Emergency Contact Information

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 the Campus Map (PDF)).  

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 Blue Light Phones

Emergency Blue Light Phones are 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
Laura Davis Police Sergeant (740) 351-4377
Jon Peters Police Sergeant (740) 351-4377
Blaine Duduit Police Sergeant (740) 351-3084
Brian Yerardi Security Sergeant (740) 354-3243
David Thoroughman Chief of Police (740) 351-3888
Elinda Boyles V.P. Finance and Administration (740) 351-3005


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

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