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Positions open at Kent State Police Department

Positions open at Kent State Police Department

There have been many promotions and retirements happening at Kent States Campus Police these past months. With these positions opening, who will be the ones to fill these shoes? Lexi Walters spoke with officers about candidates and the process of hiring. Take a look. [bbrvideo]BBR_Walters_S5_NewPositions[/bbrvideo] According to Kent State Police officer Jeff Futo the campus police department sees many faces of officers come and go through the years for many reasons. Some people start out at Kent and move to different jobs…

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Trained To Shoot

Trained To Shoot

Anchor Lead: The issue of the over use of police force has been a hot topic recently in America, especially when it comes to when it is permissible to use a firearm. Co-Anchor: TV2’s Max Fleck has the story on when it’s okay to use a gun and why that it is that way.   [bbrvideo]BBR_Fleck_S4_TrainedToShoot3[/bbrvideo]   NAT POP: Protestors cheering   Reporter: Recently protestors have taken to the streets of Ferguson in order to back their police force, a…

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Police prepare for “Fake Patty’s” day in Kent

Police prepare for “Fake Patty’s” day in Kent

The real world might celebrate St. Patrick’s day on March 17, but the college scene in Kent gets their celebration started a little early. Students go out for what they call “Fake Patty’s Day” the Saturday before. With this celebration going on, Lexi Walters tells us what the campus police will be doing in preparation. Take a look [bbrvideo]BBR_Walters_S3_StPattys[/bbrvideo] NAT SOUND Here, is a relatively quiet College street on a weekday. This street is just yards away from Kent State’s…

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Police Academy prepares students

Police Academy prepares students

[bbrvideo]BBR_Kilnapp_s3_hiring[/bbrvideo] “We can’t have liars here, so we’re not gonna hire you.” The Kent State Police Academy holds over one hundred and fifty students who hope to make it through and land a law enforcement job. Once they have graduated is when the hard part starts, the process to get hired in a city like Kent, is a long, difficult one. Potential candidates are weeded out through a written test, physical test, 17 page history packet, background investigation, polygraph and…

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New Kent Police building to arrive November 2016

New Kent Police building to arrive November 2016

[bbrvideo]BBR_S1_kilnapp_policebuilding[/bbrvideo] You might be used to seeing the old, run-down Kent Police station located on South Water Street. What you’re probably not used to seeing is the condition of the interior of the building. The station is in a state of crisis. The wiring isn’t done correctly. There is no storage space. The walls are deteriorating. The staircase is unfinished and more! Lieutenant James Prusha feels this building is not a stable work environment for the officers and prisoners. “We’ve…

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Women to men ratio on Kent’s Campus Police Force

Women to men ratio on Kent’s Campus Police Force

[bbrvideo]BBR_Walters_P4_Police[/bbrvideo] With more than 22,000 students, Kent State University is one of the ten largest universities in Ohio. Of those 22,000 61% of those students are female and only 39 are male. This ration is much more steep than schools such as Ohio state who have about a 50/50 ratio. Not only is Kent’s student body dominated by females but this ratio is also reflected in Kent State’s campus police department. With several women on their force they have one…

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More women on Kent State Police force

More women on Kent State Police force

[bbrvideo]BBR_Walters_P3_Standup[/bbrvideo] With more than 22,000 students, Kent State University is one of the ten largest universities in Ohio.   Of those 22,000 61% of those students are female and only 39 are male. This ration is much more steep than schools such as Ohio state who have about a 50/50 ratio.   Not only is Kent’s student body dominated by females but this ratio is also reflected in Kent State’s campus police department. With several women on their force they…

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New police station arriving November 2016

New police station arriving November 2016

[bbrvideo]BBR_P3_Kilnapp_newpolicebuilding[/bbrvideo] You might be used to seeing the old run-down police station on South Water Street. But come November 2016, The Kent police task force will have a brand new building and location. Lieutenant James Prusha feels that this new station is absolutely necessary. He feels that the current building is inefficient financially. It’s constantly needing repairs for things like: a leaking roof, a bowing exterior wall, broken air conditioning and heating units, and decaying door jams. The lobby is…

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Speeding, weed and racism

Speeding, weed and racism

Amid recent protests in not only Ferguson, Missouri and the investigation of excessive force in the Cleveland Police Department, Kent police continue their watch over Kent. But what exactly do the police do on a night shift? Reporter Julie Selby rode along with a Kent police officer and experienced the civil uprising for herself. [bbrvideo width=”475″]BBR_Final_Selby_Ridealong[/bbrvideo] Drug busts, arrest warrants and giving sobriety tests are all in a day’s work for Kent police officers. But what actually does happen during a Friday night…

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City updated on police station

City updated on police station

The city of Kent  received a sneak peak at the new police station going into downtown.  The station is going in at the end of College Avenue and border Haymaker Parkway and Depeyster Street.  Reporter Cory York attended the city council meeting and has the details on the new station. [bbrvideo width=”475″]BBR_S8_York_Police[/bbrvideo] Wednesday night City Council received an update on the status of the new police station. The progress on the building is only 30% complete, but project manager Jeff…

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