Department of Public Safety

Ohio is conducting a statewide tornado drill on Wednesday, March 20, at 9:50 a.m. All Kent State University campuses will be participating in this test. We will broadcast a pre-recorded tornado education message through speaker systems and university IP (Internet Protocol) phones throughout buildings on all Kent State campuses. This is only a test...

Kent State University’s Director of Public Safety and Police Chief Dean Tondiglia was honored with the university’s 2019 Diversity Trailblazer Award for his years of promoting inclusion and diversity within public safety. Chief Tondiglia was nominated for the award by Mark Polatajko, senior vice president for finance and administration, who...

Kent State University Police Services is celebrating the five-year anniversary – or the 35 dog-year anniversary – of its first K-9 unit, which features 7-year-old German Shepherd Coco and her handler, Officer Anne Spahr. “She is very high spirited, very high energy and very smart,” Officer Spahr said....

Please be aware of the following news release issued by the Kent City Police Department: --------- KENT POLICE DEPARTMENT Kent Police are investigating a reported sexual assault that is believed to have occurred at approximately 0800 hrs on 11-1-18. A female victim reported to police that she was walking along Holly Drive between Holly Park...

Officers from Kent State University Police Services have always had a “protect and serve” philosophy, and recently, they put this philosophy in action in order to help families in need. Each year, the department holds a “Glow, Grow and Give” fundraiser throughout the month of November to raise money for a worthy cause. The staff members...

Each year on Oct. 1, universities nationwide are required to disseminate a summary of reported crimes on or near campus. The Annual Security Reports for all Kent State University campuses outline three-year statistics on several different crimes from motor vehicle theft and weapons violations to drug violations and sexual assault. Kent State...

Kent State University has been ranked one of the safest campuses in the country by the Council for Home Safety and Security, a national trade association. Kent State was named to the council’s 2017 top 100 list of Safest Colleges in America. Nationwide, Kent State ranks 11th on the list. Among Ohio institutions, Kent State ranks the safest. The...

Kent State University has been ranked one of the safest campuses in the country by the Council for Home Safety and Security, a national trade association. Kent State was named to the council’s 2017 top 100 list of Safest Colleges in America. Nationwide, Kent State ranks 11th on the list. Among Ohio institutions, Kent State ranks the safest. The...

Ohio is conducting a statewide tornado drill on Wednesday, March 22, at 9:50 a.m. Kent State University will be participating in this test, along with the city of Kent and other communities. Kent State tests the tornado and emergency mass notification system on the first Wednesday of every month at 11 a.m. and on the third Wednesday at 4 p.m. These...

As a community resource officer for Kent State University Police Services, Tricia Knoles has seen, heard and experienced it all - the good and the bad. Over time, the wide range of stressors on the job can take its toll. Although the consequences may not be immediately recognized, they do accumulate throughout an officer’s career. “We are so...