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