Department of Public Safety

Dean 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. Tondiglia was sworn in today...

    Dexter, Kent State University's newest officer and explosive-detection canine, was introduced to the university community on Nov. 19. A male Belgian Malinois, Dexter is ready to patrol Kent State and neighboring communities alongside his handler Officer Miguel H. Witt.

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...

**MEDIA ADVISORY**Wednesday, Nov. 19 @ 10 a.m. Ohio Homeland Security to Present Explosive-Detection Canine to the Kent State University Police Department WHO:  John Born, Director, Ohio Department of Public Safety Fred Goldstein, Director of Operations, Ohio Homeland Security Chief John Peach, Kent State University Police Department  Officer...

Coco isn’t the only police dog on campus -- anymore. Kent State University’s Police Services is adding a second explosives detection K-9 unit with Dexter, an 18-month-old male Belgian Malinois, thanks to Ohio Homeland Security, a division within the Ohio Department of Public Safety. Together, Dexter, Coco and their handlers will patrol campus...

On Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m., Kent State University’s Department of Public Safety will test the emergency notification system on the Kent Campus. The purpose of this annual exercise is to familiarize students and employees with building evacuations and precautions to be taken in event of a fire or any other type of emergency. No actual...