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IMAGE: KSU Police circa 1950
KSU Police circa 1950
IMAGE: Celebrate Centennial
Celebrate Centennial
IMAGE: Excellence in Action
Excellence in Action
IMAGE: In Memory:Tom Etcher, Lieutenant, KSU Police Officer 1976-2009
In Memory:Tom Etcher, Lieutenant, KSU Police Officer 1976-2009
IMAGE: Officers Bill Baker and Crystal Lewis circa 1977
Officers Bill Baker and Crystal Lewis circa 1977

Police Services

Kent State University Police Services was one of the first nationally accredited law enforcement agencies in Ohio and was the second university police department in the United States to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

Kent State University's police department has been twice awarded as a Flagship Agency by CALEA.

The CALEA Flagship Agency Program was established as a unique means of recognizing law enforcement agencies that represent extraordinary examples of excellence in law enforcement accreditation.  Kent State University is the first university police agency in the world to be awarded Flagship status and is also designated as a Meritorious Agency for having the distinction of being accredited for over 15 years.

Kent State University Police Services is empowered by the State of Ohio to enforce state laws and is directed by the Board of Trustees to enforce certain rules and regulations of the University. Essentially, the police officers at Kent State University have the same authority as their state and municipal counterparts. Officers patrol the campus on foot, by bicycle, and by vehicle. Most officers work in uniform, however some do not. A full range of modern investigative techniques and technologies are employed.

Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police John Peach 330-672-3111.

Watch an overview video about the Kent State University Police Department.

Watch a video about the general services we provide to the Kent State community.

Watch our Safety and Security video to see how we work hard to create a safe campus community.

Watch a video about the other services that the Kent State University Police Department offers.

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