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Community Oriented Police Services Program 


The Community Oriented Police Services (COPS) program was created to build positive relationships between police officers and the communities they serve. To foster this connection, KSU Police Officers are assigned specific areas on campus for regular patrol and special events. This affords faculty, staff, and students to communicate directly to law enforcement any issues concerning potential criminal activity within academic buildings and residence halls.

In an effort to encourage positive interaction between Police Services, faculty, staff, and students, the university offers a variety of crime prevention and awareness programs to include:

  • Personal Safety
  • Alcohol and Drug Awareness
  • A.L.I.C.E  (Alert, Lockdown, Information, Counter, and Evacuation) regarding active threat response

To learn more about the COPS program, or to schedule a presentation for your group regarding general crime prevention and personal safety, please contact our full-time Community Resource Officer, Tricia Knoles at 330-672-0370.

2017 COPS Liaison Assigned Areas


Residence Halls    

Sgt. Wayne Parker:  Lake, Olson, Stopher and Johnson Halls and Library

Officer Anne Spahr:  Beall, McDowell and Van Campen Hall

Sgt. Steve Steele:  Centennial Court A-F

Officer Justin May:  Koonce, Korb, Leebrick,Wright, Verder and Engleman Hall

Officer Brittnee Wolf:  Allyn, Clark, Fletcher, Manchester, Prentice and Dunbar Hall

Academic Buildings and other Facilities

Lt. Campbell:  Kent, Lowry, Moulton, White, Cartwright, Merrill 

Lt. Scritchfield:  Art, CVA, Schwartz Center, Nixson, Stewart, Lincoln

Officer Witt:  Kent Ctr. for the Performing Arts, BSA, Satterfield, Bowman, Ice Arena, SRWC, Administrative Services, Golf Course

Officer Hammer:  Williams, Henderson, Smith, Cunningham, Math, MACC, Liquid Crystals, ATB, Center for Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement

Officer Brown:  DeWeese Health Center, CDC, Terrace, Heer, Harbourt, Oscar Ritchie, Cohn Jewish Student Center, Rockwell, Dix Stadium and Fieldhouse

Officer Voyles:  Library, Student Center, Taylor, Franklin, McGilvrey, Research One, WKSU, Airport

Other assignments:

Officer Joseph Knotek:  Library

Officer Bill Atha: Custodial Services

Officer Brandon Davis:  Rosie’s Diner and Market, CAED

Officer Diane Dudziak:  Student Center