Memory Lane: Feb. 12, 2004


From the February 12, 2004 edition of The Wayne Herald 

Mrsny takes proactive approach in job

Jason Mrsny of Wayne, is the crime prevention officer at Wayne State College. He graduated from Wayne High School in 1989 and received his security management degree at WSC in 1994. His first job was a credit card fraud investigator at First National Bank in Omaha. He noted he learned a great deal from that job.

In 1999, there was an opening at WSC and by then Mrsny was married, had children and decided it would be nice to raid their family in his home town. At WSC, Mrsny takes a proactive approach and works on educating students before problems begin. As part of community outreach, Mrsny goes into the dorms to speak, gives presentations on subjects such as security, alcohol and drugs. He goes to area high schools and also give his presentations there. Mrsny notes that in law enforcement, the last thing you wan to do is arrest someone. Education and
prevention should be the first step. If we can communicate to children, teenagers and adults about the dangers of drugs and alcohol, they will hopefully no become a statistic, he said.

Mrsny attends many training sessions and tries to bring to this area what he has learned. Working with him at WSC is Security Supervisor Roger Hochstein; Bruce Hokel, Wayne Police Department and several students.