UOPD Considers Arming its Officers

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon held its first public hearing as it considers arming its police officers. About 50 people filed into the meeting including students, attorneys and officers. UO Public Safety Division became an official police department in October. Part of that transition includes giving guns to officers. The university says arming … Continue reading »

UO to Discuss Arming Campus Police

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon is holding its first in a series of public forums to discuss whether its police officers should be armed when on duty. The school’s police department became a police agency last year. Since the spring, the department has met with students, faculty, and staff to discuss the possibility … Continue reading »

Name Change Only Part of UOPD Transition

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon Department of Public Safety is now the University of Oregon Police Department. Aside from the name change, the department will stay the same. The Oregon legislature changed a law in January to allow state universities to have their own police departments. The UO wanted to create a layout … Continue reading »

UO Dept. of Public Safety Becomes UOPD

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon Department of Public Safety has changed its name to the University of Oregon Police Department, or UOPD. The name change, effective immediately, is one part of the transition to a fully sworn, full-service policy agency. “Our department is coordinating more than ever with other law enforcement agencies, and … Continue reading »

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