Community Safety

Division of Student Life

Community Safety Blotter & Activity 

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October 10, 2022 - October 16, 2022

Weekly Activity:

Alarm checks: 4
Animal issue responses: 0
AOD interactions: 1
Building patrols: 254
Candle/incense violation interactions: 1
Community assistance responses: 4
Escorts: 3
Fire responses: 0
Foot patrols: 318
Held door checks: 14
Maintenance issue responses: 0
Medical assistance responses: 2
Noise complaint responses: 0
Suspicious circumstance responses: 7
Theft reports taken: 2
Unlocks: 78
Vehicle patrols: 170
Vehicle assistance responses: 0
Welfare check responses: 0


Weekly Reports:


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Case #: 220376
Date: 2022 10 11
Time: 1236
Description: Theft - Computer
Location: ETC

Notes: A CSO responded to a report of a stolen laptop from the ETC. The CSO spoke with a staff member who reported that the laptop had been stolen while it had been left momentarily unattended in an unlocked room. The staff member implemented safety protocols to render the laptop useless and also stated they would complete a police report. 


Case #: 220377
Date: 2022 10 12
Time: 0108
Description: Candle or Incense Burning in a Residence Hall
Location: Abington

Notes: A CSO on a patrol of Abington encountered the odor of incense. The CSO determined the odor was coming from one room, and made contact with the occupant. The resident stated that they were unaware they were not supposed to be burning incense in the residence hall. The CSO informed them that the incense and candle prohibitions could be found in the housing contract. The CSO bid the resident a good rest of their evening and continued on with their patrol.


Case #: 220378
Date: 2022 10 12
Time: 0151
Description: Medical Assist - Other
Location: Residence Hall

Notes: CSOs responded to a request for medical assistance in a residence hall. Upon arrival, the CSOs met with a student experiencing medical distress. After speaking with the student and attempting to reach a nurse via the Fonemed Nurse Advice line, the CSOs offered to contact American Medical Response (AMR) for further evaluation and the student agreed. AMR arrived and assessed the student and determined that further medical intervention was not necessary at that time. All units cleared from the scene and the CSOs encouraged the student to call back if their condition did not improve or worsened. Approximately thirty minutes later the student called Dispatch to request a taxi cab ride be arranged to transport the student to a nearby medical facility. 


Case #: 220379
Date: 2022 10 12
Time: 1838
Description: Suspicious Person/Activity/Circumstances
Location: Reed Pond

Notes: A CSO on patrol near the Reed Pond in the northwest quadrant encountered a space that appeared to have been used as an unsanctioned toilet area. Grounds was contacted with a request for clean up. 


Case #: 220380
Date: 2022 10 12
Time: 2219
Description: Cannabis Use or Possession
Location: Abington

Notes: A CSO on internal patrol of Abington encountered the odor of cannabis. The CSO followed the odor to one residence, and made contact with the occupant. The resident confirmed that they had recently smoked cannabis and were aware of the college policy regarding cannabis use on campus. The CSO wished the student a good rest of their evening and continued on with their patrol.


Case #: 220381
Date: 2022 10 14
Time: 2028
Description: Graffiti
Location: Sequoia

Notes: A CSO responded to a report of new graffiti on the Sequoia balcony. The CSO completed a report and Building Services was contacted for removal of the graffiti.


Case #: 220382
Date: 2022 10 15
Time: 0128
Description: Medical Amnesty/Medical Assist - Alcohol
Location: Residence Hall

Notes: A CSO responded to a request for a welfare check on a student who had reportedly combined alcohol with prescription drugs. The CSO met with the student for whom the welfare check had been requested and the student confirmed that they had consumed alcohol a couple of hours beforehand, and then taken prescription medication shortly before the CSO’s arrival. The CSO confirmed that the student was not exhibiting any signs or symptoms of alcohol or other drug overdose and also confirmed that the student knew how to administer Naloxone/Narcan if the need arose. As the student had a friend with them, the CSO ensured that the friend also knew how to administer Naloxone/Narcan, and the CSO provided yellow and pink cards to the students before departing. 


Case #: 220383
Date: 2022 10 15
Time: 0439
Description: Graffiti
Location: Naito

Notes: A CSO on patrol near Naito encountered new graffiti on the pavement near the west entrance. Building Services was contacted for removal of the graffiti.


Case #: 220384
Date: 2022 10 15
Time: 0753
Description: Unattended Alcohol or Drugs
Location: Cross Canyon Smoking Shelter

Notes: A CSO heading to a call for assistance at Chittick residence hall encountered what appeared to be a case of beer sitting unattended in the smoking shelter nearby. Once the CSO had cleared from the call they returned to the smoking shelter and discovered that the box was empty. The CSO initiated an exterior patrol of the Cross Canyon residence halls and encountered a red and black bag hidden in the nearby bushes. A quick inspection revealed that the bag contained unopened beer cans. The CSO returned to 28 West with the bag to dispose of the beer. There they also discovered that the bag contained three red solo cups and a ping pong ball. 


Case #: 220385
Date: 2022 10 15
Time: 0909
Description: Theft of Motor Vehicle
Location: Grove Lot

Notes: A student reported that they had parked their vehicle in the Grove lot the night before and discovered that morning that the vehicle was missing. The student was also encouraged to file a police report. 


Case #: 220386
Date: 2022 10 16
Time: 1359
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, the parent of a Reed student, who reported that at some point during the three hours their vehicle had been parked in the lot their catalytic converter had been stolen. The CSO recommended the vehicle owner also file a police report. 


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 10 17 2022

Medical Assist Met expectations Maybe having electrolyte beverages, diabetes high/low test kits, blood pressure cuff thing, idk the emts were called and did basic vital tests that I feel could have been checked ahead of time.
Unlock Surpassed expectations CSO officers have a way of putting students at ease, even in potentially embarrassing situations, like locking oneself out of one9 dorm room
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Escort Surpassed expectations The person who escorted me was very nice and careful and made me feel comfortable and safe.
Unlock Surpassed expectations Thank you for your help!! I found my keys so everything is fine :)
Vehicle Assist Surpassed expectations I m very thankful for the help from our safe community, fast and efficient!
Unlock Surpassed expectations Very friendly
Unlock Surpassed expectations Thanks very much for coming to my aid so quickly and helping me get back into my office!
Unlock Surpassed expectations Great, fast and pleasant and helped me feel like less of a incompetent human. Students and staff are lucky to have access to this 24/7...however I hope to not need to use it again ;).
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Escort Surpassed expectations I have never had an issue with any of the staff, they are very nice and helpful.
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Unlock Surpassed expectations Very thankful of them.
Unlock Met expectations Although waits have been rather long, they are always polite and pleasant and let me back in efficiently.