Public Safety

The Department of Public Safety exists to support the greater mission of Kent State University and promote a safe and healthy environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.


Supporting the greater mission of Kent State University and promoting a safe and healthy environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors is accomplished through the efficient delivery of professional and accessible police, transportation, parking, emergency and special services. The Department, which is committed to professionalism, fairness, integrity, and service, strives to foster and maintain collaborative partnerships within the University and its surrounding communities.


Police Services

The police department is comprised of of both sworn law enforcement officers and civilian support staff to include twenty-one patrol officers, three detectives, two K9 officers, Auxiliary Service Officers, administrative personnel, IT specialists, and a fully-staffed, multi-jurisdictional communications center.  Officers have full police authority in the State of Ohio, and the campus is patrolled 24 hours a day, every day of the year.  Officers utilize cruisers, bikes, utility vehicles and foot to patrol campus and other university owned property.     

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Emergency Management

The Division of Emergency Management works closely with the academic community to prepare for, or mitigate, vulnerabilities to hazards or disasters that may affect the University. By conducting training exercises, routine drills and equipment tests throughout the year, the division is better able to deal with the unforeseen challenges inherent in an actual emergency. 

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Parking and Transit Services

Look up the permit sales information for Spring and Fall, as well as find parking maps and pay tickets.