The Ohio State University hosts more than 100,000 students, faculty, staff and visitors each day. The "City of Ohio State" podcast takes a deep dive into the support services that keep OSU's Columbus campus running 24/7. Hear from industry experts in the fields of facilities, construction, real estate, public safety, transportation and more. Episode 1 is now live and takes a close look at safety on and off campus through the eyes of Director Monica Moll. Video of The City of Ohio State Podcast Episode 1 - Monica Moll/Director of Public Safety
Video of DPS Surveillance Cameras/LPRs Ohio State continues its commitment to add safety and security resources both on and off campus. Crews are installing surveillance cameras at all campus parking garages to expand on the more than 4,000 existing campus surveillance cameras. Separately, a pilot program installed license plate reader cameras on campus and in the University District. The cameras help police with investigations and are another tool to support police and security patrols.
Video of OSUPD Diversity Training Diversity is one of OSUPD’s five core values. The University Police recently partnered with the Kirwin Institute to put all officers through a diversity training taught by their peers. The training, an extension of previous diversity efforts, covered topics such as implicit bias and supports Ohio State’s Task Force on Community Safety and Well-Being recommendations.
“We do safety patrols. We’re out as a deterrent for the criminal element t Video of Buckeye Block Watch hat’s coming on the campus [area],” said Thomas Claypool, operations manager for Block by Block. “If we see anything, we immediately report it to the police, when otherwise it might...
At her last job, Officer Ari Ross was expected to focus on road safety. But she would, when her schedule allowed, sneak in quality time with those she served. “I’d play basketball with kids and bet them $5 I could make a shot,” she says. “Then I’d miss it on purpose.”
She found her fit at The Ohio State University Police Division (OSUPD), where that kind of community building is a top priority. The approach invigorates Ross, who treats every interaction — and not just the fun ones — as an opportunity to show students and others how well...
In alignment with a recent independent report by Security Risk Management Consultants, and feedback from students, The Ohio State University evaluated the method through which the university shares off-campus crime information for the Columbus campus. Beginning on Friday, March 11, the university will replace Neighborhood Safety Notice emails with a Community Crime Map .
Ohio State Director of Public Safety Monica Moll introduced the program in a campus-wide message Thursday.
The Community Crime Map consists of statistics from the Columbus Division of Police (CPD) and shows off-campus crime reports. Ohio State has pre-programmed the map...
The Ohio State University Police Division (OSUPD) has appointed Eric Whiteside as its newest deputy chief. He joins fellow deputy chief Tracy Hahn, who recently announced plans to retire on April 30, 2022.
Whiteside has spent his entire 25-year law enforcement career with OSUPD, most recently serving as captain.
“Eric is a Buckeye for life, and we are happy to have him elevated to the rank of deputy chief,” said OSUPD Chief Kimberly Spears-McNatt. “He is well respected within our organization and embraces our agency’s five core values of service, innovation, respect, integrity and diversity.”