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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.

EKU Agreement Promotes Occupational Safety and Health Education

EKU President Michael Benson, right, signs the agreement.  Others, from left, ar

A newly signed agreement between the Eastern Kentucky University OSHA Training Institute Education Center and EKU’s Occupational Safety and Health academic program will give working pro

Kraska Invited to High Profile Senate Committee Hearing

Dr. Peter Kraska

Dr. Peter Kraska has been invited to share his extensive and long-running research conducted at Eastern Kentucky University on the militarization of civilian police in the United States at a U.S. Senate hearing in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. 

Criminal Justice Studies Student Accepted to PH.D. program at American University in Washington, DC

Jennifer L. Tilley, who graduated this Spring from EKU’s College of Justice and Safety with a MS in Criminal Justice Studies, has been accepted into the Ph.D.


Greg Gorbett, associate professor in the Department of Fire Protection and Paramedicine Sciences at Eastern Kentucky University, traveled recently to South Korea to give a presentation on the use of computer fire modeling.

Criminal Justice graduate student addresses eku commencement News

Jamie Stout EKU Commencement

Criminal Justice graduate Jami Stout, of Coal Grove, Ohio gives the student address for the December 14,  2013Eastern Kentucky University morning commencement ceremony.


Fire Science Online Identifies EKU Among Most Affordable Homeland Security Bachelor's Degrees in the Nation

Fire Science Online – the premier source of fire science and other first response education information – has listed Eastern Kentucky University's College of Justice & Safety as one of the most affordable homeland security bachelor’s degrees in the country.