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Accreditation organization to visit PUPD, public input sought

The Purdue University Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards.

Local, campus police remind community of safety initiatives in wake of robberies

The West Lafayette and Purdue University Police Departments are working together to investigate a recent string of strong-armed robberies that have occurred just off campus in the city of West Lafayette.

Police make second arrest in cashbox theft

Donald Javon Scaife, one of three family members sought by police in connection with the May 9 theft of a cash box from an Amazon location in Purdue University's Earhart Hall, was arrested Thursday (June 4) in Danville, Illinois.

Police make 1 arrest in cashbox theft; 2 suspects still being sought

Darlene Scaife, who was being sought by police in connection to the May 9 theft of a cashbox from an Amazon location in Purdue University's Earhart Hall, was arrested Wednesday (May 27) in Danville, Illinois. The arrest was the result of a joint investigation by the Purdue and Danville police departments.

Reported fraternity theft a misunderstanding

Purdue University police have determined that a reported burglary at the FarmHouse fraternity on Sunday (May 10) was a misunderstanding, and two computers that were taken have been returned.

Officers at sobriety checkpoint see safe driving practices

A sobriety checkpoint set up Thursday (April 23) night at the intersection of W. State and Marsteller streets on Purdue's campus resulted in no arrests being made, Purdue police Capt. Eric Chin said.

Purdue police and local law enforcement to conduct sobriety checkpoint

Officers with the Tippecanoe County Traffic Safety Partnership, which includes the Lafayette, West Lafayette, and Purdue police departments and the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Department, will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Thursday (April 23) night in West Lafayette.

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