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Public Safety's First Campus Town Hall Reaches Over 700 Students

On Tuesday, November 17, personnel from the Department of Public Safety participated as panelists in the department's first town hall event. The PATH-eligible virtual event, organized and facilitated by the Public Safety Advocates, saw over 700 students in attendance. 

Panelists Chief Savalas Kidd, Assistant Chief Kevin Petrocelli, Captain Steve Durian, Officer Nick Orrill, and Melinda Warthman fielded questions that had been submitted by students in advance of the event as well as those submitted via the chat feature during the event. Topics ranged from learning about the new Assistant Chief's background to how the department plans to create connections with various groups on campus to clarification on Governor's Dewine's latest pandemic-related orders. 

The event provided the opportunity for students to not only have those questions addressed, but also to learn about the myriad of ways they can connect with Public Safety. Students learned that via the department's website, they can submit forms to request training, obtain a copy of a police report and offer feedback to Public Safety. In addition, they can stay current on Public Safety-related events by visiting the Community Engagement tab's News and Events page and following the department on Instagram

Chief Kidd expressed his commitment to openness and transparency, reminding students that he maintains an open door policy. He further encouraged them to partner with Public Safety to strengthen the community.


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300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2914
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