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Safety and Security

Police and Safety

The Central State University Police and Safety Department was established to provide quality protection and professional law enforcement service to the University community. The Department provides service twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year to the entire population and property of Central State University campus. Central State University Police Officers receive their legal authority from section 3345.04 of the Ohio Revised Code. They are sworn and vested with full law enforcement powers and responsibilities, certified by, and meet the training requirements set forth by the Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy for the State of Ohio (109.77 ORC).

Emergency: 911 Non-Emergency: 937-376-5111

1. Be Informed

The university uses Hyper Reach, an electronic emergency notification system to send out emergency directives when there is an immediate threat to the campus community. Type in the following link and follow the easy steps to sign up; In the drop down box next to Municipality choose XENIA TWP, Street Name is Brush Row Rd., House number is 1400, zip code is 45384. Then fill in your name, cell phone number and email address. You can choose to receive both Text MSG and Voice MSG; however, we recommend you at least choose Text MSG, as this will be the fastest way to receive important information during an emergency.

Add Hyper-Reach as a contact in your cell phone. This allows you to immediately identify when you are receiving an alert from the university.

Contact Name: CSU Alerts

CSU SIREN: If you hear the outdoor warning siren, you should seek shelter indoors immediately. The CSU Siren is used when there is a very serious incident on campus and a Shelter-in-Place, Lockdown, or Take Shelter (Tornado) procedure is in effect. Hyper-Reach alerts will provide more detailed information.

2. Know What To Do

Go to and click on the Emergency Procedures tab for information on what to do during emergency situations that may arise on campus.

We encourage all students, and their parents to watch the RUN, HIDE, FIGHT video so they can be prepared for an active shooter event. The video was produced by the City of Houston and is the flag ship video used across the country to provide quick and easy training to communities such as Central State University.