The Ohio State University Police Division (OSUPD) received its third accreditation award from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). The national honor was announced in August.
OSUPD is one of approximately 80 university agencies in the country to meet CALEA’s best practices of law enforcement standards.
“As a university agency, we have a uniquely tailored approach focusing on both safety and education,” said OSUPD's Chief Kimberly Spears-McNatt. “CALEA accreditation reconfirms our commitment to following best practices and working to achieve the highest standards in law enforcement.”
OSUPD first earned CALEA accreditation in 2013. Applying...
The safety of the campus community is The Ohio State University’s top priority. Buckeye Alerts are one important tool to enhance the safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors.
The alerts, issued by the Department of Public Safety, let community members know when it has been determined that they need to take immediate action to remain safe.
“Buckeye Alerts are one of many tools in our safety tool kit,” said Monica Moll, director of public safety. “They are a critical part of Ohio State’s commitment to the safety of students, faculty and staff.”
Students are responding to an offer from The Ohio State University to increase their home security in the campus area.
The Office of Student Life’s Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services supports off-campus students with free safety devices, including window and door alarms and light timers. An email reminder to students this weekend garnered more than 500 requests for the service.
On Thursday, October 15, President Kristina M. Johnson announced the establishment of the University Task Force on Community Safety and Well-Being to review safety issues on campus and in neighborhoods near the university. As university, law enforcement and community leaders come together to enhance the safety and well-being of our campus community, the university wants to remind students, faculty and staff of safety guidance and available resources.
With the start of the fall season, the days are getting darker much earlier. This week, university public safety officials are reminding students of some of the tools available to students to help keep them safe.
The Rave Guardian app allows students, faculty and staff to select friends or family as a virtual guardian to follow them via GPS tracking, using a destination-based timer. It’s a way to keep a virtual eye on loved ones as they travel.
Public safety officials at The Ohio State University are reminding students of some of the services available to make them safer on and off campus.
For a little more than a year, Ohio State has offered Lyft Ride Smart to eligible students to make a trip in the campus area safer after hours. The service offers discounted rides, inside the university-designated service area , from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Kristina M. Johnson, president of The Ohio State University, announced today the establishment of a task force to review safety issues on campus and in neighborhoods near the university -- and to identify, implement and advocate for additional approaches that address violence, crime, and high-risk activities and behaviors.
The University Task Force on Community Safety and Well-Being will deliver its initial report prior to the Thanksgiving holiday next month. The task force will continue its work throughout the year and will remain a standing task force of the university.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Students and parents continue to worry after Ohio State University student, Chase Meola was shot and killed at an off campus party last weekend. Officers are now working to correct misinformation they say is spreading through the community.
"We understand peoples' fear in all of this," Columbus Police Sgt. James Fuqua said. "There has been no credible proof of any kind of gang activity whatsoever. There has been no credible information on any type of retaliation against anyone. We believe this is an isolated incident."
The following is an update on the tragic crime that occurred Sunday resulting in the shooting death of Ohio State student Chase Meola. We join everyone in our community in extending our deep condolences and support to his family and loved ones.
There are some rumors and misinformation that have been circulating by word of mouth and on social media regarding this matter. The information I am sharing today is what has been actually verified by the Columbus Division of Police, which is the investigative agency for this crime because it occurred in its...
This is an update from the Buckeye Alerts that were sent this morning.
The following information was provided by the Columbus Division of Police: On 10/11/2020, at approximately 2:09 a.m., Columbus Police responded to a report of a shooting in an alley in the 100 block of 14th Avenue. Officers arrived to find a victim with a gunshot wound, who was pronounced deceased at the scene. Reports indicate that individuals were asked to leave a house party in the area, and an altercation occurred outside. The Columbus Division of Police (CPD) is investigating the incident and is questioning...