Suspect in custody in connection with armed assault incident

(Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian)

William McKeown, 19, of Framingham, is in Framingham Police custody on an outstanding warrant in connection with the University of Massachusetts Police Department’s investigation into Thursday’s assault at Pierpont Hall.

New UMass Police Chief Tyrone Parham excited to join campus community

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Parham touched on variety of campus safety points Friday, including that the University has recently checked all Blue Lights on campus, and its working to remind the community to “remain vigilant” of safety.

SLIDESHOW: Tyrone Parham Sworn in as Police Chief

Tyrone A. Parham was sworn in as UMPD Police Chief on Friday. 
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UMass police chief hiring procedure involves input from across campus

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In selecting a new police chief over winter break, the University demonstrated a long withstanding procedure for the hiring of a high-profile position.

Patrick Durocher rape trial enters third day

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Eight witnesses testified Wednesday, providing further details on the 2013 night in question.

UMPD plans to change sexual assault crime alert policies following student criticism

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Student-sent email prompts discussion of how to handle crime alert within UMass Police.

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UMPD investigating alleged sexual assault on UMass campus

UMass Police Department
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A woman told police that she was pushed to the ground by an unidentified male and was sexually assaulted by use of his hand early Friday morning.

Area governors hope to see more blue light stations installed at UMass

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Governors say that students are concerned they can’t always see the emergency stations from various areas on campus.

UMass Amazing Race sees spike in competitors

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This semester’s Amazing Race, which was held Friday, attracted 35 team and more than 100 competitors.

Students should reject NYPD on campus

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Will Keve implores UMass to listen to student feedback and reject Joseph Riley for police chief.

UMass announces three finalists in police chief search, campus forums to be held for candidates

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Joseph R. Riley, Tyrone A. Parham and Thomas Y. Trawick, Jr. will participate in campus forums over the next two weeks.

UMass dining services employee fired, issued no trespass order after bringing gun on campus

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The man showed .380-caliber handgun stored in the trunk of his car to two fellow employees at the end of a shift on Oct. 22.

UMPD will require officers to carry opioid overdose-reversing drug Narcan

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Funding for the drug will come from the department’s own budget and is expected to cost approximately $2,000.

VIDEO: Students respond to campus safety concerns

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In light of Oregon shootings, students are asked if they feel safe at UMass.

UMass students reflect on campus safety after recent college shootings

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Some students questioned the effectiveness of residential security systems and the ease of access to campus.

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UMass unveils annual security report

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The report was released to students via email Thursday morning, and provided statistics on a variety of crimes and incidents, including reported rapes, domestic violence, burglaries, and others.

Former UMass student charged in connection with 2013 overdose death

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Jesse Carrillo, 27, was charged with involuntary manslaughter and distributing heroin on Monday afternoon.

Search for new UMass police chief likely to last through fall

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The search for a new chief of police began after John Horvath, who took over as chief in October of 2012, resigned last May to become the head of the Rockport Police Department.