Location and Contact Information

The SSU Department of Public Safety (DPS), also formerly known as Security Department, is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is located at the Art Annex Building. View Campus Map (PDF).

Emergency phone: (740) 351-3232

Non-Emergency phone: (740) 351-3243


EMERGENCY 911 SERVICE from any Campus Desk Phone: DIAL 911

Hearing Impaired Services

A convenient way for hearing impaired individuals to contact SSU DPS is text them at (740) 370-5019. The Department of Public Safety text messaging service is available 24/7 for individuals with a mild, moderate or significant hearing loss. The ability to communicate is critical in any emergency situation and the Department of Public Safety is happy to offer this service.

Emergency Phones

Emergency phone

Emergency Blue Light Phones are located across the main campus and parking areas and provides a direct line to SSU's Department of Public Safety. View the Campus Map (PDF) for phone locations.

Emergency Phones are also located throughout campus buildings. Look for the sign - “EMERGENCY PHONE."

Other SSU Emergency Contact Numbers
Employee Title Number
On Duty - Public Safety Officers Police/Security Officer (740) 351-3232
Brian Yerardi Security Sergeant (740) 351-3243
Tiffany Keller Police Sergeant (740) 351-4377
Jon Peters Chief of Police (740) 351-3888

A list of state and local emergency contact numbers can be found at Emergency Resources Information.