious circumstance responses: 16
Theft reports taken: 0
Unlocks: 110
Vehicle patrols: 235
Vehicle assistance responses: 1
Welfare check responses: 0


Weekly Reports:


Case #: 230267
Date: 2023 08 14
Time: 15:57
Description: Evidence of Drug Use
Location: Canyon

Notes: While walking through the canyon, a Community Safety manager and the director encountered the odor of cannabis. They approached three individuals that appeared to be smoking a substance. When asked, the individuals replied they were not members of the Reed community, and they did acknowledge smoking cannabis. They left without incident.

Case #: 230268
Date: 2023 08 1
Time: 16:19
Description: Cannabis Use or Possession
Location: Cross-Canyon Residence Hall

Notes: A Community Safety manager (CSM) and the director (CSD) on patrol near the Cross Canyon residence halls encountered the odor of cannabis. They approached two individuals seated at the Cross Canyon Smoke Shack. The individuals confirmed they were smoking cannabis but were not affiliated with Reed College. The CSM and CSD informed them that having cannabis was a violation of Reed’s policy and the individuals would need to leave campus. The two individuals apologized and left campus without incident.

Case #:
Date: 2023 08 16
Time: 14:35
Description: Damage to Property
Location: West Parking Lot

Notes: A Community Safety manager (CSM) responded a report of a damaged vehicle in the West Lot. Upon arrival, the CSM encountered a vehicle that had its rear passenger window shattered. Community Safety reached out to the owner of the car to alert them to the damage.

Case #:
Date: 2023 08 18
Time: 07:10
Description: Suspicious Person/Activity/Circumstances
Location: Birchwood Apartments

Notes: Two CSOs on patrol near the Birchwood apartments observed an unsecured window in one of the units. The CSOs approached the apartment and stated that if anyone was in there, they needed to vacate immediately. They then witnessed an unknown individual quickly exiting the unit. After confirming that there were no other unauthorized individuals remaining in the unit, the CSOs secured the unit, and filed a work order to have the apartment cleaned and the window secured.

Case #:
Date: 2023 08 19
Time: 19:51
Description: Medical Assist - Other
Location: Residence Hall

Notes: A CSO responded to a request for medical assistance in a residence hall. The CSO met with a student who had received an injury. The CSO inspected the injury, applied basic first aid and then cleared the scene. The student was told to contact Community Safety if they needed anything else.

Case #:
Date: 2023 08 19
Time: 21:43
Description: Damage to Property
Location: Birchwood Apartments

Notes: A CSO on patrol of the Birchwood Apartment Complex noticed a window ajar in a unit. Given the recent issues with unauthorized individuals using the apartments, the CSO knocked on the apartment door and communicated to the student living there about the risks of having open and unattended windows. The CSO aided the student in securing the window, however in the process of doing so the window pane broke. Maintenance was called and the window pane was replaced. The CSO apologized for the inconvenience and everyone resumed their evening.

Case #: 230273
Date: 2023 08 20
Time: 11:25
Description: Suspicious Person/Activity/Circumstances
Location: Oak Meadow

Notes: A CSO on patrol of the Oak Meadow found evidence of camping. A work order was put in to clean up the area.


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 08 21 2023
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Unlock Surpassed expectations Genuinely impressed by how rapidly the officer arrived to help!
Unlock Surpassed expectations (Redacted) and (Redacted) helped me get my key to my room after Res Life mistakenly had me down as moving in over a week from now! I appreciate their determination to get me moved in as soon as possible, and I'm so grateful to them for saving my day and my week. <3
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