OSUPD Chief Joins JewishColumbus Town Hall

The Ohio State University Police Division (OSUPD) Chief Kimberly Spears-McNatt was one of six panelists at Sunday’s JewishColumbus Law Enforcement Town Hall. The event took place at the Jewish Community Center in Columbus and focused on how law enforcement agencies, both separately and cooperatively, address antisemitic activity and crime. 

“Ohio State has not and will not tolerate hatred, intimidation or harassment of anyone based on their religious beliefs, nationality or identity,” Spears-McNatt said. “OSUPD works very closely with local, state and federal partners and participating with them on this panel was important as we continue to proactively engage our community.”

Spears-McNatt was joined on the panel by:

  • Chief Gary Lewis, Bexley Police 
  • Assistant Chief Gregory Bodker, Columbus Police 
  • Assistant Special Agent in Charge Zrinka Dilber, FBI 
  • Chief Greg Jones, New Albany Police 
  • Chief Kimberly Spears-McNatt, Ohio State University Police 
  • Chief Eric Grile, Worthington Police 

“The university actively monitors student events and demonstrations and takes appropriate action to address conduct and other behavior that violates university policy or the law,” Spears-McNatt said. 

For more about the university’s actions related to this topic, as well as support resources, including how to report threats to your personal safety or protected class discrimination, harassment or sexual misconduct, please see the Key Issues website.