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Message From Director

 

I want to thank you for taking the time to visit the Zanesville Campus Public Safety Department's website.  This site is designed to provide you with important information regarding the safety and security of our campus.

 

The safety you experience on campus is due to the combined efforts of many different departments and individuals.  Safety is a collective responsibility and we rely on every single member to contribute to the security of our campus by using a common sense approach and reporting suspicious activity when observed.  The level of support we receive from our community members is critical to the success of the outcome.  It is our duty as a department to maintain your trust.  Safety is enhanced internally by our colleagues on our Joint Safety Committee, Behavioral Intervention Teams, and our health and safety training programs. 

 

The Zanesville Campus Public Safety Department is primarily responsible for developing services, programs, and strategies for maintaining a safe campus.  In order for us to meet this goal, the department focuses primarily on four functions.

 

First is a strong partnership with and service to the campus community.  We recognize that we exist to provide a service oriented department and support the idea that all relationships require trust and constant nurturing.  We are committed to the philosophy of community oriented public safety and problem solving.  Through utilizing officers to serve as liaisons with various sections of the campuses, we are able to serve the individualized needs of each campus. 

 

Second, a major focus of the department is crime prevention and safety related programming to promote individual responsibility and community safety.  The department offers a wide range of training opportunities that are presented throughout the academic school year.  The department also organizes various activities for campus safety week which is held the first week of April.

 

Third, focusing on emergency management planning which requires a comprehensive approach to preventing, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from emergency situations.  We take a proactive approach to planning for emergencies by collaborating not only with the entire campus community but with outside agencies such as the Zanesville Police Department, the Zanesville Fire Department, the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Muskingum County Health Department, and the Emergency Management Agency.

 

Lastly, the department is charged with the enforcement of the Student Code of Conduct for Ohio University Zanesville.  This function is essential to maintaining an environment that is safe and conducive to learning.

 

We hope you find this website informative and helpful.  If you have questions or would like further information, please contact our department.  We welcome your input as we travel the path of continuous improvement.  Thank you for the opportunity to serve.