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

University police department recognized with CALEA accreditation from community feedback

Alton Northup, Staff Reporter September 23, 2023

Kent State University Police Services has once again received accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. They have received this accreditation consecutively since...

Crash Course On Being A Police Officer

Jacob Brooks, TV2 Reporter March 24, 2023

Kent State University Police have restarted a program that aims to strengthen the relationship between police and the community with some real-life experiences. TV2's Jacob Brooks has more on their...

Officer Trevor White patrols the streets in the early morning on Fake Paddys Day March 12, 2022.

University, police prepare for Fake Paddy’s Day

Alton Northup, Reporter March 10, 2023

Students dressing up head-to-toe in green each year to celebrate the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day has become both a college tradition and a concern for public safety. Fake Paddy’s Day is synonymous...

The outside of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, recently reopened in August.

Students discuss thefts at campus recreation centers

Skylar Edington , Reporter February 27, 2023

Since the beginning of the spring semester, the Kent State Police have documented 10 cases of theft on campus, with several being at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. The university has two...

Kent State police dog Coco to continue working, brother joins her

Erin Sullivan, Reporter February 27, 2023

Correction: In the original article, it was incorrectly reported police dog Coco was retiring this year. The featured image was removed.  In 2013, Kent State police dog Coco became the first K9 to...

Kent State Police offer campus safety with various methods

Angelia Kellhofer, Reporter February 18, 2023

Kent State’s safety resources start with the 50 blue light phones that are located around campus for students to use when they are in crisis along with other safety assets Kent State provides to ensure...

Racist threat found in Bowman Hall bathroom

Editor's note: The video portion of this story was published Feb. 2, and the written portion was published Feb. 5. A racist threat toward Black people and a swastika were carved into a plastic partition...

Kent States Oscar Ritchie Hall, located on 225 Terrace Dr, Kent, OH.

Racist message scratched into mural in Oscar Ritchie Hall

Kaitlyn Finchler, Campus Editor January 24, 2023

The letters “KKK” were scratched onto the forehead of a subject in a painted mural on the second floor of Oscar Ritchie Hall – the damage was reported to campus police on Jan. 18, but it’s unclear...

Local police work to keep Kent safe Halloween weekend

October 31, 2022

Both Kent State police and Kent City police were fully staffed for Halloween weekend. The departments shared that it was fairly calm with a total of 18 arrests between the university police and city police. Most...

My keychain, featuring my wallet and a variety of self-defense tools: cat-shaped brass knuckles, a self-defense alarm, a blunt object and pepper spray.

OPINION: Reducing students’ fears to a ‘Halloween prank’ certainly sends a message — albeit, the wrong one

Emma Andrus, Editor-in-Chief October 18, 2022

After a man wearing a baby mask in all black reportedly knocked on their doors, wiggled their doorknobs and chased them up stairwells in Centennial Court F, a group of frightened female students filed...

Man in baby mask scares students in residence hall

Genevieve Krejci, Reporter October 14, 2022

Multiple students filed a police report after being victimized by a man in a “baby face” mask on Oct. 4. Kent State Police arrived at Centennial Court F after receiving a call reporting a man on...

BREAKING: One confirmed, one possible sexual assault case in Eastway residence halls

Kaitlyn Finchler, Digital Manager September 22, 2022

Kent State is actively investigating two instances involving sexual assault, according to a campus safety alert sent Thursday evening. During an investigation of reported sexual assault in Manchester...

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