Morehead State University has been acknowledged as one of the "Safest Colleges in Kentucky" by BackgroundChecks.org , a site devoted to public safety and open government.
"There are many things to consider when choosing a college, and campus safety is an extremely important factor," said Dr. Jason Bentley, vice president for student success. "Chief (Merrell) Harrison, his entire staff and the strong partnerships with students and the local community are all part of making MSU a safe and inclusive community."
"This acknowledgement was possible because of the support and commitment to creating a healthy community among students, faculty, staff and local partners in Morehead," said Harrison. "We take great pride that MSU makes safety a priority allowing students to focus on the excitement of learning."
To compile the report, BackgroundChecks.org combined data from recent Department of Education Reports, natural language analysis, social media sentiment analysis and their own research to create a ranking of the "Safest Colleges in Kentucky."
"It's a true testament to a great administration, strong leadership, student and community involvement," said Jessica Pierce, a BackgroundChecks.org public safety analyst.
"In a world full of bad news, it's great to have something positive for students, administration, and faculty, and it's something to be proud of."
BackgroundChecks.org is a public safety focused organization committed to increasing public safety, community involvement, transparent government, and education.
MSUPD is accredited by the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police.
MSUPD has 16 full-time officers and 10 support staff.
Additional information is available by calling the MSUPD at 606-783-2035.