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Personal Fireworks Prohibited in City Property
06/28/2022
Effective July 2, 2022, Pullman City Code 3.16.020 prohibits the discharge of personal fireworks in City of Pullman parks or within City-owned facilities and grounds. Only permitted fireworks displays, authorized by the Fire Chief, may take place in these areas. Any person found in violation of this ordinance shall have committed an infraction, and will be subject to a $250 penalty.
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4th of July & Fireworks
06/27/2022
Friday, July 1, 2022 marks the opening of several fireworks stands in Pullman. However, it is illegal to discharge fireworks until July 3. Pullman Police Officers will be actively patrolling for fireworks violations and have been instructed to assertively enforce the fireworks ordinance. Those found with illegal fireworks, or discharging fireworks outside of the allowable time periods, can expect a citation.
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Pullman PD School Safety Response
05/27/2022
The Pullman Police Department is dedicated to ongoing and proactive training in preparation for a mass casualty event; preparation that we hope to never need. Should the time ever come, officers are prepared to respond and take immediate action to neutralize any threat to public safety.
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National Police Week 2022
05/11/2022
May 11-17, 2022 is National Police Week, set aside to honor and remember those law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as the family members, friends and fellow officers that they leave behind.
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Animal Cruelty Investigation
05/09/2022
On March 16, 2022, Pullman Police Department Code Enforcement officers obtained a search warrant, following reports of deceased animals and unsanitary conditions at a unit within The Ruckus housing community. After more than 300 hours of intense investigation, charges have been forwarded to the Whitman County Prosecutor’s Office.
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Shooting Death of WSU Student
05/06/2022
On May 6, 2022 at approximately 2:05 am, Pullman officers responded to a call of a subject who shot himself in the Pimlico Apartments parking lot at 1455 NE Brandi Way, Pullman.
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National Bike Month 2022
04/29/2022
National Bike Month is celebrated in communities across the nation each May. Established in 1956 and sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, National Bike Month is a celebration of biking as a means of transportation, a recreational pastime, and as essential to our well-being and everyday lives.
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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
04/27/2022
April 30th, 2022 is the 22nd National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. This nationwide event addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue.
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National Crime Victims' Rights Week
04/21/2022
The Pullman Police Department recognizes the outstanding work of organizations and advocates that provide resources and support to victims of crime in our local area, including Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse, the Crime Victim Service Center of Whitman County, and the Whitman County Prosecutor’s Office.
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National Volunteer Week
04/15/2022
The Pullman Police Department is grateful to have dedicated, professional volunteer personnel, contributing time and talents in service to our local community.
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Animal Care & Control Appreciation Week
04/11/2022
Endorsed by the National Animal Care & Control Association, Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week (April 10-16, 2022) celebrates and promotes the important work of those who handle the care and control of animals throughout the nation.
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National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week 2022
04/08/2022
National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, April 10-16, 2022, recognizes the invaluable contributions of emergency dispatchers to public safety and emergency response.
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Cold Cases Solved with DNA Evidence 18 Years Later
03/17/2022
At the request of Pullman Police Department detectives, members of the Spokane Police Department Special Investigations Unit located and arrested 47-year-old Kenneth Downing at approximately 10:45 am today, at a Spokane job site where he works construction. Downing, of Elk, Washington, faces multiple felony charges stemming from a series of home invasion / sexual assaults that occurred in Pullman between November 2003 and March 2004.
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Legislative Updates: Revised Impacts to Policing in Pullman
03/09/2022
Last year, a number of police reform bills were passed by the Washington State Legislature. At that time, the Pullman Police Department provided information outlining the impacts of those bills on local law enforcement activities, including changes to the less-lethal options available for use by officers, as well as impacts to pursuit and use-of-force procedures. During the State’s most recent legislative session, legislation was passed to mitigate the unintended consequences of last year’s bills.
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