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The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


The three incidents took place in Ruef Hall, Marquis Hall and Watson Hall.

Students share recent experiences with burglary, harassment

By Selma O'Malley, News Editor April 19, 2024

Multiple incidents of burglary and one of a student being followed to her residence hall have been reported to Public Safety since the end of March. Three female first-years anonymously shared their experiences...

The car accident occurred on Sunday evening. (Photo courtesy of Alex Foster 24)

Cattell Street DUI results in arrest, damage to student vehicle

By Selma O'Malley, News Editor February 23, 2024

A drunk driver hit several parked cars on Cattell Street last Sunday evening, resulting in an arrest for a DUI by the Easton Police Department.  According to Patrol Lieutenant Joseph Alonzo, the driver,...

According to a college spokesman, Public Safety responded to the Kappa Kappa Gamma house on three occasions. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette College)

Man arrested outside Kappa Kappa Gamma house

By Trebor Maitin, Managing Editor February 9, 2024

A man was arrested outside the Kappa Kappa Gamma house last Friday following consecutive reports of suspicious activity. According to Jeff Troxell, the director of Public Safety, the calls alerting...

All police officers in Pennsylvania are required to undergo deescalation training.

How Public Safety aims to deescalate situations

By Makenna McCall, Contributing Writer February 2, 2024

Public Safety officers undergo deescalation training to be able to dissipate possibly dangerous situations. For all Public Safety officers, deescalation training is overseen by police chief Jim Meyer....

Tamir Freeman is a 23-year-old male said to have last resided on the 200 block of Northampton Street in Easton. (Photo courtesy of The Morning Call)

Manhunt in progress for Easton shooting suspect

By Jenny Davis, Staff Writer January 26, 2024

The Easton Police Department is currently searching for Tamir Freeman, 23, who is suspected to have shot and injured a man in Centre Square in Easton on Dec. 11. At about 9:30 p.m., police found a 30-year-old...

There are two types of officers that work under Public Safety: campus police officers and security officers.

Public Safety 101

By William Gutiérrez, Contributing Writer January 26, 2024

Last semester, The Lafayette published an article detailing what services Public Safety offers and what limits exist for officers. It has now compiled answers to some questions students might have regarding...

The colleges yearly crime history is published in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

Contextualizing the weekly crime log

By Andreas Pelekis, Assistant News Editor November 10, 2023

Each week, The Lafayette publishes a crime log from the Office of Public Safety. The crime log highlights incidents occurring on Lafayette-owned property, which are communicated from Public Safety to the...

Thursdays shooting was Eastons first fatal shooting since March 2022. (Photo courtesy of Trip Advisor)

Suspect at large after fatal South Side shooting

By Jenny Davis, Staff Writer November 3, 2023

A man was fatally shot last Thursday at Chubby’s of Southside, a deli located in Easton's South Side neighborhood. The Northampton County Coroner’s office ruled the incident as a homicide. The victim,...

Some of those arrested were living at the Hotel Lafayette. (Photo courtesy of Lehigh Valley Live)

Meth seized, six arrests made after Downtown raid

By Jenny Davis, Staff Writer October 27, 2023

Six individuals were arrested — with a warrant being obtained for the arrest of a seventh — following the discovery of a source of methamphetamine sales in downtown Easton on Oct. 20. Easton Police...

The new structure prioritizes technical, safety and communication improvements to Public Safetys emergency preparedness.

Crisis management team revamps campus security procedures

By Benjamin White, Contributing Writer October 27, 2023

The Lafayette Crisis Management Team is restructuring to better address campus emergencies. Originally a task force put together by Public Safety, the group is working with the college administration to...

Professor Kathleen Parrish raised concerns about doors not locking from the inside in Pardee Hall.

Public Safety working to clear up lockdown procedures

By Clara Witmer, Contributing Writer September 29, 2023

Despite a recent uptick in gun violence and mass shootings across the United States, Public Safety is confident in the campus’ preparedness for an active shooter crisis. Yet, members of the Lafayette...

Public Safety recently adopted a new set of parking rules to reduce confusion.

Public Safety’s powers

By Andreas Pelekis, Assistant News Editor September 29, 2023

Lafayette College Public Safety offers a broad range of services to students, faculty and Easton residents in addition to law enforcement duties. The Lafayette has compiled a list of what Public Safety...

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