Student sees effects of DPS pepper spray

“I still can’t see out of my left eye,” said Cedric Berryhill a week after being pepper sprayed by a Department of Public Safety officer. Two SIU students and a visiting friend said they were pepper sprayed by a DPS officer at Thompson Point for ... Continue Reading →

Four suspects in custody for campus battery

The SIU Department of Public Safety has identified all six suspects, four of whom are in custody, in the battery of a former student near the Agriculture Building on Sept. 30, the student said. Chris Hooks, a 26-year-old alumnus who was attacked while ... Continue Reading →

DPS: Two of six suspects in custody

The SIU Department of Public has identified six suspects, two of which are in custody, in the attack of an individual Tuesday night by the Agriculture Building, a former student who says he is the victim said. Chris Hooks, a 26-year-old alumnus who was ... Continue Reading →

Chief Newman makes changes

Police Chief Benjamin Newman oversaw plans for new Department of Public Safety headquarters, new uniforms and new campus liaisons in his first year at the university. The university will spend $1.8 million to move the department headquarters from Washington ... Continue Reading →

Six SIU students arrested for sexual assault

Six SIU students were arrested this weekend in two separate sexual assault incidents. Both 18-year-old victims were treated and released from Carbondale Memorial Hospital, according to a Department of Public Safety report. One was an SIU student and one ... Continue Reading →

Third robbery occurs in three days

Carbondale Police are investigating the third incident in a string of robberies reported in less than 72 hours, all of which occurred less than a quarter of a mile from one another. The most recent incident was reported near midnight Tuesday in the 500 ... Continue Reading →

New outdoor warning system installed

Students who want to remain safe should listen to the voices in the sky. The Department of Public Safety, the Physical Plant and Federal Signal, a security company focused on communities and workplaces, installed a new outdoor emergency notification system ... Continue Reading →

Night Transit seeks new program improvements

The Night Safety Transit continues to grow and provide SIU students the option to safely travel to and from campus locations. With the massive influx of calls from students each night and the winter approaching, the service may be faced an assortment ... Continue Reading →

Head of Department of Public Safety announces retirement

After 30 years of working to keep students safe, Department of Public Safety director Todd Sigler is retiring Oct. 15. Sigler’s retirement was announced Sept. 9 as part of SIU’s state of the university address. He has worked for the department for ... Continue Reading →

State program to increase campus safety, readiness

Universities statewide are participating in a test program designed to inform students that safety is a high priority on their campus. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency announced a pilot program April 22 for the Ready to Respond Campus initiative, ... Continue Reading →

Commission reflects on party

Racial and legal issues were among the concerns addressed at a meeting held in relation to a party earlier this semester. The events that took place surrounding an Aug. 26 student-led party left some students and community members with unanswered questions. ... Continue Reading →

Fight by towers yields arrests

University leaders said eight arrests were made in relation to a fight on campus Sunday. Todd Sigler, director of SIU Department of Public Safety, said police responded to the fight outside of Schneider Hall around 4:45 p.m. Sunday, and arrests were ... Continue Reading →

Fights begin to frequent Brush Towers

Sigler: Fights unrelated to gang violence Neely Drive was lined with squad cars for the second straight night. Monday, when police responded to two calls regarding disturbances outside the Brush Towers. Calls at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. reported small ... Continue Reading →
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