Police, Health and Safety http://westliberty.edu/health-and-safety West Liberty University Police, Health and Safety Wed, 08 Nov 2017 15:53:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Campus Police Office designated “Safe Place” http://westliberty.edu/health-and-safety/news/campus-police-office-designated-safe-place/ Wed, 11 Apr 2012 14:48:41 +0000 http://westliberty.edu/health-and-safety/?p=387 West Liberty University’s Campus Police office has been designated a “Safe Place” location. As a “Safe Place” location the Campus Police office provides a haven for individuals in need of a safe place to receive help. Campus Police are located on the lower level of the newly renovated Shaw Hall, on the main campus in … Read More

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West Liberty University’s Campus Police office has been designated a “Safe Place” location. As a “Safe Place” location the Campus Police office provides a haven for individuals in need of a safe place to receive help. Campus Police are located on the lower level of the newly renovated Shaw Hall, on the main campus in West Liberty, W.Va.

There are times when children and young adults experience difficult situations such as trouble with peers, being locked outside of the house, bullying, being in a dangerous situation while on a date, or feeling a risk in a threatening home environment, and need help.

“Safe Place is a worthwhile and wonderful program. Thank you to Sondra Jackson [local Safe Place Outreach Specialist] for giving us the opportunity to participate in the program. It’s important to be able to offer a safe location in a crisis situation for our students and the community,” said Lt. Thomas A. Hostutler of the WLU Campus Police.

Locally, any youth can walk into a business or Ohio Valley/East Ohio Regional Transportation Authority (OV/EORTA) bus displaying the black and yellow Safe Place sign and ask for help. Safe Place creates a network of “safe place locations” – youth friendly businesses, fire stations, libraries, and other appropriate public buildings that display the distinctive yellow and black Safe Place sign. Such locations have agreed to provide a temporary place for a child in crisis while waiting for a Youth Services System Inc. representative to arrive. All information provided by the youth is kept confidential. 

“I am so happy to have WLU Police Department join us as we strive to make a difference in the lives of youth in our communities. The WLU Social Work Club have partnered with us for two years, assisting with community outreach and youth presentations,” said Jackson.

In addition to the Campus Police office on the West Liberty University main campus, other Safe Place locations include, in the Wheeling area: the Ohio County Public Library, all OV/EORTA buses, Tim Horton’s restaurant, Dugger’s Market, all seven Wheeling Fire Department Stations, and Laughlin Memorial Chapel; in Marshall County/Moundsville area: Helsinki Shelter, Grand Vue Park, Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, Moundsville Volunteer Fire Department, CASA for Children, Benwood-McMechen Housing Authority, and the Marshall County Starting Points Center.

Youth Services System Inc. operates the only Safe Place program in West Virginia. Safe Place services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For additional information contact Sondra Jackson, Safe Place Outreach Specialist, at (304) 218-2849, by fax at (304) 231-0919, or by email at sjackson@ysswv.com. The YSS office is located at 87 Fifteenth Street, Wheeling, W.Va. The National Safe Place website is http://nationalsafeplace.org.

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West Liberty Campus Police support Yellow Dot Program http://westliberty.edu/health-and-safety/news/west-liberty-campus-police-support-yellow-dot-program/ Wed, 04 Apr 2012 16:28:55 +0000 http://westliberty.edu/health-and-safety/?p=382 Are you prepared? Do you have a treatment plan in place in the event of an automobile accident? Beginning April 10, the Yellow Dot program will become available to West Virginia citizens. The program is geared primarily to seniors with a medical condition or suffering from allergic reactions to certain medications, but people of all … Read More

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Are you prepared? Do you have a treatment plan in place in the event of an automobile accident?

Beginning April 10, the Yellow Dot program will become available to West Virginia citizens. The program is geared primarily to seniors with a medical condition or suffering from allergic reactions to certain medications, but people of all ages may participate.

The YDP is a cooperative effort between law enforcement, fire and rescue, senior groups and emergency and medical services to aid in communicating important health information in the event the individual is unable to respond as the result of an automobile crash. The West Liberty University campus police support the program and encourage the community to participate.

Many people suffer from common health issues that emergency responders should be aware of for proper care and treatment. In the event of a crash, first responders will know to look for a yellow dot sticker on the lower left rear window and to look in the glove compartment for a corresponding yellow dot folder containing information about the driver, a list of medications taken, allergies and so forth along with a photograph of the individual.

 Enrollment process is simple. Visit any one of the W.Va. Department of Motor Vehicles regional offices and explain that you would like to participate in the program. You will be given a program consent form to sign. Upon completion you will be given a packet containing participant information to be completed on your own. Follow the instruction for placement of the sticker and information folder and you’re all set!

The Yellow Dot program is sponsored by the Governor’s Highway Safety Program of West Virginia and the W.Va. DMV. Find details on the Internet at www.dmv.wv.gov/highwaysafety/yd.

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Campus Police participate in 911 Cell Phone Bank http://westliberty.edu/health-and-safety/news/campus-police-participate-in-911-cell-phone-bank/ Wed, 04 Apr 2012 16:27:03 +0000 http://westliberty.edu/health-and-safety/?p=379 Unused or discarded cell phones may be the difference between life and death for some, and West Liberty University Campus Police have teamed up with the 911 Cell Phone Bank in an effort to distribute phones to people who may need to call 9-1-1 in case of emergency. Locally, unused or discarded phones may be … Read More

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Unused or discarded cell phones may be the difference between life and death for some, and West Liberty University Campus Police have teamed up with the 911 Cell Phone Bank in an effort to distribute phones to people who may need to call 9-1-1 in case of emergency.

