OSUPD Honors Officer and Supervisor of the Year

The Ohio State University Police Division (OSUPD) is committed to the safety and security of the campus community. As a university agency, servicing a college campus that is home to nearly 100,000 students, faculty, staff and visitors, OSUPD has a uniquely tailored approach aimed at reducing crime through education, prevention and community policing.

OSUPD honored two officers who exemplify what it means to protect, serve and support the university. 

Officer of the Year Award – Officer Doug Welker

Officer Doug Welker over the last year has saved lives through his Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) and first aid skills. He received the Medal of Valor after responding to the report of a shooting and providing aid to the victim. Doug received the State of Ohio’s Crisis Intervention Team Committee’s Officer of the Year. Officer Welker also has volunteered to be part of the diversity training team for the police division. He is calm under pressure and very deserving of this award!

Supervisor of the Year Award - Lieutenant Alan Horujko

Lieutenant Alan Horujko acted as both the Administrative and Patrol Lieutenant for much of 2021 taking on additional responsibility. Horujko regularly responds with his shift to calls for service and stays calm and professional during stressful situations. He works well with his Columbus Division of Police counterparts and has helped to grow the positive relationship between the two police agencies. Horujko is always looking for ways to improve how things are done and make officers’ jobs more efficient.