NWOSU Says Campus Police Chief Is ‘No Longer’ Employed After Arrest In Kansas

News 9 - August 6, 2022 11:42 pm

Former NWOSU Police Chief John Caviness

ALVA, Okla. – 

Northwestern Oklahoma State University officials said its police chief is no longer employed at the school following an arrest in Kansas.

According to WIBW in Topeka, Kansas, John Caviness was arrested on Sunday, July 31, in Wabaunsee County on child abuse, resisting arrest, aggravated battery and battery complaints.

The station said Caviness was booked into the Wabaunsee County jail but has since bounded out of custody.

Caviness, a 1998 NWOSU graduate, was hired as the university’s police chief in May 2022. He became the campus police chief after nine years working at the Alva Police Department.

According to a press release announcing his hire at NWOSU, Caviness also obtained the rank of Sergeant with Alva police.


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