Campus Safety & Security


Salem Campus: Ohio State Highway Patrol 330-424-7783
Salem City Center: Salem Police 330-337-7811
East Liverpool: East Liverpool Police 330-385-1234


1-330-337-4111 (74111)


1-330-337-4111 (74111)


1-330-382-7480  (77480)


Kent State University's Columbiana County Campus' security is responsible for the protection of life and property, maintaining the peace, and ensuring a safe and secure learning environment to our campus community which includes students, faculty, staff and guests of the university.


Kent State University Police Services

Kent State University Police Services is empowered by the State of Ohio to enforce state laws and is directed by the Board of Trustees to enforce certain rules and regulations of the University. Although Kent State University Police Services has police authority on all campuses, the local police department or sheriff's office maintains primary responsibility at the regional campuses.

Visit Kent State University Police Services

Emergency Guide

The guide is a template for the individual response by students, faculty and staff to assist them in preparation for large scale emergencies.

View Columbiana Campuses Emergency Guide

Annual Security Report

The Disclosure of Campus Safety Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law enacted in 1990 requiring universities and colleges that receive federal funds to publish certain information regarding crimes that occur on or near campus. 

View the Annual Security Report

Daily Crime Logs


The daily crime log is the record of criminal incidents or alleged criminal incidents that have been reported to campus security. Crimes are entered into the log within two days of being reported to campus security. The log is in a paper hard copy and available upon request at the Reception Desk at Kent State Salem. The Reception Desk is located at 2491 Route 45 South. There is also a log for the City Center location, available at the Reception/ Administration Clerk Office on the 2nd floor, Room 216. You may also call the Business Office at 330-337-4206 or the Security Office 330-337-4111 for more information about the daily crime log.

East Liverpool

The daily crime log is the record of criminal incidents or alleged criminal incidents that have been reported to campus security. Crimes are entered into the log within two days of being reported to campus security. The log is in a paper hard copy and available upon request at the Front Reception Desk at Kent State East Liverpool. The Front Reception Desk is located at 400 East Fourth Street, in Purinton Hall, 2nd floor. You may also call the Security Office at 330-382-7480 for more information about the daily crime log.

KSU Threat Line

Online reporting of events that may include threats of physical harm; harassment; strange, suspicious or disruptive behavior on campus; or information regarding weapons or drugs on campus.

Access Kent State's Threatline

Office of Student Conduct

The Office of Student Conduct is responsible for the adjudication of cases involving students who are accused of violating campus rules, regulations or policies; federal or state laws; and/or municipality ordinances.  The Office of Student Conduct can help coordinate and assist regional campuses with the student conduct hearing process.

Review the Code of Conduct

Flash Alerts

Flash ALERTS is Kent State's official emergency text notification system to notify subscribers of critical information no matter what time it is or where they are in the world. Flash ALERTS expands the university's ability to send critical news and information to the university community during campus emergencies.

Subscribe to Flash ALERTS

Early Alert System

Early Alert is a reporting system that allows faculty to identify students who are presenting patterns that may lead to academic difficulty.  It helps partner them with other campus resources & professionals in order to provide proactive assistance to students.

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Care Teams 

Kent State University’s Care Teams are cross-divisional crisis management committees that collaboratively assesses and coordinates a response to students identified as reasonably posing a potential threat to self, others, or the university community.

Learn More About Care Teams

Step Up Speak Out

This program is a collaborative effort by Kent State University Counseling and Psychological Services, DeWeese Health Center, the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, and KSU Police Services.  The initiative aims to support individuals in need by educating University community members on protocols and resources designed to assist in disruptive situations or with distressed individuals.

Access Step Up Speak Out

Anti-Racism Efforts

At Kent State, our core values of respect and kindness for all demand that we step up to become part of the conversation that leads to a solution that will dismantle the systemic racism that has plagued our communities throughout history, and our university all too recently.

Anti-Racism Efforts

Office of Gender Equity & Title IX

Title IX of the federal Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of a person's gender in educational programs or activities operated by recipients of federal funding, such as Kent State. While it is often thought of as a law that applies only to athletic programs, Title IX is much broader and protects all students, employees, and visitors to campus from gender discrimination.

View GENDER EQUITY & Title IX Resources

Sexual & Relationship Violence Support Services 

The Office of Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services at Kent State University offers resources and education for students on personal safety, sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking.

Get Help at  SRVSS

Registered Sex Offenders

For more information about registered sex offenders near the campus you attend, go to the Ohio Attorney General's Offender Search website:

Registered Sex Offenders Search Salem, Ohio

Registered Sex Offenders Search East Liverpool, Ohio

Safety & Security Training

  • A.L.I.C.E.
  • Recognizing and Responding to Threatening Behavior

Terrorism Awareness

In March 2011, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced an expansion of expanding the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) "If You See Something, Say Something™" public awareness campaign in an effort to help ensure safety and security of the American public.

Terrorism Awareness at Kent State

Environmental Health & Safety Incident Reporting

Prevention of injuries and illnesses to Kent State University personnel, students, and visitors are the primary concerns of the Environmental Health and Safety Office. The identification, evaluation and elimination of hazards provide the best methods of reducing incidents that may cause injuries and/or illnesses.

Incident Reporting