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).
Safety is a top priority at Central State University. In our ongoing efforts to enhance the safety and security of our community, the University has added The ALERTUS Mass Notification System. ALERTUS is a multilayered system that sends out mass notifications and crisis information to the community.
To create the new comprehensive notification system from the ground up, Central State deployed the ALERTUS Alert Beacon® (yellow box located on the inside and outside of all buildings), ALERTUS Mobile Apps, Alertus Desktop™ Notification, digital signage override, high power speaker array with the text-to-speech interface, ThreatWatcher weather notification, and panic buttons with USB connectivity. The new campus emergency notification system is called Marauder Alert.
In the event of a life-threatening emergency, faculty, staff, and students will receive messaging delivered through Marauder Alert that provides basic information about the type of emergency and safety instructions. The Central State University Police Department manages the system and is responsible for sending out all emergency alerts to the campus.
Installing the ALERTUS Desktop application and ALERTUS Mobile App is an effective method for you to receive critical information and instructions during an emergency when seconds and minutes matter. Installation is easy and should only take a few minutes. Running the application is unobtrusive, does not interrupt your day-to-day activity, and will not interfere with your computer or mobile phone operation. We ask that everyone with a CSU issued computer, install the ALERTUS Desktop application. We ask that ALL students, faculty, and staff download the ALERTUS Mobile App. Both applications, and the instructions to download, can be accessed by typing in the following link and following the steps.
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. ALERTUS alerts will provide more detailed information.
Know What To Do
Go to http://www.centralstate.edu/police/index.php 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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VcSwejU2D0 so they can be prepared for an active shooter event. The video was produced by the City of Houston and is the flagship video used across the country to provide quick and easy training to communities such as Central State University.