Locally, unused or discarded phones may be dropped off at the Campus Police office in the lower level of Shaw Hall. The police will send the phones to the 911 Cell Phone Bank. The next shipment will be made on March 31. As this is an ongoing project, phones will be accepted at any time, along with cases, chargers or extra batteries.

The 911 Cell Phone Bank is an organization that reconditions the devices. The phones are stripped of personal information and reprogrammed to dial only the emergency 9-1-1 number. The group then provides cell phones free of charge to senior citizens, individuals who live alone, victims of violent crimes and others who may have no way of contacting 9-1-1 for an emergency.

“It is important to note that these phones will have no other personal information or service attached,” said Lt. Thomas A. Hostutler of the WLU Campus Police department.

 “They are strictly for use in an emergency situation. Those who donate old cell phones are asked to donate accessories that go with the phones such as chargers or cell phone cases.

 “Unfortunately, many of our seniors today, as well as many victims of crime, cannot afford regular phone service, let alone the luxury of a cell phone,” Hostutler said. “By donating your used cell phone, you are providing people in need with a link to police and fire services in an emergency, which can be the difference between life and death.”

 Anyone who knows of a person who may need one of these telephones should contact Hostutler at (304) 336-8021 or thostutler@westliberty.edu .

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No Emergency Alerts at this time http://westliberty.edu/health-and-safety/emergency-alerts/no-emergency-alerts-at-this-time/ Sun, 04 Sep 2011 16:54:05 +0000 http://westliberty.edu/health-and-safety/?p=353 This is our new Emergency Alert posting system. There are no alerts at this time.

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This is our new Emergency Alert posting system. There are no alerts at this time.

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Suspicious Weapons http://westliberty.edu/health-and-safety/news/suspicious-weapons/ Mon, 17 May 2010 20:14:23 +0000 http://westliberty.edu/health-and-safety/?p=270 Suspicious Weapons 1.  Remain Calm 2. Do not draw attention to the weapons 3. Get help.  Contact Campus Police (*8021 or 9-911) 4. Do not agitate the potential attacker 5. Do not handle the weapon

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Suspicious Weapons

1.  Remain Calm

2. Do not draw attention to the weapons

3. Get help.  Contact Campus Police (*8021 or 9-911)

4. Do not agitate the potential attacker

5. Do not handle the weapon

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Summer Safety Tips http://westliberty.edu/health-and-safety/news/summer-safety-tips/ Tue, 11 May 2010 19:38:13 +0000 http://westliberty.edu/health-and-safety/?p=268 Dress for the heat. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing. Light colors will reflect away some of the sun’s energy. It is also a good idea to wear hats or to use an umbrella. Drink water. Carry water or juice with you and drink continuously even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid alcohol and caffeine, which … Read More

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  • Dress for the heat. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing. Light colors will reflect away some of the sun’s energy. It is also a good idea to wear hats or to use an umbrella.
  • Drink water. Carry water or juice with you and drink continuously even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid alcohol and caffeine, which dehydrate the body. Avoid using salt tablets unless directed to do so by a physician.
  • Eat small meals and eat more often. Avoid high-protein foods, which increase metabolic heat.
  • Slow down. Avoid strenuous activity. If you must do strenuous activity, do it during the coolest part of the day, which is usually in the morning between 4 and 7 a.m.
  • Stay indoors when possible. If air-conditioning is not available, stay on the lowest floor out of the sunshine.  Remember that electric fans do not cool, they simply circulate the air.
  • Be a good neighbor. During heat waves, check in on elderly residents in your neighborhood and those who do not have air conditioning.
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    Snow Safety Tips… http://westliberty.edu/health-and-safety/news/snow-safety-tips/ Tue, 09 Feb 2010 16:05:36 +0000 http://westliberty.edu/health-and-safety/?p=261 Below is a list of the dangers of snow shoveling: Risk of heart attack, especially those prone to it Hypothermia Strain on the body, particularly the back. To help avoid these dangers, people should: Strengthen and condition their (back) muscles. Consult their doctors before shoveling, especially if they are not active and have had heart … Read More

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    Below is a list of the dangers of snow shoveling:

    • Risk of heart attack, especially those prone to it
    • Hypothermia
    • Strain on the body, particularly the back.

    To help avoid these dangers, people should:

    • Strengthen and condition their (back) muscles.
    • Consult their doctors before shoveling, especially if they are not active and have had heart problems. Also, they should keep away from caffeine or nicotine before the task, which boosts heart rates and narrows blood vessels.
    • Drink lots of water and don several layers of clothing, removing them as needed.
    • Reduce body strain by choosing a shovel with a smaller blade, since it picks up less amount of snow.
    • Lift with your legs by bending knees and keeping your back “as straight as possible.”
    • Never bend at the waist. Step in the direction you’re throwing the shovelful of snow.
    • Hold the shovel with both hands at a considerable distance to get more leverage and make lifting easier.

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    Welcome to the Offices of Police, Health and Safety http://westliberty.edu/health-and-safety/news/hello-world/ http://westliberty.edu/health-and-safety/news/hello-world/#respond Mon, 07 Dec 2009 12:28:29 +0000 West Liberty University is committed to the safety and health of our students, employees, and any visitors to our campus. We know that having a Campus Police and a Health and Safety Department is the key to achieving safety success. We strive to provide for a safe campus that involves safety awareness by everyone on … Read More

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    West Liberty University is committed to the safety and health of our students, employees, and any visitors to our campus. We know that having a Campus Police and a Health and Safety Department is the key to achieving safety success.

    We strive to provide for a safe campus that involves safety awareness by everyone on campus. This site is intended to provide the basic, agreed-upon ground rules, procedures, and other important information that may be of assistance in keeping this campus a very safe place to attend.

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