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.


2018 COPS Liaison Assigned Areas


Residence Halls

Lt. Josh Simms:  Tri-Towers: Koonce, Leebrick, Wright and Korb Halls

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

Officer Miguel Witt:  Eastway: Allyn, Clark, Fletcher; Manchester Halls

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

Officer Diane Dudziak:  Quad: Lake, Olson, Stopher and Johnson Halls

Officer Robert Wilson: Centennial Court A, B, C

Officer Rachel Morrow: Centennial Court D, E, F

Academic Buildings and other Facilities

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

Sgt. Michquel Penn:  Art, CVA, Schwartz Center, Nixson, Stewart, Lincoln, Center for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement, Aeronautics and Technology Building

Officer Anne Spahr: Kent Ctr. for the Performing  Arts, BSA, Satterfield, Bowman, Ice Arena, SRWC, Airport

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

Officer Justin May:  Williams, Henderson, Smith, Integrated Sciences Building, Cunningham, Math, Liquid Crystals Materials, Research One 

Officer Vance Voyles:  Library, Student Center, CUE, Taylor, Franklin, McGilvrey, Greek House A

Officer Nathan Hoxworth: CAED, WKSU, UFM, MACC, Gym Annex, May Prentice House, Rockwell Hall, DeWeese Health Center, Administrative Services

Officer Joe Knotek:  Library

Officer Terrance Duncan:  Custodians

Officer John Cevasco:  Rosie's Diner

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

Officer Brittnee Wolf: Student Center