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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...

KSUPD discuss preparations, staying safe during Kent Halloween

Kent is preparing for its annual Halloween celebration and that means the police are getting ready, too.Halloween has been a tradition in Kent for decades, but Lt. Mike Lewis with Kent Police said criminal...

Kent Police call Halloween weekend festivities ‘calmest Halloween in recent memory’

David Williams October 29, 2018

After a rainy Saturday night withlittle disturbance, Kent’s Halloween festivities ended with fewer arrests thanin previous years.Kent Police Lt. Mike Lewis called this weekend’s celebration, “the...

Officer Vance Voyles tells students how they could have improved on their handling of a scenario involving a man breaking into cars.

KSUPD wraps up Police Experience Academy

David Williams March 17, 2018

KSUPD’s Police Experience Academy came to a close Thursday evening at Crossroads Church in Kent.The academy lasted four weeks and covered a wide range of police training practices, including detective...

Officers Witt and Spahr with Coco.

Week three of KSUPD’S Police Experience Academy focuses on K-9 units

David Williams March 2, 2018

KSUPD’s Police Experience Academy entered week three Thursday, centered around K-9 units.Officers Anne Spahr and Miguel Witt began their presentation by explaining how their jobs and duties as K-9 officers...

Kent State prepares for tornado season

Sarah Heber March 14, 2017

Although the tornado warning on March 1 already passed, tornado season has just begun, and Kent State is prepared to act.Kent State University Police Department (KSUPD) has a ‘one-touch’ button that,...

Joseph Graham, the associate director of architecture and engineering, shines a flashlight on a burnt out light bulb in front of Franklin Hall during the annual safety walk. 

Annual safety walk improves dark areas on campus

Dana Miller November 19, 2015

Kent State Police Department, university of architect department and the electrical department banned together for an annual fall safety walk on Thursday, ensuring the campus is meeting safe standards.“We...

Officer Brandon Davis, of KSUPD, stands in Kent State’s University main campus library. Officer Davis became a police officer in the KSUPD in 2014 and this is the first year he will be patrolling Kent Halloween.

New KSUPD officer to patrol for Halloween

Dana Miller October 24, 2015

Thousands of students are expected to attend the annual Kent Halloween celebrations on campus and downtown next weekend.While most young people go out to have fun on this night, that’s not the case for...

Lt. Joe Hendry of the KSUPD demonstrates to students how to detain a gunman during the A.L.i.C.E. training workshop on March 15, 2013 in the student center. A.L.I.C.E., which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Information, Counter and Evacuation, is a crisis training program teaching students how to deal with an active shooter situation. Photo by Shane Flanigan.

ALICE training mandatory for freshmEn

Dana Miller October 7, 2015

Kent State continues to show confidence in being an Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate (ALICE) trained school in light of the recent shooting on Oct. 1 at Umpqua Community College in Oregon.The devastating...

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