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OSU Plans Listening Sessions For Input On Campus Safety

Hal Hermanson

Oregon State University is holding a series of public listening sessions to get input on the future of public safety services on its Corvallis campus.

The Oregon State Police has provided law enforcement services at OSU for more than 30 years. That comes to an end in June. The agency ended its contract with the school in the wake of a video showing the arrest of a black female student last fall. Many students said the incident was an example of racial bias and excessive force. 

Now, the university is planning for the next phase of campus safety. An advisory committee has supported a possible contract with the Corvallis Police Department in the short-term, but the panel is investigating best options over the long run.

Four public meetings will be held to gather input from students and the community. Here are the times and locations of the meetings:

  • 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, March 9, in the Memorial Union Horizon Room
  • 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, March 10, in the Memorial Union Horizon Room
  • 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, March 10, in the main meeting room of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
  • 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 11, in the Memorial Union Horizon Room

Chris Lehman has been reporting on Oregon issues since 2006. He joined the KLCC news department in December 2018 and became News Director in March 2023. Chris was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and graduated from Temple University with a degree in journalism. His public broadcasting career includes stops in Louisiana and Illinois. Chris has filed for national programs including “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.”
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