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Police and community relations: finding cultural sensitivity

Police and community relations: finding cultural sensitivity

Jessica Orlando, Reporter March 20, 2021

Oakland University’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program hosted a webinar featuring Harold Love, a retired police captain and professional counselor, on Tuesday, Mar. 16.  Love served 25...

Police Files: 2/3/2021

Ben Hume, Web Editor February 1, 2021

Unreadable Plates An Oakland University Police Officer was on patrol in a marked police car near Meadow Brook Rd. at 1:00 a.m. on May 20, 2019, when they spotted a grey Dodge without a license plate...

OUPD raises funds for new K9 unit

Patrick Sullivan, Web Editor September 5, 2018

According to a recent study by the National Council for Home Safety and Security, Oakland University is the safest campus in the state of Michigan. This is thanks in part to the police department that...

Starting April, buildings on campus received individual addresses instead of the generic university address.

Updated Address, in effect April 4

Alexus Bomar April 3, 2016

Starting April, buildings on campus received individual addresses instead of the generic university address.

Mekkel Richards and his friend filed a federal district court lawsuit against the City of Detroit and six police officers after being arrested for filming an officer in Detroit.

OU student suing Detroit Police in brutality case

By: Jackson Gilbert August 13, 2015

It isn’t a crime to film a police officer. There are several established court cases that guarantee the right.Oakland University student Mekkel Richards, a journalism student, along with lifelong friend...

OUPD text alerts provide a new way to report crime, emergencies

OUPD text alerts provide a new way to report crime, emergencies

by Ali DeRees March 10, 2014

Have you ever found yourself in a situation in which you may have needed help and needed quick action, or didn't think a 911 call was necessary? Oakland University students, faculty and employees now have...

Police Captain from MSU speaks at second forum for next OUPD Chief of Police

By Ali DeRees March 9, 2014

Captain Penny Fischer from the Michigan State University Department of Police and Public Safety spoke at Oakland University’s second open forum discussion on Friday, March 7. Fischer is one of three...

Captain Mark Gordon, one of three candidates to replace Chief of Police Samuel Lucido, speaks about his work experience and philosophy Tuesday. The other candidates will be speaking Friday, March 7 and Tuesday, March 11.

Forum kicks off search for the next OUPD Chief of Police

By Ali DeRees March 6, 2014

The search is on for Oakland University's new Chief of Police. With the retirement of current Oakland University Police Department Chief of Police Samuel Lucido, a committee in charge of finding the next...

Police Chief Lucido retires from Oakland University’s police department

August 21, 2013

Oakland University Police Chief Samuel Lucido is retiring after 11 years at OU.The retirement, effective Jan. 3, will coincide with Lucido's 42nd year in law enforcement.The announcement came in a campuswide...

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