Officers in the Department of Public Safety (DPS) are commissioned as peace officers through the Secretary of Justice. They annually attend training provided to them by numerous agencies and are certified in first aid, automated external defibrillators, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
DPS officers work closely with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and attend meetings with their counterparts from the Lexington police department, the Fayette County sheriff's office, Kentucky State Police, and the University of Kentucky Police Department regarding common problems and criminal activity in the area.
Gregg Muravchick, director of public safety, invites you to stop by the DPS offices at the back of Forrer Hall any time to share a cup of coffee or voice your concerns about campus safety.
Gregg Muravchick, Director of Public Safety
“Throughout my career in law enforcement, my focus has been on developing good personal relationships within the community.”
In the 1999 movie The Insider—starring Russell Crowe and Al Pacino—a police officer named Muravchick assists in the investigation of complaints filed by a tobacco industry whistleblower at Brown & Williamson in Louisville. Today, the “actor” who played Muravchick heads up Transylvania’s Department of Public Safety. Read more.
The mission of the Transylvania University Department of Public Safety is to enhance the quality of life for the Transylvania community by providing dedicated professional service that ensures a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, and staff. The success of our mission depends on developing partnerships utilizing a community policing philosophy. Our department places a high priority on its honesty and integrity, and we value the need for open and effective communication within the community we serve.