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Butler Welcomes New Public Safety Officer, Jason Kenney

Officer Jason Kenney
Published: Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Kenney joined Campus Safety this spring.

The Kansas Air National Guard retiree and boxing gym owner brings 24 years of military service to Butler’s law enforcement team.

“I bring a lot of tactical experience from the military,” Kenney said. “I also own a boxing gym in Wichita, so we deal with a lot of at-risk youth and whatnot, so I can relate to a lot of the students here in one way or another positively.”

Kenney, whose military experience ranges from combat and survival rescue instruction to command and control, is eager to have an impact on students’ lives at Butler.

“[Coming to Butler] was an easy step,” Kenney said. “What I like about the college environment is that it’s not just law enforcement. . .It’s a lot of mentoring you can do too with these kids who are away from home for the first time, and try to be a positive professional influence on them.”

To Kenney, moving from his long-term military career to law enforcement was an easy transition. 

 “I’m not old, but I’m not young, so I just want to stick around and make that positive impact as long as I can here, and help some people out and fix any problems that might be going on around here.”