Campus Service Officers (CSO) are an extra set of eyes and ears trained to help keep the campus community safe. CSOs report suspicious activity so police can respond as needed. The non-sworn positions are performed by student staff who work in pairs to patrol on and off campus in marked vehicles. In the past, these types of roles have led students to pursue a career in law enforcement. Interested students can earn $13 an hour. Apply Online!
Last fall, President Kristina M. Johnson announced an additional $2 million, per year, for the next 10 years...
WBNS-TV spoke with Ohio State's Department of Public Safety ahead of Saturday's top-5 showdown between Ohio State and Notre Dame.
According to the news outlet, c rews are preparing to keep fans safe during the game.
“Game days are busy days, but you get to see 100,000 plus people come and enjoy a football game. We do everything we can to make it as safe as possible,” said Ohio State's Director of Emergency Management, Robert Armstrong.
The univeristy partners with local, state and federal agencies to host a safe game day experience.
WBNS-TV previewed how fans should come and go from Ohio Stadium ahead of this weekend's big football game against Notre Dame. According to the news outlet, the university advises Buckeye fans and visitors to arrive early, plan for delays, and know their desired parking lot or travel route ahead of time.
Inbound and outbound traffic maps are available online. West campus bus shuttles are available and will drop off and pick up near Plumb Hall along Woody Hayes Drive.
As reported by WBNS-TV, The Ohio State University Police Division (OSUPD) has expanded its joint patrol program in partnership with the Columbus Division of Police (CPD).
“We want to work together. How can we share those resources and how can we become more effective? The concept was to put a team of officers together so they can work together in off-campus student neighborhoods so we can bring the resources of both agencies together on a daily basis,” Whiteside told WBNS.
The expansion of a joint patrol is one of the last recommendations from the university's safety task force...
When evening sets on Ohio State’s Columbus campus, Officer Doug Welker’s workday is often just beginning. The Ohio State University Police Division (OSUPD) officer has transitioned to a full-time role with the joint patrol program, meaning he works 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
“We ride around with a Columbus officer and take runs on the east side of High Street, we respond to other calls and have a proactive presence,” Welker said.
Joint patrol pairs OSUPD officers with Columbus Division of Police (CPD) officers to patrol the off-campus area known as the University District. It...
Lyft Ride Smart at Ohio State offers eligible students discounted rides from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. inside the university-designated service area . For those new to the program, Ohio State will contribute $6.50, per ride, and the remainder will be paid by the rider. Prices may be impacted by distance, traffic, time of day, special events and prime time surcharges.
Since launching the Community Crime Map in Spring 2022, The Ohio State University has continued to refine the customized crime reporting tool.
New this fall, the map is pre-programmed to show reports from the most recent 7-day period – rather than 30 days – for crimes occurring within a one-mile radius. The preset map now also shows more crime categories – including auto theft – along with aggravated assault, residential burglary, robbery of an individual and more.
The Ohio State University Police Division will share weekly reminders to check the crime map...
A Buckeye Alert system test will occur on Thursday, September 8. Students, faculty and staff on all Ohio State campuses will receive a text message that will be clearly identified as a test. If a Buckeye Alert is issued, information will also be posted at emergency.osu.edu . If your cell phone number is already in Workday (for faculty/staff) or BuckeyeLink (for students), then you are automatically registered for the Buckeye Alert text messaging system. Faculty, staff and students have the ability to register up to two additional cell phone numbers to receive text message notifications....
Safety is top of mind as we begin another academic year. Ohio State is committed to supporting a safe and inclusive campus. Our team from the Department of Public Safety includes a police division, non-sworn security officers, an emergency dispatch center and many layers of security technology. We also have important partnerships with local law enforcement agencies like the Columbus Division of Police which help us extend safety resources into off-campus neighborhoods .
This year, we’ve expanded our Columbus joint patrol program to include three OSUPD officers working full-time to patrol the University District while partnered with...