Director of Public Safety: Kurt Holden

Departments and Services

Wright State’s Department of Public Safety is comprised of the University Police Department, Parking Services, Emergency Preparedness, and the Public Safety Service Center.

The University Police Department, located on-campus at 108 Allyn Hall, provides the campus with 24-hour police services. The police department is staffed by full-time, sworn State of Ohio Peace Officers commissioned by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission. The police department has a Patrol Division, Administrative Division, Records Division, Investigations Unit, and a fully-operable Emergency Communications Center.  All Wright State police officers have full police authority to enforce state laws, local ordinances, and university policies.

Parking Services, located at 060 Allyn Hall, manages and coordinates all of Wright State's employees, students, and guests' parking needs. The office strives to reduce parking congestion and improve pedestrian safety through the sale of permits and the enforcement of parking regulations.

Emergency Preparedness is a team effort through the collaboration of the Department of Public Safety and the Office of Environmental Health and Safety. This team focuses on the university’s readiness for emergencies by requiring coordination and integration of all activities to build, sustain, and improve the university’s capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to and recover from man-made and natural hazards and to cope with disasters.

Public Safety Service Center, located at 060 Allyn Hall and open 24 hours a day, is the university’s centralized call center for all emergency and non-emergency incidents. In addition to being a public safety answering point (PSAP) for the university, the Public Safety Service Center is responsible for alarm monitoring, contractor key sign-outs, and lost and found.

Ohio Collaborative

The Police Department has obtained their Groups 1-6 Law Enforcement certification through the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board.  These certification standards are designed to improve community-police relations.  By obtaining this certification, the Police Department meets the State of Ohio's standards on bias-free policing, use of force and use of deadly force, recruitment and hiring, community engagement, body worn cameras, agency wellness and crisis intervention.


Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

Wright State University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (PDF) is an annual report that includes crime statistics and prevention information to assist students in making decisions that affect their personal safety and that are required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. This report also includes fire safety and policy information for Wright State's residence halls as required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.

Crime and Fire Log Report

Wright State University is a safe place to work, reside, and receive a quality education. We pride ourselves in providing a safe and secure environment. However, there are times that we do have crime or fire and it is our duty to ensure it is accurately reported. 

Crime and Fire Log