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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.

The Kent State University Police Department was recently reaccredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). The recognition comes after a comprehensive review of the agency and marks the eighth time the department has received the accreditation award. 

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>

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

Coco isn’t the only police dog on campus -- anymore.