About Us

The YSU Police Department employs full-time commissioned peace officers with full police powers provided by the Ohio Revised Code. All our officers have graduated and are certified by Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy. In addition, these officers are routinely trained to upgrade their skills, knowledge and abilities. All are trained in emergency medical procedures, first aid, and CPR. YSU police officers are armed and trained annually in the use of firearms. On foot, in vehicles, and utilizing alternative means of transportation they patrol the campus and residence halls twenty-four hours a day. Their efforts are coordinated with local law enforcement officials and the Ohio State Patrol and Ohio State Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification to enforce Ohio and local laws on campus, as well as University rules and regulations. and investigate crimes. Routinely, the department reports criminal incidents to the appropriate police agency outside University jurisdiction to facilitate the needs of our University Community.

The YSU Police Department has a mutual aid agreement with the Youngstown City Police Department. This agreement provides for the officers of the YSU Police Department to exercise the same authority as the Youngstown City Police Department when engaged in police functions relating to the University on the near North Side providing for a safe and secure environment for the University Community.

The University Police maintain a Crime Log in the dispatch center and that can be viewed upon request.  The YSU PD is located at 266 W. Wood St. across from the Mahoning County Jail.