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ADVISORY: Ohio Homeland Security to Present Explosive-Detection Canine to the Kent State University Police Department

**MEDIA ADVISORY**
Wednesday, Nov. 19 @ 10 a.m.

Ohio Homeland Security to Present Explosive-Detection Canine to the Kent State University Police Department

Photo of Officer Miguel Witt and Dexter, Kent State University Police Department - photo credit Ohio Department of Public SafetyWHO: 
John Born, Director, Ohio Department of Public Safety
Fred Goldstein, Director of Operations, Ohio Homeland Security
Chief John Peach, Kent State University Police Department 
Officer Miguel H. Witt, Kent State University Police Department 
Canine Dexter, Kent State University Police Department 

WHAT:
The Kent State University Police Department will soon deploy its newest staff member, Dexter, a male Belgian Malinois trained as an explosive-detection canine. The purchase and training for the canine, veterinarian bills and other equipment were funded by a federal grant and Ohio Homeland Security budget funds.

Meet Dexter at a news conference on Nov. 19 when the Ohio Department of Public Safety introduces Dexter to the Kent State community. Members of the media are invited to attend. If you are interested in attending, contact Emily Vincent.

For more information about Kent State’s new police dog, visit http://www.kent.edu/news/state-ohio-presents-police-dog-kent-state.

WHEN:
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014
10 a.m.

WHERE:
Kent State University’s Kent Student Center 
Ballroom Balcony, 3rd floor
1075 Risman Drive
Kent, OH 44242 

PHOTO CAPTION:
Thanks to Ohio Homeland Security, a division within the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Kent State University’s Police Department is adding a second explosive-detection canine unit with Dexter, a male Belgian Malinois. Dexter is pictured with his partner, Officer Miguel H. Witt, a 14-year veteran of Kent State Police. (Photo credit: Ohio Department of Public Safety) 

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Dustyn Fox, Ohio Department of Public Safety, djfox@dps.ohio.gov, 614-466-3640 
Emily Vincent, Kent State University, evincen2@kent.edu, 330-672-8595

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