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Crime Prevention Programs

Hocking College offers a number of programs designed to prevent crime and ensure safety for students and employees.

Action ID

The Hocking College Police Department works with residence hall staff to assist students with the engraving of their Owner Applied Number (OAN) on personal property. This helps facilitate the return of property recovered by the department.

Physical Consulting Program

During the planning and construction phases of new and renovated buildings, the Police Chief consults with architects and engineers to ensure that the structural design offers the greatest degree of safety.

Escort Program

An escort is available 24-hours a day by contacting the Police Department. This program offers students, faculty and staff a safe passage when the need arises. Escorts will maintain direct radio contact with the Police Department Dispatch Center.

Special Topics Programs

Upon request, college representatives provide programming on various topics including fire safety, identity theft, personal defense, sexual assault awareness, and drug identification, to name a few. These programs can be requested by any member of the campus community for presentation to residence life, academic, student organization, or employee audiences.

Mobile Communications

Along with utilizing traditional campus security practices, Hocking College stays ahead of the curve by offering the benefit of text message alerts through Nixle, a mobile communications system. Nixle participants will receive instant alerts via cell phone for Hocking College's emergency issues such as campus closings, power outages and severe weather. To subscribe go to and select "Hocking College Police Department."

Hocking College Police Department
3301 Hocking Parkway
Nelsonville, OH 45764

(behind Light and Oakley Halls off Loop Rd, next to Hocking Heights Residence Hall)

Chief Al Matthews

Additional Phone Numbers
Nelsonville Police Department

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