Community Safety

Division of Student Life

Community Safety Blotter & Activity 

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November 21, 2022 - November 27, 2022

Weekly Activity:

Alarm checks: 14
Animal issue responses: 0
AOD interactions: 1
Building patrols: 209
Candle/incense violation interactions: 0
Community assistance responses: 0
Escorts: 2
Fire responses: 0
Foot patrols: 202
Held door checks: 9
Maintenance issue responses: 3
Medical assistance responses: 1
Noise complaint responses: 2
Suspicious circumstance responses: 18
Theft reports taken: 0
Unlocks: 58
Vehicle patrols: 263
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.


Case #: 220436
Date: 2022 11 21
Time: 1320
Description: Information Only
Location: Eliot Hall

Notes: A CSO responded to a report of suspicious circumstances in Eliot Hall. The CSO met with a Reed staff member who reported that they had locked their office before leaving for the weekend and upon their return they found the office to be unlocked and items moved around. There was no evidence of forced entry. The CSO confirmed that to their knowledge no one aside from the office occupant and Community Safety has a copy of the room key.


Case #: 220437
Date: 2022 11 22
Time: 0611
Description: Suspicious Person/Activity/Circumstances
Location: Reed College Apartments

Notes: A CSO responded to a report of an unauthorized entry of an unknown individual into a Reed College apartment. The CSO met with a Reed student who reported that they had awakened to find another individual asleep in their bed next to them. They stated that after a bit the individual got up and left without incident. A Timely Warning was issued to the community regarding this incident.


Case #: 220438
Date: 2022 11 23
Time: 0628
Description: Noise Complaint
Location: Reed College Apartments

Notes: A CSO responded to a noise complaint at the Reed College apartments. The CSO met with both the complainant and the other resident creating the noise. The other resident apologized for any excessive noise and the CSO continued on their regular patrol duties.


Case #: 220439
Date: 2022 11 23
Time: 0105
Description: Suspicious Person/Activity/Circumstances
Location: Griffin

Notes: A CSO responded to a report of the odor of gasoline near Griffin residence hall. Upon investigating the area, the CSO observed a vehicle in the north lot with containers beneath a vehicle catching gas dripping from what was apparently a leak in the fuel system. 


Case #: 220440
Date: 2022 11 23
Time: 1454
Description: Evidence of Drug Use
Location: Chinese House

Notes: A CSO responded to a report of the odor of cannabis on the first floor of the Chinese house. The CSO was unable to locate the source of the odor but while investigating did encounter an open furnace vent. A work order was put in to repair the furnace vent door.


Case #: 220441
Date: 2022 11 26
Time: 1951
Description: Information Only
Location: Prexy

Notes: A CSO on patrol encountered a Portland Police officer standing outside of Prexy. Upon conversing with the officer, the CSO learned that the officer was meeting with a Reed student who wished to report fraud. The CSO remained on scene and took a report as well. The student reported that they had wired money to an unknown individual claiming to be an authority. At some point, the student realized that the individual claiming to be an authority was scamming them. They then reported this to the Portland Police. The CSO is connecting the student to available resources on campus for any aid that can be offered.


Case #: 220442
Date: 2022 11 26
Time: 2313
Description: Medical Assist - Drugs
Location: Residence Hall

Notes: CSOs responded to a request for medical assistance at a residence hall. Upon arrival they met with four students, one of whom had consumed multiple types of drugs and required medical attention. After a brief assessment it was determined that the student required medical intervention and CSOs requested American Medical Response (AMR) be contacted. The student was transported to a nearby medical facility for further care. 


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 11 28 2022
Other Complaints or Comments (please specify) General visibility on rounds across campus Surpassed expectations I'm grateful for the presence Community Safety brings and that you are here for us 24/7, 365 (366 in leap years!). Thank you