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With the launch of the Hub Powered by PNC Bank, the Department of Public Safety opened a satellite office downtown. Led by Sgt. Bob Babal, the officers assigned to the Hub provide service to those working and learning in the beautifully renovated historic Dayton Arcade space. 

Do you have ideas on where you would like to see Public Safety involved on campus? An event you would like to invite us to attend? Email us at with the details! 


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Coffee with a cop

Living in Ohio means we should not be surprised when snow falls in April. It is a good thing we served hot coffee today rather than ice cream as temperatures barely made it into the mid-40s. We met with many of you as you traveled by KU to and from classes. We hope the coffee and donut holes were a nice pick-me-up snack.

Coffee with a Cop

The 4-1-1 on Severe Weather Safety

Have you ever seen the rain? If you were out and about Monday, April 11, you certainly did. If you were in the area of the ArtStreet Amphitheatre you also saw members of Public Safety, Parking Services, and Public Safety Advocates braving the elements to hand out our new magnets, chips and beverages all sponsored by PepsiCo. Our Spotify playlist of weather-related songs remained decidedly in the rain genre for most of the event--although that was not on purpose, it perfectly suited the atmosphere of the event.

We appreciated the chance to chat with you as you rushed by on your way to class and for those of you who suited up in rain gear to trek a block or two specifically to show support for our efforts, THANK YOU. We did not think setting a "rain date" for a weather-focused event would be in the spirit of things, so we were happy to be drenched in the name of snack delivery.

We were joined for the first part of our two-part event by WDTN-Channel 2 Meteorologist Cameron Saliga. We definitely appreciated his good humor and participation on such a dreary day. 

If you missed us or if you passed by without taking a magnet, never fear! We will have them with us at other campus events before the end of the semester and our officers will carry them in their vehicles as well. 

Follow us on Instagram and we will keep you well informed of when it's time to scan the magnet's QR code. 

  • Our event came complete with rain
  • Calling on a Community Expert
  • Braving the Rain
  • Chief Kidd helps distribute snacks to students on their way to and from class. Our event was made possible by funds from PepsiCo. Thanks, Pepsi!

    WDTN-Channel 2 Meteorologist, Cameron Saliga, attended our weather event. He braved the weather with us and helped officers, like Ofc. Orrill, hand out magnets and answer weather safety questions from students.

    The University's Clery compliance team, Melinda and Jamie, decided if students had to be in the rain, they could be too. These two manned the sidewalks for over two hours making sure everyone had a chance to receive a magnet, chips and a beverage--all of which were sponsored by PepsiCo. Thanks, Pepsi!

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