Message from University Police Chief Shawn V. Varso

Dear University Community,

Youngstown State University places a high priority on the safety of its students and staff. To assure you of the best possible protection, the University employs a highly trained campus police force supported by the latest in crime-prevention education and technology. Whether you are on the YSU campus as a student, a visitor, an employee or faculty member, you can be confident that our police department is working to keep you safe.

We welcome your suggestions on how to make YSU an even safer community. To share your ideas with a public safety representative, call the department at 330-941-3527. The YSU Police are here to serve you twenty-four hours a day.

We can't fight crime if we don't know about it-it's that simple. If you spot anything out of the ordinary on campus, if you think you're being followed, report it to the YSU Police. The sooner you report any crime, the better chance we have of catching the suspect.

Shawn V. Varso, Chief
Youngstown State University Police Dept.