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Department of Public Safety

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Business Services Building
211 S. Union St.
Ada, OH 45810

Message from the Director of Public Safety

On behalf of the men and women of the Ohio Northern University Department of Public Safety, I want to welcome and thank you for visiting the website. Our agency is committed to providing the highest level of quality services and promoting a safe and secure campus for students, employees and guests.

Our department is committed to the concept of community policing and will work diligently to develop and maintain partnerships with campus organizations, groups and individuals for the purpose of improving the quality of life for the campus community. I believe strongly in collaboration with our partners to reduce crime and enhance the services that the department provides.

Our agency works very hard to build a strong trust with the community. We have men and women who truly care about their jobs and the community that we serve and selflessly accept the tremendous responsibility entrusted to them. I will continually challenge our staff to improve and grow and be accountable for our actions.

It is my philosophy that leadership involves learning from yesterday's mistakes, analyzing today's achievements and preparing for tomorrow's challenges. I strongly believe that every aspect of an organization's performance is a reflection of its leaders' thinking, behavior, and ability to communicate and execute the vision.

We look forward to working with you to provide an atmosphere that will encourage learning and community cooperation. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns or suggestions that will enable us to better serve your safety and security needs.

Gregory R. Horne
Director of Public Safety