Inside Look

Baggett to Serve as a Member of the 2015 ASIS International Research Council

Dr. Ryan Baggett, Associate Professor in the Department of Safety and Security at Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Justice and Safety has been selected to serve as a member of the 2015 American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) International Research Council.   

Barnard Named New Lexington Police Chief

Mark Barnard has been promoted to Chief of the Lexington Division of Police by Lexington Mayor Jim Gray.  Barnard, who received his master’s degree in Criminal Justice from EKU, had served as the Assistant Chief since 2012.  The College of Justice & Safety named Barnard its Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient in 2014.

College Hosts Black Achievers Club

Thirty-five students from the Martha Lane Collins High School Black Achievers Club visited the College of Justice & Safety on Tuesday, December 9 to meet with faculty and students, tour classrooms and labs in the Stratton Building as well as the Ashland Building and the Occupational Safety Lab. 

HLS Research Showcase Huge Success

The first Homeland Security Research Showcase and Order of the Sword & Shield National Honor Society induction ceremony was held Wednesday, December 3 in the Stratton Building.  The winner of the oral presentation was Kayla Matola.

The winner of the poster session was Laura Derringer.

Kentucky Intelligence Community Center Established

University officials, students and faculty from Morehead State, Kentucky State and Eastern Kentucky announced a grant and partnership agreement Wednesday, Dec. 3, in Frankfort for the Bluegrass State Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence.

EKU Homeland Security Seniors Conduct Physical Security Assessment at Kentucky Critical Manufacturing Site

From L to R: Kyle Withers, Dr. Ryan Baggett, Kayla Matola and Zach Willand

HARRODSBURG, KY – On Wednesday, 22 October 2014, three seniors in the Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) Homeland Security (HLS) Program traveled to Harrodsburg, Kentucky to conduct a physical security assessment of Hitachi Automotive Systems (Hitachi).   Hitachi is one example of the U.S.

Gorbett to Serve as a Member on New Forensic Science Initiative

Greg Gorbett, associate professor in the Department of Fire Protection and Paramedicine Sciences at Eastern Kentucky Universityhas been selected to serve as a member of the Crime Scene/Death Investigation Scientific Area Committee’s (SAC’s) Fire Scene and Explosives Subcommittee within the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC). 

EKU College of Justice and Safety Collaborates with Lexington Division of Police to Reopen Safety City

Safety City Ribbon Cutting

Safety is serious business, but it will also soon be a lot of fun, thanks to the reopening of Safety City, a joint effort of the Lexington Division of Police and Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Justice & Safety.

The kid-sized town, created for the purpose of teaching children life-saving skills, hosted its grand re-opening and ribbon cutting on Wednesday, Oct. 15.

EKU Faculty Member to Participate in White House Policy Review on Equipping Law Enforcement Agencies

Dr. Victor Kappeler, Foundation professor and associate dean of EKU’s College of Justice & Safety, was asked by the White House Office of Public Engagement to participate in the listening session on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 5 p.m. In its invitation, the White House said Kappeler’s “academic research is relevant to this review.”

College Hosts 9/11 Events

9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

Hundreds of EKU students, faculty, staff and friends turned out on September 11, 2014 to climb the steps of Keene Residence Hall and attend an evening memorial ceremony in the EKU Center for the Arts to remember the the men and women who lost their lives in a terrorist attack on America 13 years ago.