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The Kent State University Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve international reaccreditation. Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA), the program requires agencies to meet state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations and support services.

Kent State University freshman Josh Paulin is not only a good student, but an exemplary citizen.

On March 13, 2016, Paulin saved a man’s life, and now Kent State’s Department of Public Safety is honoring Paulin for his heroic acts.

 

 

As part of ongoing training, Kent State University’s Department of Public Safety will hold an emergency exercise today (May 18, 2016) on the Kent Campus involving various members of the university, first responder agencies, Kent Fire Department, University Health Services and University Hospitals Portage Medical Center. This is a planned training exercise from 9 a.m.-noon in Twin Towers (Beall and McDowell halls) while classes are out of session. The Department of Public Safety also will test the university’s Mass Notification System and broadcast a “test” message across campus.

Kent State University Police announce the indictments of two suspects for setting fire to two Kent State ROTC vans parked near Terrace Hall on the Kent Campus on Feb. 23, 2015. 

Emilio O. Vidal, 23, of Broadview Heights, Ohio, and Evan M.K. Ecklund, 20, of Lakewood, Ohio, have been indicted.

Each faces two counts of arson, a fourth-degree felony, and two counts of vandalism, a fifth-degree felony.

The Kent State University Mass Notification System will undergo campuswide testing on Wednesday, May 13, between 6 and 6:30 p.m.

The testing is required due to updates to the system that will expedite the process of alerting campus to threats and improve the overall ease of use. Select office phones marked with a red sticker that reads “MNS” will now display a written message in addition to the recording that plays on campus. Additionally, the changes will simplify the process for dispatchers when alerting the campus community.

The Kent State University Mass Notification System will undergo campuswide testing on Tuesday, March 24, between 6 and 6:30 p.m.

The testing is required due to updates to the system that will expedite the process of alerting campus to threats and improve the overall ease of use. Select office phones marked with a red sticker that reads “MNS” will now display a written message in addition to the recording that plays on campus. Additionally, the changes will simplify the process for dispatchers when alerting the campus community.

Photo of Dean Tondiglia being sworn inDean Tondiglia of Stow, Ohio, has been named Kent State University’s new chief of police. Prior to leading Kent State Police Services, Tondiglia most recently served as the university’s assistant chief of police and associate director of public safety. He will retain the associate director of public safety title.

Kent State University has enhanced safety on campus and in the surrounding area with the introduction of Dexter, the university’s newest officer and explosive-detection canine. Funding for the canine and its ongoing care is provided by Ohio Homeland Security, a division of the Ohio Department of Public Safety, through a federal grant and Ohio Homeland Security budget funds.Officer Miguel H.</body></html>

**MEDIA ADVISORY**
Wednesday, Nov. 19 @ 10 a.m.

Ohio Homeland Security to Present Explosive-Detection Canine to the Kent State University Police Department

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