Community Safety

Division of Student Life

Community Safety Blotter & Activity 

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September 19, 2022 - September 25, 2022

Weekly Activity:

Alarm checks: 8
Animal issue responses: 0
AOD interactions: 1
Building patrols: 192
Candle/incense violation interactions: 0
Community assistance responses: 3
Escorts: 4
Fire responses: 0
Foot patrols: 190
Held door checks: 11
Maintenance issue responses: 2
Medical assistance responses: 4
Noise complaint responses: 1
Suspicious circumstance responses: 6
Theft reports taken: 3
Unlocks: 100
Vehicle patrols: 184
Vehicle assistance responses: 1
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.


Case #: 220329
Date: 2022 09 19
Time: 1529
Description: Cannabis Use or Possession
Location: Woodbridge Residence Hall

Notes: A CSO on exterior patrol near Woodbridge passed by two students sitting at a picnic table. The CSO encountered the odor of cannabis and observed that one of the two students appeared to be disposing of the last of a cannabis joint. The CSO approached the students, one of whom stated that they had been smoking cannabis. The CSO reminded the students of the cannabis policies on campus property and continued on their patrol. 


Case #: 220330
Date: 2022 09 19
Time: 1705
Description: Theft from Vehicle
Location: Grove Lot

Notes: A CSO responded to a report of a stolen catalytic converter from a vehicle parked in the Grove Lot. The CSO met with the vehicle owner who stated that they had parked their vehicle in the lot the night before and when they returned to the vehicle that day they discovered that their catalytic converter had been removed. They also observed damage to the vehicle’s rear hatch and driver side door handle although nothing appeared to have been taken from inside the vehicle. The vehicle owner also stated that they would contact the Portland Police to file a report with them.


Case #: 220331
Date: 2022 09 21
Time: 1529
Description: Theft - Bike
Location: RCAs

Notes: A CSO responded to a report of a bike theft from the Reed College Apartments. The bike owner stated that they had accidentally left their bike unsecured overnight outside of their apartment and when they went to retrieve it the next morning, it was gone. The bike is a turquoise MYKA brand mountain bike.


Case #: 220332
Date: 2022 09 21
Time: 1945
Description: Graffiti
Location: Sullivan

Notes: A CSO on patrol on the east side of Sullivan encountered new graffiti on the smoke shack and brick wall of the garbage enclosure. Building services has been contacted for removal of the graffiti.


Case #: 220333
Date: 2022 09 21
Time: 1937
Description: Found Property
Location: Sullivan

Notes: A CSO on exterior patrol on the east side of Sullivan found an unsecured and unattended yellow mountain bike lying on the grass near the smoke shack. The CSO transported it to 28 West for safekeeping.


Case #: 220334
Date: 2022 09 22
Time: 1353
Description: Damage to Property
Location: GCC

Notes: Dispatch received an email from a Reed staff member reporting that the vinyl mural on the wall outside of Conference Room A inside the GCC had been damaged, having had a large portion of it torn away. The staff member stated that the damage was new as of that 24 hour period.


Case #: 220335
Date: 2022 09 22
Time: 1539
Description: Theft of Motor Vehicle
Location: West Lot

Notes: A CSO responded to a report of a vehicle theft from the West Lot. The CSO met with the vehicle owner, a Reed student, who reported that they had parked the vehicle in the lot three days prior. The student provided a description of the vehicle and also stated that they would file a report with the Portland Police Bureau.


Case #: 220336
Date: 2022 09 23
Time: 2235
Description: Graffiti
Location: Vollum

Notes: A CSO on an exterior patrol of Vollum encountered new graffiti on the west facing wall. Building services has been contacted for removal of the graffiti.


Case #: 220337
Date: 2022 09 24
Time: 0020
Description: Graffiti
Location: GCC

Notes: A CSO on exterior patrol of the GCC observed through a window, two students actively writing graffiti on a door inside the building. The CSO entered the building and when they arrived at the location where the students had been standing, the students had already left but could be seen entering a restroom in the hallway near the Pool Hall. The CSO waited for the students to exit the restroom and initiated a conversation with them regarding the graffiti.


Case #: 220338
Date: 2022 09 24
Time: 0158
Description: Suspicious Person/Activity/Circumstances
Location: Sullivan Hall

Notes: A CSO responded to a report of suspicious activity in the Sullivan residence hall. The CSO met with a student who reported that while they were in the restroom in Sullivan hall, two unknown persons entered the restroom and one of them seemingly attempted to enter the stall that the reporting student was occupying. The two unknown persons then quickly left the restroom. After exiting the restroom, the reporting student told another student about the interaction and that other student then found the other two unknown persons and attempted to confront them. The two persons, who this other student stated they believed to also be students, then ran away. This report was followed up on by Community Safety managers. 


Case #: 220339
Date: 2022 09 24
Time: 1532
Description: Suspicious Person/Activity/Circumstances
Location: Campus

Notes: A CSO responded to a report of verbal harassment of a neighbor by unaffiliated high schoolers. The neighbor stated that they knew the other high schoolers based on other interactions that took place off campus. The neighbor stated that the high schoolers would shout insults at them when they saw them both on and off campus. The report also noted that the high schoolers have also harassed Reed community members and had already been excluded by Reed CSOs during a prior interaction. 


Case #: 220340
Date: 2022 09 24
Time: 1822
Description: Medical Assist - Other
Location: Residence Hall

Notes: A CSO assisted a student in using the student’s personally prescribed epi pen.


Case #: 220341
Date: 2022 09 25
Time: 0038
Description: Medical Assist - Other
Location: Residence Hall

Notes: A CSO responded to a request for medical assistance in a residence hall. The CSO arrived and assessed the injury that a student had received. The CSO provided first aid assistance and the student stated that they would follow up with the HCC the following day.


Case #: 220342
Date: 2022 09 25
Time: 2316
Description: Harassment
Location: 28 West

Notes: A Reed community member reported being harassed by other Reed community members and requested a No Contact Order.


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 09 26 2022

Escort Surpassed expectations The officer was really nice and helpful, and I’m super appreciative I got some support
Unlock Met expectations
Other Complaints or Comments (please specify) Passing interaction Below expectations

A CSO's behavior concerned a community member, in part because the CSO did not acknowledge or greet the person after eye contact and passing nearby. The community member noted the position of power CSOs are seen to hold and was disappointed by the interaction. 

*This response had to be more heavily edited to protect the identity of the CSO. 

Unlock Below expectations Rude, late, and unhelpful.
Unlock Met expectations
Unlock Met expectations
Unlock Met expectations It makes me feel much safer as a member of this student body community that the CSOs don’t come or look into your room when they help us with unlocks. It also makes CSOs feel more like part of our community than a force that is applied on to our community, which I think is great!
Unlock Below expectations they never showed up
Unlock Met expectations
Unlock Met expectations Check the common room if person is not by the door
AOD Below expectations
Unlock someone else had a key and unlocked the faculty lounge so there was no interaction.