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NKU police implement body-worn cameras

The main objective of camera implementation is to “facilitate transparency … enhance service to the community by accurately documenting events, actions, conditions and statements made during citizen interactions, traffic stops, arrests and other incidents,

Kyle Wade, Contributor

October 23, 2019

In 2018, 992 people were shot and killed by police. As of this year, another 717 have lost their lives to fatal force, according to The Washington Post. While some police departments move away from body camera programs, NKU’s police department begins its own.  Following a $14,000 Department of Justice grant, NKU police have begun to field its ‘Safety Vision’ body-w...

How does the university handle reports of sexual assault?

How does the university handle reports of sexual assault?

Abby Anstead, Asst. Managing Editor

January 18, 2017

“What do you need?” Ann James, deputy Title IX coordinator for students, said that’s the first thing she asks students when they report an instance of sexual assault. “The first thing I do is, ‘What do you need,’” James said. “‘Do you need medical attention, do you need counselin...

From student to chief: Gaffin to lead NKU police

John Gaffin was named chief of NKU police Monday.

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-chief

December 19, 2016

Updated 12/19/2016 5:00 p.m. | Originally posted 12/19/2016 11:55 a.m. HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Kentucky -- John Gaffin’s NKU experience has come full circle. Once an undergraduate student, Gaffin was named the full-time chief of NKU police Monday morning. “It’s about the relationships that I’ve...

Interim chief leads NKU police as search begins for top spot

Interim chief leads NKU police as search begins for top spot

Matt Sexton, Managing Editor

August 28, 2016

Nearly a month after the abrupt resignation of NKU’s Police Chief, the man tabbed as his interim replacement is still working for two.Lieutenant John Gaffin saw his workload double when he was selected as the interim replacement for former Police Chief Les Kachurek, who left the university at the ...

How the University Police Department is changing

Former Police Chief Leslie Kachurek goes over information with his staff. Kachurek announced his resignation  in June.

Abby Anstead, Editor-in-Chief

August 11, 2016

In the midst of a national search for the Chief of Police position the NKU Police Department will undergo some changes. In a campus-wide email, President Geoffrey Mearns announced on July 27 that Lt. John Gaffin would serve as the Interim Chief of Police. Gaffin has served the NKU community for nine yea...

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