Ohio State’s Department of Public Safety has released a new video to highlight safety resources available to the campus community. Everyone can learn how to Survive an Active Aggressor and gain access to a free virtual guardian app. Students can discover ridesharing discounts and where to obtain free window and door alarms. Please take a moment to watch and help make safety a top priority for all Buckeyes.
SAFETY RESOURCES Video of OSU Public Safety Resources
All campuses of The Ohio State University are under a winter weather advisory beginning at noon on Monday.
According to the National Weather Service, the heavy rainfall that began overnight will change over to snow this morning. The Lima, Columbus and Mansfield campuses will see snowfall first.
Snowfall on Monday will result in little to no accumulation due to the warm surface temperatures. Monday afternoon and evening, snow will begin to accumulate and will continue through the day on Tuesday, finally tapering off Wednesday morning or early afternoon.
Safety is the university’s top priority and Facilities Operations and Development (FOD), CampusParc, Transportation & Traffic Management (TTM) and the Department of Public Safety work together to offer services during the winter months to keep you safe. As snow and ice start to collect, FOD teams are dispatched to treat campus roadways and sidewalks. They remain on campus throughout the day and night treating and plowing as needed. CampusParc crews will also be on campus treating parking lots and garages, with garage rooftops remaining open, when possible. Learn more on the CampusParc website .
The task force, established by President Kristina M. Johnson following the tragic death of Ohio State student Chase Meola, focused on recommendations to improve communication, engagement and support of residents on campus and in the near-campus neighborhoods.
November 2020 marks a special milestone for Officer Tom Schneider, celebrating his 20-year anniversary with The Ohio State University Police Division. With two decades of law enforcement under his belt, he was in search of a new challenge. After weighing his options, he decided to enroll in the OSUPD bike training program.
“This gave me an opportunity to do something exciting and new,” Officer Schneider said. “I wanted to test myself and see a different part of policing.”
OSUPD’s bike training program has been around for decades, with approximately 30 officers currently trained to ride bikes.
The Ohio State University Police Division (OSUPD) received its third accreditation award from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). The national honor was announced in August.
OSUPD is one of approximately 80 university agencies in the country to meet CALEA’s best practices of law enforcement standards.
“As a university agency, we have a uniquely tailored approach focusing on both safety and education,” said OSUPD's Chief Kimberly Spears-McNatt. “CALEA accreditation reconfirms our commitment to following best practices and working to achieve the highest standards in law enforcement.”
OSUPD first earned CALEA accreditation in 2013. Applying...
The safety of the campus community is The Ohio State University’s top priority. Buckeye Alerts are one important tool to enhance the safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors.
The alerts, issued by the Department of Public Safety, let community members know when it has been determined that they need to take immediate action to remain safe.
“Buckeye Alerts are one of many tools in our safety tool kit,” said Monica Moll, director of public safety. “They are a critical part of Ohio State’s commitment to the safety of students, faculty and staff.”
Students are responding to an offer from The Ohio State University to increase their home security in the campus area.
The Office of Student Life’s Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services supports off-campus students with free safety devices, including window and door alarms and light timers. An email reminder to students this weekend garnered more than 500 requests for the service.
On Thursday, October 15, President Kristina M. Johnson announced the establishment of the University Task Force on Community Safety and Well-Being to review safety issues on campus and in neighborhoods near the university. As university, law enforcement and community leaders come together to enhance the safety and well-being of our campus community, the university wants to remind students, faculty and staff of safety guidance and available resources.
With the start of the fall season, the days are getting darker much earlier. This week, university public safety officials are reminding students of some of the tools available to students to help keep them safe.
The Rave Guardian app allows students, faculty and staff to select friends or family as a virtual guardian to follow them via GPS tracking, using a destination-based timer. It’s a way to keep a virtual eye on loved ones as they travel.