At Walsh University, the safety of our students is of the highest priority. Walsh’s Campus Police Department’s primary goal is to provide a safe and secure environment for the campus community. The staff consists of sworn law enforcement officers who are certified by the Ohio Peace Officers Training Council. The officers have full arrest power, are armed with weapons, and are able to provide all necessary police services on the University property.

Please be advised that as sworn law enforcement officers, Campus Police are qualified to use appropriate force in life threatening situations. The "Use of Deadly Force Policy" appears in the Campus Police Department manual and can be reviewed by consulting the Chief of Campus Police of the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students.

Officers are identified by their white police shirts, gold badge, and Walsh University Campus Police sleeve patches.

Emergency Assistance

Walsh University Campus Police
Patrolling Office: (330)-490-7474
Chief of Police: (330)-490-7373

City of North Canton Police Department
Non-Emergency: (330)-499-5911
Emergency: 9-1-1

City of North Canton Fire Department
Non-Emergency: (330)-499-3404
Emergency: 9-1-1

Walsh University Counseling Services
*If you are in a counseling emergency, please call the Crisis Center at (330)-452-6000, the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the Crisis Text Line by texting 4HOPE to 741-741.

Walsh University Health Services

Active Shooter Preparedness

Walsh University encourages all students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors to be aware of their surroundings at all time. This video training provided by the Department of Homeland Security is intended to help prepare you in the event of an active shooter or similar emergency situation on campus.


Download a PDF of the Annual Safety & Security Report and Fire Safety Report.

Emergency Closing Information

For the latest information on the closure of the University because of inclement weather or other emergencies, please call the University Closing information line at (330)-490-7005.

It is important to remember that universities only close for extreme conditions and circumstances. Walsh University usually remains open when area high schools and elementary schools close, as our population is comprised of adults, with a substantial portion residing on campus. In the event of inclement weather and the university remains open, commuter students are requested to use their own judgment as to the safety of the highways in their specific area. Walsh faculty will work with students who have to miss a class for reasons related to unsafe driving conditions.

On the rare occasion when the University is forced to cancel all classes or close, every attempt is made to announce the decision by 6 a.m. for day classes and events and 3:30 p.m. for evening classes and events.

If a student's contact information is up to date he/she should receive a text message indicating that classes are cancelled. Students also receive an email on their Walsh account if classes are cancelled. In addition, Walsh University contacts common radio and television outlets to broadcast their closing.