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Public Safety

Welcome and thank you for visiting the Division of Public Safety webpage. The Division consists of the EKU Police Department, Emergency Management, Fire & Life Safety, Environmental Health & Safety, Parking & Transportation Services, Risk Management & Insurance, and Workers' Compensation. Below is a brief description of each department.

It is our goal to create a campus culture and foster a campus atmosphere that provides every person on campus the safety they deserve. We do this with methodical planning, training, implementation, monitoring, reporting, and enforcement; before incidents occur, and not in reaction to them.

For further information, please click on the buttons below. 

If I can be of assistance to you, please don't hesitate to call me at (859) 622-2421, or come by and visit us at the Adams House, at the intersection of Crabbe Street and Lancaster Avenue, across from the Alumni House.


Bryan Makinen
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Bryan Makinen, Executive Director of Public Safety & Risk Management
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Police: Jurisdiction for law enforcement on all EKU-owned or operated property and their adjacent roads and streets, and county-wide jurisdiction within Madison County. The Police Department page contains the Clery Annual Security and Fire Safety Report and the Daily Crime Log. Crime prevention information is also available.
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Emergency Management: Responsible for mitigation, preparation, response, and recovery from emergency incidents. The EKU Emergency Action Plan and information about the university's emergency notification system are available on the Emergency Management page.
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Fire & Life Safety: Responsible for fire prevention and training, fire and life safety inspection and maintenance, and building code compliance. The Fire & Life Safety page contains the Clery Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.
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Environmental Health & Safety: Responsible for the EH&S needs of the university and all aspects of compliance with occupational and environmental laws and regulations.
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Parking & Transportation Services: Responsbile for parking and transportation services for students, faculty, staff, and guests.
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Risk Management & Insurance: Responsible for university insurance policies and managing associated risks.
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Workers' Compensation: Responsible for overseeing and investigating Workers' Compensation insurance claims related to work injuries and illnesses arising out of the scope of their employment.
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