Kent State Police Services

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.