Kent State Police Services

Photo of the members of the Kent State Police Department The Kent State University Police Department is scheduled for a virtual 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,...

Patrick Tomaswick meets with one of his heroes, Kent State Police Officer Joe Knotek He's only 4 years old, yet he's already certain of what he wants to do when he grows up. That by itself is pretty amazing. Patrick Tomaswick wants to be a police officer, but not just any member of law enforcement. He wants to be a Kent State University police offic er. So much so that he wears his own Kent State...

Dean Tondiglia (right), Kent State University police chief and director of public safety, goes through the PulsePoint Respond app on his phone while Kent Fire Chief John Tosko (left) looks on with an automated external defibrillator (AED) in front of him. Sudden cardiac arrest, when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating, is the leading cause of natural death in the United States. It claims an estimated 325,000 lives each year. When the heart stops beating, every second counts to get the person the help they need. If not treated quickly, sudden cardiac arrest usually results in death. ...

Kent State Police Services is celebrating the five-year anniversary of its first K-9 unit, which features 7-year-old German Shepherd Coco and her handler, Officer Anne Spahr. 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....

Members of Kent State Police Services load frozen turkeys for Kent Social Services into a police vehicle. 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...

Officers with the Kent State University Police Department stand by the fountain on Risman Plaza near the Kent Student Center. Kent State has been ranked one of the safest campuses in the country by a national trade association. 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...

Officers with the Kent State University Police Department stand by the fountain on Risman Plaza near the Kent Student Center. Kent State has been ranked one of the safest campuses in the country by a national trade association. 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...

Officers with the Kent State University Police Department stand by the fountain on Risman Plaza near the Kent Student Center. Kent State has been ranked one of the safest campuses in the country by a national trade association. 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...

Dexter    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.