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Research examines effect of pot legalization on policing

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers are undertaking a $1 million, three-year study of how the state’s legalization of marijuana has affected law enforcement and crime. The study will look at state, county and tribal police jurisdictions, as well as policing in neighboring states. » More …

Sept. 16, 27, 29: Policing, education, refugee crises considered

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Policing and race in America, school funding in Washington and Mideast refugees in Europe are the topics of free, public presentations hosted by the Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service this month at Washington State University. » More …

Sept. 16: Tours, ceremony for new police building

public-safety-buildingPULLMAN, Wash. – Tours and refreshments will follow the 11 a.m. dedication of the new Public Safety Building on Friday, Sept. 16, at Grimes Way and Olympia Avenue at Washington State University. » More …

Feb. 29: Effects of police bias, fatigue, distraction discussed

just-mercyPULLMAN, Wash. – The implications of racial bias, fatigue and distracted driving on the police and communities they serve will be discussed at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29, in CUE 203 at Washington State University as part of the free, public common reading lecture series. » More …

Oct. 21: Police chiefs discuss law enforcement, society

just-mercyPULLMAN, Wash. – Changes in law enforcement to meet societal needs and demands will be discussed by Pullman and Washington State University police chiefs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in CUE 203 at WSU. The free, public talk is tied to WSU’s common reading, “Just Mercy,” by Bryan Stevenson. » More …

Online media course enhances policeman’s career

By Darin Watkins, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

Smith-80ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. – It was a disturbing phone call for even the most seasoned of police officers. Hours after Fourth of July celebrations died down, someone abandoned a six-week-old baby girl in the middle of the road. » More …

July 28-29: Police partnership prompts training conference

By Lorraine Nelson, WSU Spokane

police-health-conferenceSPOKANE, Wash. – A conference for first responders and mental health professionals will be July 28-29 at Washington State University Spokane. » More …

Graduating detective enlists help from TRiO to succeed

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Nunez-mugRICHLAND, Wash. – Jacinto “Jason” Nunez was able to make a successful life for himself and his family as a detective for the Franklin County Sheriff’s office, but he always felt something was missing. » More …