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Services

The KSU Department of Public Safety provides a variety of services. Please select an option below in order to expand it and find additional information and links for each. 

  • The Kennesaw State University Office of Victim Services (OVS) seeks to ensure that the victims of crime at Kennesaw State University become an integral part of the criminal justice system. Through education on the rights and services available to KSU crime victims, collaboration with the KSU Department of Public Safety and University Police, and the Cobb County judicial system, the KSU OVS believes that the voices of KSU crime victims will become a necessary component of the justice system in this state.

    ovs.kennesaw.edu

  • For more information about access control, please see the dedicated site: dooraccess.kennesaw.edu.
  • CERT is a critical program in the effort to engage everyone at Kennesaw State in making their communities safer, more prepared, and more resilient when incidents occur.  CERT is a nationwide training program supported by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  KSU’s Department of Public Safety and the Office of Emergency Management actively supports the expansion of CERT training at both the Kennesaw and Marietta Campuses. Kennesaw State is one of only three universities in the State of Georgia to have a federally-recognized CERT team.

    oem.kennesaw.edu/cert.php

  • The Citizens Police Academy is a 10 week program designed to give members of our campus community training and information on a broad range of topics. These include but are not limited to: Internal Affairs, Wreck Investigation, Hiring Process, Use of Force, Special Operations, Firearms and Less lethal Munitions, Community Affairs, Office of Victim Services, R.A.D for men & women, Traffic Enforcement, Uniform Patrol Operations.

  • The KSU Police Law Enforcement Explorer Post is a program open to all KSU Students in good academic standing, regardless of age, that are interested in pursuing a career in public safety. This is a year-round program that exposes the explorer to various law enforcement training topics. Explorers also support the KSU Police Department in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies at sporting and special events on or about our campuses. Those explorers that complete the Basic and Advanced Explorer Academy, which is held every summer, are authorized to ride-along with KSU Police Officers on patrol.

    View program

  • DPS manages the installation of security cameras and duress alarms in accordance with CPTED survey findings, physical security principles, loss prevention requirements and business case criteria.  

  • Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) is a simple yet affective self-defense class. Courses consist of a lecture portion, which focuses on Risk Awareness, Risk Reduction, and Risk Avoidance, followed by hands on tactical training. The techniques taught are designed to be quick and effective in delivering pain to vulnerable locations on the attacker’s body. Courses are designed such that women, men, and elderly of all fitness levels and ages will be successful in learning options to escape attacks. Please contact Heather Tucker for more information.

    Phone: 470-578-6396.
    E-mail: hpackar2@kennesaw.edu
    View R.A.D. information page

  • DPS conducts periodic Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) surveys on selected facilities. These assessments look at lighting, landscaping, fencing, cameras and other natural and mechanical safety measures that can enhance safety and reduce the fear of crime. 

  • Incident Reports to include arrests or citations as well as accident reports can be requested and provided to you upon request. You can obtain these reports in person by visiting the Department of Public Safety and Police located on the Kennesaw Campus, building 351. You may also request these reports via email. Send an email to hpackar2@kennesaw.edu including your name, case number (if you have this), and your date of birth.

    Please note that requests may take up to three business days to process. If you have any problems or have further questions, please contact our Records Department at 470-578-6396.

  • Our Department offers two service options for safety escorts to students, staff, or faculty members who feel unsafe walking from one place to another on KSU's campuses.  The primary option for Safe Walk is a virtual escort through the LiveSafe Campus Safety app, ( http://livesafe.kennesaw.edu).  The app allows you to have a friend or family member of your choosing monitor your walk.  The Safe Walk service on the LiveSafe app even works for off-campus locations.

    For a traditional escort between locations on campus, simply call the KSU DPS non-emergency number 470-578-6206 to request a safety escort at the time the escort is needed. 

  • Please visit the Student Center room 274 or call 770-423-6280 for more information on recovering lost items.
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