Community Policing

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 the chance 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 enroll in A.L.I.C.E. training go to A.L.I.C.E WORKSHOPS 

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 at 330-672-3070.


2022-2023 COPS Liaison Assigned Areas


University Housing

Lt. Penn: University Housing Safety and Security Supervision, Beall, McDowell, Greek House

Sgt. Knotek:  University Housing Safety and Security Supervision, Johnson, Lake, Olson, and Stopher

Officer May: CCA, CCB, CCC, CCD, Leebrick and Korb 

Officer White:  CCE, CCF, Engleman, Dunbar, Prentice, Verder, and Koonce

Officer Womack:  Allyn, Clark, Fletcher, Manchester, Wright

Academic Buildings and other Facilities

Lt. Campbell:  CUE, Cohn Jewish Student Center (Hillel), Schwartz Center, Kent Student Center, and the Women’s Center

Sgt. Hammer:  Administrative Services, Airport, Bowman, Library, Satterfield, and the SRWC 

Officer Witt:  Business Administration, Center for Performing Arts, Child Development Center, DeWeese Health Center, Eastway Center, Harbort, Heer, Ice Arena, Stewart, Van Campen

Officer Voyles: First Year Experience, DIH, Nixson, Oscar Ritchie, Power Plant, Rockwell, Rockwell Fashion Museum, CPA, Taylor, UFM, White

Officer Hollifield:  Dix Stadium and Field House, MACC and MACC Annex, Aeronautics and Engineering Building, Cunningham, Henderson, Integrated Sciences, LCM, Math, Science Research, Smith, and Williams

Officer Hoxworth:  CAED, Cartwright, Center  for Philanthropy and  Alumni Engagement, Franklin,  Kent, Lincoln, Lowry,  May Prentice House, McGilvery, Merrill, and  Moulton

After-hours Assignments:

Lt. Simms:  University Housing Safety and Security 

Sgt. Spahr:  Rosie’s Diner

Officer Atha:  University Facilities Management Custodial Supervision 

Officer Cevasco:  Library and Kent Student Center  

Officer Domka:  CAED (Center for Architecture and Environmental Design) and Fashion Studios


Lt. Shefchuk:  Assistant Director, Residential Communities, Blue area, Cody Benedict

Detective Hayes:  Assistant Director, Residential Communities, Gold area, Justin Wilhite