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.
Participation fee is $10 for the entire program. The course offers a daily snack, but you may choose to send a snack with your child if they have dietary restrictions. Children are required to wear comfortable athletic shoes, no flip flops are allowed.
When and Where is Safety Town?
Safety Town will take place June 18-22, 2018 from 9-11:30 a.m. at Hocking College Nelsonville campus.
Who can come to Safety Town and Who Teaches it?
Children ages four to six are invited to participate in the program. All children must be potty-trained to participate. The Hocking College Police Department, Athens County Sheriff's office, fire fighters, educators and other public service workers will teach the children safe practices in a fun way!
Registration for Safety Town is CLOSED as of June 14, 2018. Please check back with us for future dates.
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
Perrigo hopes to obtain an Associate's Degree at Hocking College while still working for Hocking College Police Department.
Officer Eubanks 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.
Degrees: Officer Eubanks 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.