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Point Park Police Named to Safe Campus 2016 Top 25 List

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Safe Campus, the National Campus Safety Summit, has announced the Point Park University Public Safety Department has been named to the Safe Campus 2016 Top 25 List. The department was recognized for its accomplishments in improving University campus safety this past year.

“They've proven an outstanding dedication to improving the safety of their students, faculty, staff and visitors,” said Linda Shaw, Safe Campus director.

This year’s Top 25 List was chosen out of 4,706 eligible college or university administrative departments in the U.S. Each administrative department was nominated based on its efforts and improvements in campus safety for the student body in that school.

The Safe Campus Board of Advisors selected the winner of the top 25 by highest vote. This board is made up of various senior-level higher education administrators.

The latest effort undertaken by Point Park Public Safety is the filming of an active shooter training video modeled after the ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter & Evacuate) program. Its officers are involved in a number of community organizations. Chief Jeffrey Besong was honored with a YWCA Racial Justice award, Lt. Nicholas Black is one of Pittsburgh Magazine’s 2015 40 Under 40 honorees, and Sgt. Matthew May recently won an Honorable Mention for the Amen Corner Senator John Heinz Law Enforcement Awards.

“Making the Safe Campus 2016 list is a gratifying recognition of the hard work done by our officers and staff,” Besong said. “The Public Safety Department has worked diligently to gain the trust and confidence of the University’s staff, faculty and, especially, the students.”

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