Tag: police

Policing in America

BY CHRIS KERNAN-SCHMIDT Police officers in America are, for the most part, an essential and vital service for the safety, well-being and education of a community. They are an invaluable backbone in our modern society. That said, the state of policing…

Body cameras for Mason Police

Program is expected to start before fall 2018 By Abigail Adcox, Staff Writer The Mason Police Department recently acquired 28 body cameras that will soon be worn by patrol officers on all shifts. According to Chief of Police Carl Rowan,…

Title IX Policy at Mason

The statistics for sexual and gender-based harassment By Abigail Adcox, Staff Writer  Since the beginning of April there have been two reports of sexual assault and four reports of stalking according to the Daily Crime and Fire Log published by…

How Mason Police respond to active threats

Mason’s police department and Special Response Team lay out their active threat strategy By Isabella LaMagdeleine, Staff Writer As public shootings capture the attention of the nation, Mason’s responders are working hard to make sure that our campus and community…

Mason Appoints New Chief of Police

CHIEF CARL ROWAN JR. ANSWERS CONCERNING QUESTIONS ON CAMPUS CRIME AND SAFETY By Sabrina Acerra, Staff Writer  Mason recently appointed Carl Rowan Jr. as the new Chief of Police and head of public safety. “Law enforcement has been something that…

Opal Tometi: Inclusion for all

Black Lives Matter co-founder visits Mason for DREAM Week BY MIA WISE, ASSISTANT CAMPUS NEWS EDITOR   Opal Tometi, one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter, visited Mason March 30 to speak about Black Lives Matter as a part…

Cops in the Community

Mason police, Fairfax police discuss public’s trust in law enforcement BY EDNA MCCLUNG   The Eta Delta Delta chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., along with student government, hosted an open dialogue with police officers called “Cops in the…

Combatting substance abuse in Virginia

BY HAMNA AHMAD, STAFF WRITER Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe recently announced a new partnership with Mason that will bring the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment program to the Commonwealth to combat substance abuse and fatal drug overdoses. The…

Three students found with potential bomb materials

(Photo credit: Sarah Kladler/Fourth Estate) Three Mason students were arrested last week after “bomb making materials” were found in a dorm room in Jefferson Hall. The arrests occurred last Wednesday, but it was not until this past Monday that the…

Fairfax County police implement new 9-1-1 texting program

(Photo credit: Claire Cecil/Fourth Estate) “Call if you can. Text if you can’t.” Police departments in Fairfax County, the Town of Herndon, the Town of Vienna, the Town of Clifton and the City of Fairfax have implemented a Text to…