San Luis Obispo City Council is considering replacing the San Luis Obispo Police Station with a $52 million Public Safety Center designed with a focus on community policing and sustainability. This multi-million dollar project would replace the 52-year-old station that currently stands on Walnut Street, stripping it down and rebuilding it to include an emergency […]
Journalism freshman Kylee Brown said she woke up on Wednesday, Sept. 29, excited to ride her bike around campus to see where she could park it for her classes. When she walked up to the rack directly outside of Nipumuʔ Residence Hall where she had locked her bike, it was gone. “I just stood there […]
Law enforcement from across California and other states gathered at Cal Poly’s Performing Arts Center on the morning of May 20 to honor the death of Detective Luca Benedetti of the San Luis Obispo Police Department. Benedetti, a Cal Poly alumnus, was shot and killed while serving a search warrant near South Higuera Street on […]
Cal Poly and the City of San Luis Obispo are partnering to hold a memorial service tomorrow for San Luis Obispo Police Department (SLOPD) Detective Luca Benedetti, who was shot and killed in the line of duty last week. The memorial will be held at the Cal Poly Performing Arts Center on Thursday, May 20 […]
Rick Scott will be joining the San Luis Obispo Police Department (SLOPD) as the new police chief starting May 13, according to a city press release. According to the city, Scott, former assistant police chief in North Richland Hills, Texas, is expected to focus on community engagement, transparency and trust in his new position. “Public […]
After 100 police officers arrived in riot gear, what began as a peaceful Monday protest ended in a cloud of tear gas and at least five Cal Poly students with their hands in zip ties. Following a stalemate between officers and protestors at the intersection of Santa Rosa and Walnut Street, law enforcement gave the […]
In previous years, San Luis Obispo police officers used force about 50 times a year. This year, police reduced their use of force by about half, according to Police Chief Deanna Cantrell.
Cal Poly and several community partners unveiled a new resource for sexual assault survivors, assisting them in anonymously gathering information, exploring local services and reporting the crime when they are ready. In Seek Then Speak, Survivors are guided through a series of questions to determine the best options to get assistance. The free program is designed […]
As part of distracted driving month, SLOPD and OTS teamed up to increase education and enforcement efforts statewide.
At least one Title IX investigation will conclude Oct. 6, according to a written document shown to Mustang News.
As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, some Cal Poly students and community members recall San Luis Obispo’s rocky history with holiday parties. Years of ordinances and double fines have created a climate of distrust between students and San Luis Obispo residents. But this year marks a change as new methods of keeping parties in check work […]