A Buckeye Alert system test will occur on Wednesday, June 27. Students, faculty and staff will receive a text message that will be clearly identified as a test. The system also sends severe weather alerts to the entire university community with updates. For additional information and safety resources, including links to Ohio State's " Surviving an Active Shooter " video as well as a safety messaging toolkit, visit emergency.osu.edu .
As it does each and every year, The Ohio State University Police Division held its annual Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony to honor Officer Michael Blankenship and all other officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Blankenship is the only OSUPD officer to be killed in the line of duty. The division honors Blankenship each year during National Police Week in May. The most recent event was held Friday, May 18.
The Ohio State University Police Division will participate in the annual Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony on Friday, May 18, at 3 p.m. outside Blankenship Hall, the building named in honor of OSUPD Officer Michael Blankenship. OSUPD will remember Officer Blankenship, who died in the line of duty in 1997. Respects will be paid to other officers who have lost their lives and the officers who continue to serve the university community. The event coincides with National Police Week, which was proclaimed in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy.
The Ohio State University Police Chief Craig Stone has accepted a new position as Executive Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His last day with Ohio State will be June 12.
Since joining OSUPD in May 2015, Stone led a strong group of sworn police officers and civilian staff and oversaw many important initiatives with a focus on proactive policing and community engagement.
“Craig brought outstanding leadership, particularly during high profile incidents, as well as a passion for interacting with all facets of our campus community,” said Monica Moll,...
Update on 5/9/18 - This exercise has been rescheduled for June.
On Monday, May 14, a planned fire training exercise will occur at the former flower shop located at Kenny Road and Preston Avenue, just north of Lane Avenue. Safety is our top priority. The Clinton Township Fire Department and other safety personnel will be on-site to perform the controlled burn training fire throughout the day. Please anticipate heavy smoke coming from the area as well as possible lane closures, with two-way traffic maintained, along Kenny Road.
Officer Cassi Shaffer of The Ohio State University Police Division is always on the go. That’s the way she’s wired. Cassi serves on the OSUPD Crisis Action Team, she’s an assigned dignitary protection officer, and she spends a bit of time on the division’s bike patrol. On certain nights, she runs OSUPD’s Community Police Academy and Rape Aggression Defense courses, which often require her to participate in scenario-based role playing.
In the fall of 2016, her ability to continue in her role as an officer was suffering, causing her to question her future....
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 4/27/18, at approximately 6 a.m., a crime occurred at an off-campus residence located along Harley Drive, west of Olentangy River Road. Reports indicate that an unknown male committed burglary and sexual assault at the residence of a female student.
The suspect is described as an 18-to-25-year-old male standing 5’7” to 5’9” with a thin build. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a black jacket and...
On April 19, Lantern TV shared an interview with OSUPD Chief Craig Stone on its Lantern News Now broadcast. Chief Stone discussed a number of topics, including his passion for engaging with the campus community at The Ohio State University. Stone also reflected on how began in law enforcement. View the broadcast below.
Video of Lantern News Now: Exclusive interview with Chief Stone, study spots for finals
On Tuesday, April 17, The Lantern published an article about The Ohio State University Police Division's Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) class . The course is designed to teach female participants self-defense tactics so they can be prepared if they ever find themselves in a threatening situation. The program is free to participants. Click to read The Lantern's article , which includes personal experiences shared by participants.
9-1-1, where is your emergency? Alex Bolt is one of those voices on the other end of emergency calls or public safety inquiries. Alex started within the Department of Public Safety at The Ohio State University as a student and now tells his story as a dispatcher in this month’s edition of A&People.