The Ohio State University continues to make safety enhancements to better protect students, staff and faculty. WBNS 10TV recently spoke with Ohio State's Director of Emegrency Management and Fire Prevention, Robert Armstrong, and featured the safety upgrades.
He told 10TV that the university has improved communication options in order for students to receive Buckeye Alerts faster.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Crime reports on and near The Ohio State University’s Columbus campus generally increased in 2017, according to the university’s Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report.
Ohio State released the report Friday in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. The report contains data reported between Jan. 1, 2017, and Dec. 31, 2017 (see full report ).
University officials cited multiple factors for the increase in crime reports, including a continued focus on educating the campus community on where to make a report in an...
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct a nationwide test on the backup date of October 3 (10/3) because of response efforts to Hurricane Florence. During this time, wireless emergency alerts (WEA) compatible cell phones will receive a test message. This is not a Buckeye Alert, but many students, faculty and staff will receive the test message. It will have a header that reads "Presidential Alert" and text that says: “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.”
On Monday, October 1, a planned fire training exercise will occur near the former flower shop located at Kenny Road and Preston Avenue, just north of Lane Avenue. The Clinton Township Fire Department and other safety personnel will be on-site to perform the controlled burn training fire throughout the day. Safety is our top priority. Please anticipate heavy smoke coming from the area as well as possible lane closures, with two-way traffic maintained, along Kenny Road.
Ohio State's Department of Public Safety is now offering a new free safety app for students, faculty and staff.
The point of the Rave Guardian app is to protect students, faculty and staff with quicker alerts and safety notices. And users of the app can pick friends or family as a virtual guardian to follow them via GPS-tracking as they travel around campus.
Ohio State’s Department of Public Safety is now offering a new, free safety app for students, faculty and staff! Rave Guardian offers many benefits including faster delivery of Buckeye Alerts and safety notices via push-notifications. The app also allows you to select friends or family as a virtual guardian to follow you via GPS tracking, using a destination-based timer. Download today by searching “Rave Guardian” inside the Ohio State app.
Join The Ohio State University Police Division for multiple Bug Your Bike events in October. The program is free and will increase the chance of a lost or stolen bike to be found and returned. Bring your bike, fill out a form and OSUPD will install bugs to register your bike at the event. If you don’t have your bike, bring the make/model of your bike, serial number and approximate value to register.
The Ohio State University Police Division and several of its partners will be holding their Pedal With Police event on Thursday, September 20 from 6 p.m – 7:30 p.m. outside the RPAC at the McCorkle Pavilion. The event is geared toward educating the campus community on bike safety and theft prevention. Attendees can exchange their cable locks for free U-locks, while supplies last. The event will also have a limited number of free helmets and bike lights. Attendees can bring their bikes to receive a free tune-up from the OSU Bike Club and the Office of International Affairs will be...
We are sharing the below information on behalf of the Columbus Division of Police for a crime that occurred in the off-campus area.
On 9/8/18, at approximately 3:30 a.m., a crime was reported to law enforcement by two Ohio State students. The male and female students reported that they were walking off-campus around 3 a.m. when three unknown males approached them in the alley between W. 8th and W. 9th Avenues and Highland Street. One of the suspects pointed a gun and demanded money and cell phones. No injuries were reported and the...