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Community Policing

Community Oriented Police Services Program 


The Community Oriented Police Services (COPS) program was created to build positive relationships between police officers and the communities they serve. To foster this connection, KSU Police Officers are assigned specific areas on campus for regular patrol and special events. This affords faculty, staff, and students to communicate directly to law enforcement any issues concerning potential criminal activity within academic buildings and residence halls.

In an effort to encourage positive interaction between Police Services, faculty, staff, and students, the university offers a variety of crime prevention and awareness programs to include:

  • Personal Safety
  • Alcohol and Drug Awareness
  • A.L.I.C.E  (Alert, Lockdown, Information, Counter, and Evacuation) regarding active threat response

To learn more about the COPS program, or to schedule a presentation for your group regarding general crime prevention and personal safety, please contact our full-time Community Resource Officer, Tricia Knoles at 330-672-0370.


2017 COPS Liaison Assigned Areas


Residence Halls

Lt. James Campbell:  Tri-Towers: Koonce, Leebrick, Wright and Korb Halls

Sgt. Penn:  New Front: Dunbar, Engleman, Prentice, and Verder Halls

Officer Anne Spahr:  Eastway: Allyn, Clark, Fletcher; Manchester Halls

Officer Bill Atha:  Twin Towers: Beall, McDowell Halls, Van Campen Hall and Library

Officer Nathan Hoxworth:  Quad: Lake, Olson, Stopher and Johnson Halls

Officer Terrance Duncan: Centennial Court A-F

Academic Buildings and other Facilities

Lt. Josh Simms:  Kent, Lowry, Moulton, White, Cartwright, Merrill, Golf Course Training Facility, Dix Stadium and Fieldhouse

Sgt. Parker:  Art, CVA, Schwartz Center, Nixson, Stewart, Lincoln, Center for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement, Aeronautics and Technology Building, May Prentice House

Officer Miguel Witt: Kent Ctr. for the Performing  Arts, BSA, Satterfield, Bowman, Ice Arena, SRWC, Greek House A, and Administrative Services, CAED

Officer Shauntya Brown:  DeWeese Health Center,  CDC, Terrace, Heer,  Harbourt, Oscar  Ritchie, Cohn Jewish Student Center, Rockwell, Women's Center

Officer Joe Knotek:  Williams, Henderson, Smith, Integrated Sciences Building, Cunningham, Math, MACC, Gym Annex, Liquid Crystals Materials 

Officer Vance Voyles:  Library, Student Center, CUE, Taylor, Franklin, McGilvrey, Research One, WKSU, Airport, UFM

Officer Kevin Hammer:  Library

Officer Justin May:  Custodians

Officer Diane Dudziak:  Rosie's Diner

Officer Trevor White:  CAED (Center for Architecture and Environmental Design)

Officer Brittnee Wolf: Student Center