The Fall 2022 Campus Safety Week runs from October 3-8. The goal is to inform the VSU community about safety measures on campus and continue important dialogue between students and public safety officers. There are several events taking place as part of Campus Safety Week.
Schedule of Events
TUESday, October 4th
National Night Out
Front Lawn at VSU
About: There will be a helicopter landing, the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office armored personnel carrier will be on hand, the GBI Crime Scene truck will be on site, Georgia State Police & MCCD patrol cars (Camaros / Chargers), the Valdosta Fire Department will be present, and the seatbelt rollover convincer will be there. There will also be other organizations present, along with gams, giveaways etc.
Wednesday, October 5th
VSUPD Open House
VSUPD located in the Oak Street Parking Deck
About: Hosted by VSUPD Sergeant Kevin Cox, the Open House will include refreshments and attendees can meet and chat with VSUPD personnel and tour the facilities. The simulator will be running so attendees can see and use VSUPD's state-of-the-art technology that is utilized for training scenarios and de-escalation exercises.
thursday, October 6th
Alcohol and Safety Awareness
Front Lawn at VSU
About: The impairment goggles and pedal carts, outreach truck with trailer and other instructional aides and displays will be on the Front Lawn for “The Buzz.”
Friday, October 7th
Special Olympics Torch Run
About: VSUPD Sergeant Kevin Cox will be representing VSU as the initial torch carrier at the Georgia Special Olympics Games at Freedom Park. There will be a group of VSUPD personnel present to run the relay as well. The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office, Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office, and Warner Robbins PD were also chosen to be a part of the relay and are traveling to Valdosta to participate. The Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run was founded in 1981 by police officers in Wichita, Kansas to draw more attention to Special Olympics. After lighting the torch and starting the relay, Sergeant Cox will pass the torch to a Gwinnett County Deputy. VSUPD being chosen to start this ceremony at a statewide event is quite an honor.
saturday, October 8th
Faith & Blue Community Event
About: The VSUPD outreach truck and trailer will be set up at Saunders Memorial Park for National Faith & Blue Weekend with Valdosta Police. There will be basketball games, bean bag toss, pedal carts and a cookout. All members of the community (including VSU students) are welcome at this community event, which runs from 10am-2pm. After this event is over, Sergeant Cox will return to campus as VSU hosts West Alabama for a 7pm kickoff, which is also the Cancer Awareness Game.
To learn more about campus safety initiatives from the VSU Police Department, click here.