Office of Victims Services
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.
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.
Citizen's Police Academy
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.
IP Security Cameras, Emergency Phones, and Alarm Services
KSU Public Safety Systems provides a variety of security solutions in order to best
provide protection and peace of mind. To request the installation of security cameras
or intrusion alarm options please contact email@example.com, state your request is for Public Safety Systems, and explain in detail the security
issue that needs addressing. The process that will then be followed can be viewed
here for cameras, and here for panic button or intrusion alarms.
R.A.D. Self Defense
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.
Request a Security Assessment
KSU is proud to provide detailed security assessments performed by officers skilled
in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). 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. For further information or to
schedule a survey you can contact the Office of Community Affairs.
Request a Police Report/Accident Report
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Safe Walk Escorts
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.
Lost and Found
Please visit the Student Center room 274 or call 770-423-6280 for more information
on recovering lost items.