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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


Police urge safety for boozy Halloweekend

Kayla Gleason, Reporter October 26, 2023

Even though downtown Kent hasn’t faced scary, big crowds during Halloween weekend in recent years, city and university police are still preparing for a tricky night.  Tricia Knoles, a Kent State...

Kent States Police Services department is located in Stockade Safety Building on 530 E. Summit St. (The Kent Stater files)

Campus police work to combat poor mental health, stress in field

Cameron Aloway reporter April 9, 2021

An officer’s role at the Kent State Police Department can revolve around mental health crises on a daily basis, thus potentially being exposed to traumatic events. “Officers need to acknowledge that...

The department of Kent State’s Police Services located in Stockdale Safety Building.

Despite continuous efforts, campus police and marginalized communities maintain disconnect

Cameron Aloway reporter March 25, 2021

Campus police have tried implementing several methods and programs to connect with marginalized students; however, both parties felt unsatisfied. In light of the global movement of Black Lives Matter,...

Police in Kent encourage open communication with students and citizens

Olivia Boris October 9, 2018

On Wednesday October 3rd, campus police and the City of Kent Police hosted Coffee with a Cop event to encourage open communication and positive interactions between law enforcement and the public. This...

The Kent State Police Station is located on 530 E. Summit St.

Safety on and off campus

Kristen Kobe August 19, 2014

Tips and advice on how to react to stay safe, who to call and how to react in emergencies.College is something many people fantasize about: the idea of being on your own, meeting new people and going to...

Students celebrate Homecoming along East Main Street October, 4, 2013. The Kent police are urging students to be safe while out this St. Patricks Day weekend.

Campus police ask students to be responsible this St. Patrick’s Day

Nathan Havenner March 13, 2014

Kent State University Police Services would like to remind students to act responsibly this St. Patrick’s Day.“The message we like to send to students is you need to be following the laws and be responsible,”...

Pictured from left to right are Mental Health and Recovery Board of Portage County Chairman William Nome; Kent State Police Officer Will Scritchfield, who is a 2013 Crisis Intervention Team Officer of the Year; Kent State Assistant Police Chief Dean Tondiglia; Major Dennis Missimi of the Portage County Sheriff’s Office; and Portage County Sheriff David Doak.

Campus police receives crisis intervention award

Nathan J. Havenner March 3, 2014

The Kent State Crisis Intervention Team — a team of law enforcement officers trained specifically to handle situations involving mental health issues on campus — recently was awarded the 2014 Crisis...

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