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Kent State named 11th safest college in the nation

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KENT, Ohio – A new ranking says that Kent State University is the 11th safest college campus in the nation and the safest school in the state of Ohio.

The council for Home Safety and Security, a national trade organization, rated more than 2-thousand campuses across the nation using FBI crime data.

In a release, Dean Tondiglia, Kent State’s police chief and director of public safety, said safety at the university is a joint effort.

“Having a safe and inviting campus community is one of the university’s priorities, and this ranking reflects the efforts of students, faculty and staff, as well as the Department of Public Safety’s community partners, in meeting that goal,” Tondiglia said.

Kent has started programs that include crime prevention programs, awareness campaigns, safety walks and physical plant reviews. It also conducts bystander intervention training and emergency exercises.

In addition, The Kent State Police Department is one of only 79 agencies in the nation to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.