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Campus Safety & Police

Safe Students are Happy Students

As a learning institution, we know that students come to Hocking College to learn. That is why our primary objective is to provide a safe and healthy environment that enhances campus living and learning experiences, while complimenting Hocking College's educational mission.

Through a variety of crime prevention programs and through a diligent response time, our Campus Safety team is committed to making Hocking College a memorable experience for all students.

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
www.nixle.com and select "Hocking College Police Department."

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Safety Town

Safety Town is a four-day course teaching children all aspects of child safety both at school and home. Participants will learn about bicycle safety, pedestrian safety, fire safety, playground safety, poison control, snake and animal safety, stranger danger and what to do if they find a gun or another weapon. The children are instructed and practice how to cross the street safely. During the week, daily speakers, games and events will lead up to a Thursday graduation ceremony.

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About Campus Police

The department has officers on duty 24 hours-per-day, 365 days per year, and works closely with Nelsonville Police Department in the enforcement of federal, state and local statutes, as well as college regulations.

The officers are uniformed and armed, commissioned by the college with full enforcement and arrest powers, and provide vehicle and foot patrols throughout the college community.

 

Learn more about student life at Hocking College here.

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Meet the Hocking College Police Department

Hocking College Campus Police | Adolphus Matthews Adolphus Matthews

Chief of Police

matthewsa11702@hocking.edu

Degrees: Chief Matthews has his Associate's Degree in Police Science from Terra State Community College in Fremont, Ohio. He is currently taking online courses to obtain his Bachelor's Degree from Ohio University.
Year Appointed: 2011
Bio: Chief Matthews' career began at Hocking College in 1984. He was one of only 250 police officer graduates of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia in 2005. He has also been trained by the Ohio Department of Homeland Security, and has several certifications in the National Incident Management System.
Goal: In five years, he will be leading a professional campus police department that will be able to handle both the expected and unexpected challenges that may occur in and around the community.
Who is the most influential person in your life? "Reverend Thomas Darden was the most influential person in my life. After my parents divorced, I was making poor decisions and Rev. Darden always seemed to appear when I was in route to making these choices. Rev. Darden would talk with me and I either stayed and talked with him, or I went home, avoiding trouble.

Hocking College Campus Police | Brittany Eubanks Brittany Eubanks

Police Officer

schirab@hocking.edu

Degrees: Officer Schira has an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Police Science from Hocking College and a Bachelor's of Specialized Studies Degree in Chemistry, Sociology, and Law Enforcement Technology from Ohio University. She is certified by the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Systems as a Basic Physical Defense Program instructor.
Year Appointed: 2013
Bio: Officer Schira always uses a "never give up" attitude when it comes to her career. Most of her instructors were male, so she would love to be someone other female police officers can look up to.
Goal: Officer Schira hopes to become an investigator or detective as well as have the opportunity to teach.
Who is the most influential person in your life? "The most influential person in my life is my friend, Effie Weldy. In the six years I have known her, she has shown me that you are never too old change your life path and find something new that you are good at and love."

Hocking College Campus Police | Tiffany Tims Tiffany Tims

Police Lieutenant

timst@hocking.edu


Hocking College Campus Police | Steven Beltz Steven Beltz

Communications Officer

beltzs@hocking.edu


Hocking College Campus Police | Angela Perrigo Angela Perrigo

Office Coordinator

perrigoa@hocking.edu

Year Appointed: 2012
Bio: Perrigo has taken several college level courses both at Columbus State Community College and at Ohio Dominican University. She obtained her Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy certification in 2014, and is certified by the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Systems as a Basic Physical Defense Program instructor.
Goal: Perrigo hopes to obtain an Associate's Degree at Hocking College while still working for Hocking College Police Department.
Who is the most influential person in your life? "My friend, Kathy Crocco is the most influential person in my life outside of my family. She is a rock of a woman in strength and knowledge, yet caring and compassionate at the same time."

Hocking College Campus Police | Nicholas Alexander Nicholas Alexander

Police Officer

alexandern12736@hocking.edu


Hocking College Campus Police | Carl Stump Carl Stump

Police Officer

stumpc10317@hocking.edu


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. 

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 Want to Bike Around Campus?

If you have a bicycle here on campus, or you park your bike on any Campus property, the Hocking College Police Department urges you to register your bike so that it won't be mistaken as unclaimed, damaged or abandoned. 

Please contact the Hocking College Police Department at 
740.753.6598  campussafety@hocking.edu with any questions.

Register My Bike

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Downloadable Safety Reports

Learn more regarding our campus safety efforts in Hocking College's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The information included in this report is provided to help further our commitment, as well as provide data in compliance with the Campus Security Act of 1990, the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.


Contact Us

The Hocking College Police Department is located behind Light and Oakley Halls off of Loop Road and is next to the Hocking Heights Residence Hall. The department is a full service police agency that derives its authority from Ohio Revised Code Section 3345.04.


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Hocking College Police Department

3301 Hocking Parkway
Nelsonville, OH 45764


Chief Al Matthews
740.753.6598
hcpd@hocking.edu

Additional Phone Numbers
Nelsonville Police Department
740.753.1922

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