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First Aid

Officers are trained in first aid and the use of emergency AED units which are strategically located on campus. A major medical facility is located within a few blocks of the campus and UC officers can quickly radio Metro for EMS units with an average response time of 5–10 minutes. A local fire department company is also located in close proximity to the campus. The Facilities Department maintains state-of-the-art fire alarm systems and conducts routine fire drills and inspections in conjunction with the local fire department.

Training with Local Law Enforcement

The UC Department of Safety and Security actively participates in training with local law enforcement agencies, as well as conducting ongoing in-house training for all staff members. All areas of campus safety and security are addressed as we seek to improve our department’s capability to effectively respond to all possible emergencies.

Our department is actively involved with local and federal agencies in information sharing, intelligence and training related to homeland security issues. Our department has in place a broad and comprehensive written mutual emergency response plan that is coordinated with all local emergency services agencies.

Educating Students and Staff

We strongly believe in educating the students and staff in crime prevention, and we encourage everyone to take part in protecting our campus. We consistently offer our students and staff a variety of educational programs, printed materials, and training on topics such as:

  • Self-defense
  • Rape prevention
  • Theft prevention
  • Alcohol and drug awareness
  • Fire safety
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Workplace violence
  • Many other related safety topics

Safety & Security Contact Information


NON Emergency Calls

Chief Randy S. Ross
Director of Safety & Security
2300 MacCorkle Ave. SE
Charleston, WV 25304 

Main Office: 304-357-4857
Primary: 304-859-2755
Secondary: 304-859-2757
FAX: 304-357-4816


NON Emergency Calls

Asst. Chief T.P. Day
167 Dye Drive
Beckley, WV 25801  

Main Office: 304-929-1653
Cell: 304-890-2722

Urgent Emergency Calls


Primary:       304-859-2755
Secondary:  304-859-2757

Campus Crime Statistics

UC Security Statistics 

UC-Beckley Security Statistics