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Coliseum parking causes conflict on campus

Randi Heaton, Reporter

April 17, 2019

In and out. Faculty, staff and students. Residents and commuters. In and out. Everyday the parking spaces on campus wait to be filled. Patrick Coggins, chief of police, said his officers use a formula of decided ratios to make sure all people have a place to park. Each year the police officers go...

Police officers help to keep campus secure

Police officers help to keep campus secure

Cortney Wood, Managing Editor

May 18, 2018

The University Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency and is staffed by both sworn and civilian professional. The 10 sworn police officers along with a telecommunication dispatch team operate all day, every day. As they prepare to move into an improved building in the next two mont...

Former football players arrested for assault

Former football players arrested for assault

Tyler Manning

March 24, 2018

Three former football players — Marcus Reynolds Jr., Matthew Rowe and Giacomo Gonzalez —allegedly charged into a student's room in Legacy Hall, assaulting him and leaving him badly wounded on March 3. Reynolds Jr. was arrested under the charge of burglary of habitation on the date of the crime;...

Car accident sparks power outage on campus

Tyler Manning, Editor

March 23, 2018

Around approximately 3 p.m. on Friday, March 23, the power went out across various facilities on campus. The power outage extended to the traffic lights on the intersection of Louis J. Rodriguez Drive and Midwestern Parkway. According to Mike Richardson, assistant director of the wellness center,...

New student center, Greek life building announced at town hall meeting

New student center, Greek life building announced at town hall meeting

Cortney Wood

February 13, 2018

To alleviate some of the crowding in the Clark Student Center, Suzanne Shipley, university president, announced the Daniel building will be repurposed as a greek commons for sorority and fraternities as well as other student organizations as part of the boundless opportunity campaign at the town ha...

Faculty discuss sanctuary cities bill at forum

Faculty discuss sanctuary cities bill at forum

Tyler Manning

September 19, 2017

To educate students on how Texas Senate Bill 4 will affect campus and Wichita Falls policing, the Office of Equity, Inclusion and Multicultural Affairs hosted a forum on Sept. 18 in the Legacy Hall Multipurpose Room. "Wichita Falls isn't and has never been a sanctuary city," Manuel Borrego, Wichit...

Law enforcement not just a job; it’s a calling

Law enforcement not just a job; it’s a calling

Garrett Hutchinson

October 11, 2016

In today's society, the citizens of the United States of America, face a number of issues that will affect us beyond the election. One of the biggest issues today is racial injustice and racially motivated hatred regarding police incidents around the U.S.I am part-black and ex-law enforcement. I hav...

Student senators discuss campus carry at first meeting

Student senators discuss campus carry at first meeting

Jeromy Stacy

October 5, 2016

The first Student Government Association meeting of the semester was held Tuesday on Oct. 4, starting with guest speaker and Chief of Police Patrick Coggins.Coggins spoke about the new campus carry law that went into effect on Aug. 1 and the process behind creating and maintaining the policy that re...

Ladd ‘off to the mountains’ for retirement

Ladd ‘off to the mountains’ for retirement

Jeanette Perry

August 30, 2016

If you want to say goodbye to police officer Elwyn Ladd, you better hurry.After 10 years on the MSU force and 27 in the city, he's retiring. He said he plans to,"immediately head to the mountains in New Mexico."But before his departure, Ladd had time to reflect on his career and to be recognized at a ...

New police, housing directors take part in meet and greet

Reginald Johnson II

March 8, 2016

Newly appointed Chief of Police Patrick Coggins and Director of Residence Life and Housing Kristi Schulte were the focal points of the meet and greet on March 9 in Comanche Suites.“It’s been a busy month, I’ve spent a lot of time looking at protocol and process in the department,” Coggins said.Schu...

Alumnus named police chief

Alumnus named police chief

Patrick German

February 3, 2016

Once Police Chief Patrick Coggins heard about the opening position from a current employee, he saw many reasons to apply for the position following Dan Williams' retirement last fall.Coggins said, “First off, [MSU is] my alma mater, and I actually knew former Chief Dan Williams through profession...

Police chief: Thanks for your efforts, advocacy

Police chief: Thanks for your efforts, advocacy

The Wichitan

October 2, 2015

OUR VIEW: Police Chief Dan Williams has been a tireless advocate for students and public safety on campus during his tenure. Officials need to hire someone just as competent and student-friendly. Dan Williams has done a significant amount of work for the university in the years he has been police ...

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