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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Fairfax to host global games for public safety officials

Local residents will find the opportunity to cheer on public safety officials from around the world in a series of competitive events called the World Police and Fire Games. The Games, which happen biennially, will take place June 26 to…

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Mason Police report third arson of the semester

Mason Police reported on Wednesday, April 22 for the third arson incident this semester, this time at Sandbridge Hall. There have also been two fires at Robinson Hall B on March 31 and April 1. “On Tuesday, April 21, 2015…

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Campus police departments reform race relations

Police department reforms, concerning relationships with racial minorities and their subsequent policy reforms, are trickling down to the university level. This comes at a time when police and community relations are especially tense following events in Ferguson, M.O., New York…

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National policing task force calls for trust and accountability

The national task force on 21st century policing co-chaired by Mason professor Laurie Robinson delivered its final report to President Obama Mar. 2. The report highlights the importance of creating a trusting, respectful relationship between law enforcement and the communities…