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Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Officer Miguel Witt and his Belgian Malinois, Dexter, sit in the back seat of Witts K9 unit.

From Pup to Pro: Dexter and Witt Grow Together

Griffin White Reporter January 28, 2020

When Officer Miguel Witt set out to become a police officer, the only things on his mind were trying to help people in need and to make a real difference in the world. Now, seasoned with over 19 years...

Local police departments mourn Westerville officers deaths

David Williams February 15, 2018

This week, flags are at half-staff and police officers’ badges have a black band across them. On Saturday afternoon, two officers in Westerville were killed in the line of duty when responding to a 911...

Julien Johnson, A senior philosophy major, has worked as a security aide for nearly three years. He prides himself in getting to know the residents he looks after.

Security aides available on campus

Katie Chilson April 30, 2015

Kent State University has a very large campus, which can make walking across campus at night alone frightening. Kent State offers security aides as campus escorts for students who don’t feel safe walking...

Hiring, training process varies among police departments

Tyler Singleton February 5, 2015

In October 1999, Jim Cunningham of the Akron Police Department responded alone to an aggravated robbery call on East Waterloo Road. Cunningham found and ordered the two suspects to the ground. One suspect...

Sgt. Jason Short demonstrates how to work the Intoxilyzer 8000 Breathalyzer on Monday. Dec. 1, 2014 in the Kent City Police Station. The station does not use the machine, but in order to keep their permit they must test it on a weekly basis.

Kent area police discontinue use of controversial Breathalyzer device

Carley Hull December 4, 2014

The City of Kent Police and Kent State University Police departments have stopped using a Breathalyzer device called the Intoxilyzer 8000 in response to defense attorneys disputing the device’s reliability...

Thefts on decline in Kent

Rob Rompala October 26, 2014

The city of Kent is on pace for an estimated 320 thefts this school year with the Kent Police Department and Kent State University Police Department aiming to bring that number down.Thefts are slowly on...

Library event to educate student on campus safety policies

Olivia Young September 8, 2014

“10 Ways to Get Arrested” is a one-hour, on-campus seminar that will be held on the fourth floor of the main University Library on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m.Officer Michquel Penn of the Kent State...

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