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 the chance 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.


2020-2021 COPS Liaison Assigned Areas


Residence Halls

Officer Justin May:  Tri-Towers: Koonce, Leebrick, Wright and Korb Halls; Residence Services Security & Recreation Services

Officer Robert:  New Front: Dunbar, Engleman, Prentice 

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

Sergeant Michquel Penn:  Twin Towers: Beall, McDowell Halls, Van Campen Hall and Library

Lt. Jim Campbell:  Quad: Lake, Olson, Stopher and Johnson Halls

Officer Nathan Hoxworth: Centennial Court A, B

Officer Diane Dudziak: Centennial Court C, D, E, F

Academic Buildings and other Facilities

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

Sergeant Kevin Hammer:  CVA, Schwartz Center, Nixson, Stewart, Lincoln, Center for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement, Aeronautics and Technology Building, Rockwell Hall

Officer Miguel Witt: Kent Ctr. for the Performing  Arts, BSA, Satterfield, Bowman, Ice Arena, SRWC, Airport, Starbucks, Campus Book & Supply

Officer Joe Knotek:  CDC, Library, Student Center, Taylor, Franklin, McGilvrey, Greek House A, Administrative Services, WKSU, UFM 

Officer Trevor White:  Williams, Henderson, Smith, Integrated Sciences Building, Cunningham, Math, Liquid Crystals Materials, Research One, MACC, MACC Annex

Officer Brittnee Wolf: CAED, CUE, ROTC, Heer, Harbourt, Oscar Ritchie, Cohn Jewish Student Center, Women's Center, Health Center, May Prentice  

Sergeant Steve Steele:  UFM supervision and Residence Services Security

Officer Vance Voyles:  Library and Student Center

Officer Bill Atha:  Custodians

Officer John Cevasco:  CAED 

Officer Rachel Morrow: Rose's Diner & Market

Officer Rachel Morrow: Rosie's Diner