The Right Beat: Officer Ari Ross

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 police encounters can go.

To read her full story, and experience a day in the life of Officer Ross, check out this month's edition of the Ohio State Alumni Magazine.

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