Inside Look

CJ&S Grad Named Lexington Public Safety Commissioner

Lexington Police Chief Ronnie Bastin has been promoted to Public Safety Commissioner by Mayor Jim Gray on December 4th. 

New Scholarship Established

The Norman M. Spain Excellence in Ethical Leadership Scholarship has been created to reward Safety, Security and Emergency Management majors who demonstrate principles of integrity and ethical leadership in their personal and business lives.

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).