Each fall brings new and shiny students, full of new and shiny hopes, toting new and shiny electronics. Wright State University makes the safety of these students and possessions a top priority, so that students are free to focus on attaining those hopes.
“We are one of the safest campuses in the area,” said Sergeant Patrick Ammon, crime prevention manager for the Wright State University Police Department, which has a full staff of trained police officers and a pair of special K-9 dogs. “The campus, however, can only be as safe as we, the entire campus, make it.”
In addition to the safety enforced by the university’s officers, the university employs an emergency notification system, WSU Alert, to safeguard the campus community from anticipated and unexpected threats. Depending on the type of emergency, WSU Alert may provide information and messaging through some or all of the established channels, including building notification systems, email, text/voice messages, radio and television, the university’s homepage, information telephone lines, and social media.
Whether from the densely crowded areas of the city or the rural outskirts of farm country, students can help to ensure the safety of their belongings—and more importantly, themselves. Follow these guidelines to make sure you stay new and shiny, with your new and shiny items still in your possession.
Know how to find help when in danger
- Call Wright State’s Police Communications Center, (937) 775-2111—Save this number as a contact in your cell phone and add it to speed dial
- Call 9-1-1 from a campus office or classroom phone
- Hit the red button on the exterior blue phones or the interior emergency phones, which connects you directly to the Police Communications Center
Get WSU Alert messages
- Opt in to receive text/voice messages through WINGS Express (Sign in to WINGS at http://wings.wright.edu, click on the WINGS Express icon, click on Personal Information, then click on Manage WSU Alert – Emergency Notification)
- Like WSU Alert on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/WrightStateAlert
- Follow WSU Alert on Twitter, http://twitter.com/wrightstalert
- Report suspicious activity and crimes to the police immediately—don’t second guess yourself
- Be alert and conscious of your surroundings at all times
- Lock the doors of your vehicle, apartment, or dorm room
- Keep valuables out of sight and/or locked up when not in use
- Trust your instincts
Take a class
- Active Shooter Response, A.L.I.C.E.
- Women’s Self-Defense Awareness, S.A.F.E. and R.A.D. are both offered
- Theft prevention or any other program needed
To inquire about any of these classes, please contact Sergeant Ammon at email@example.com.
Review available services
- Assistance with a variety of services such as vehicle jumpstarts and vehicle unlocks, which are free
- Safety Escorts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (Delays are possible depending on priority calls)
- Crime Prevention Unit focuses on preventative programs throughout the year to prevent and reduce crime in all campus areas
- Sergeant Patrick Ammon, firstname.lastname@example.org or cell (419) 305-6046, for questions, safety concerns, or any other non-emergency assistance
- Wright State University Police Department: http://www.wright.edu/police/
- WSU Alert: http://www.wright.edu/emergency-management/wsu-alert
- The Annual Security Report: http://www.wright.edu/administration/safety/resources/report.html
- Silent Witness (to provide information anonymously): http://www.wright.edu/police/witness.html
- Crime Prevention Unit and safety flyers: http://www.wright.edu/administration/safety/safety/prevention.html
- Crime Prevention Unit Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Wright-State-University-Police-Department-Crime-Prevention-Unit/123760337677058
- Safety Escort information: http://www.wright.edu/administration/safety/services/escorts.html
- Emergency action plans: http://www.wright.edu/emergency-management/dayton-campus-emergency-action-plan
- Department of Environmental Health and Safety: http://www.wright.edu/administration/ehs