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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...

OPINION: Campus safety apps are the new wave of campus security

Olivia Montgomery , Guest Columnist April 22, 2023

Staring intently at the Student Center ceiling, freshman history major Lauren Katona said, “I would climb up there in the tile and hide if someone with a gun were to walk in right now.” A stiff...

A Kent State student holds his Ohio Medical Marijuana Registry card. Identifying patient information has been removed to protect his identity.

Marijuana laws cause conflict on campus as dispensary opens

Alton Northup, Reporter April 20, 2023

Editor's note: the student with the medical marijuana card was granted anonymity for his concerns about disciplinary action. A medical marijuana dispensary will open across from a campus prohibiting...

Delta-8 displays of products, found at one of the FlashVapes locations on East Main Street.

Delta-8: marijuana alternative widespread across nation

Alton Northup, Reporter April 18, 2023

Students are getting legal highs through delta-8 THC as marijuana remains illegal at the federal level and on campus. Since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which made hemp legal, products containing...

How Kent city and university police train

Savana Capp, Reporter March 25, 2023

Police training differs from city to city, but there are certain standards that all forces should adhere to according to Jackie Lisnek, a Ph.D. student at the University of Virginia studying causes and...

A blue light station outside of the Memorial Athletic Convocation Center. University police said you can push the button in case of emergency.

Kent State Police Department’s active shooter protocol

Jillian Flack, Reporter March 16, 2023

Last month’s shooting at Michigan State University has caused many students on campus to fear for their own safety. The Kent State Police Department’s current active shooter protocol is to neutralize...

Wellness checks aim to provide safety, resources for students in need

Angelia Kellhofer, Reporter March 14, 2023

Editor's note: Lauren was granted anonymity to not have her last name published to protect her image. College students experience copious amounts of stress within their academics, jobs and personal...

Narcan could soon become available over-the-counter, at college campuses in Ohio

Lex Ogilvie, Reporter March 5, 2023

Naloxone, more commonly known as Narcan, is a medication best known for reversing opioid overdoses. When administered, it blocks the effects that opioids have on the body and helps the body resume breathing. As...

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...

New Ohio law to make distracted driving a primary offense

Addison Foreman, Reporter January 24, 2023

A new state distracted driving law, which allows police to pull over individuals for using phones while driving, was signed by Governor Mike DeWine Jan. 3. The law will go into effect April 4. The law...

Students take extra precaution after recent University of Idaho murders

Clara Wicinski, Reporter January 19, 2023

The consequences of the brutal murder of four college students in Moscow, Idaho, Nov. 13 2022 can still be felt on college campuses across the nation as students are on high alert. Kent State Police...

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...

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