As classes begin for the autumn semester, there's a good chance you'll see Ohio State University Police Division officers riding around campus on bicycles. It's all part of an effort to get more officers out of their cruisers and closer to the campus community they serve. Watch 10TV's story about OSUPD bicycle patrols.
The Ohio State University Police Division (OSUPD) received its second accreditation award (first reaccreditation) from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). The national honor was announced Saturday during the 2016 CALEA Conference in Baltimore, Md.
Safety Awareness Message (July 25, 2016) On 7/24/16, Columbus Police responded to two armed robberies in the off-campus area. Reports indicate that at approximately 2 a.m., three females were approached by two black males at W. 8th Avenue and Neil Avenue.
Craig Stone is the newest chief of The Ohio State University Police Division.
Stone’s appointment comes a little more than one year after he was initially hired to serve as the university’s deputy chief. Stone later served as acting police chief following the retirement of Paul Denton in June 2015.
“I have learned a lot in my first year as a Buckeye,” Stone said. “My No. 1 priority continues to be the safety of our campus community and I look forward to continuing the meaningful partnerships our police division has with Ohio State’s students, faculty and staff.”...
Members of The Ohio State University Police Division will participate in the annual Peace Officers Memorial ceremony on Friday, May 20 at 3 p.m. outside Blankenship Hall, which is named in memory of 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 will also be recognized. The event will include remarks by OSUPD Acting Chief Craig Stone, playing of the bagpipes and a riderless horse.
The safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors to our campus is our highest priority. The Ohio State University Police Division (OSUPD), in partnership with the Ohio Department of Public Safety, will participate in the national Click It or Ticket campaign that runs May 23 to June 5. During this time, state and local law enforcement agencies, including OSUPD, will have a visible presence on campus to encourage and enforce seatbelt laws in an effort to promote safety and increased seatbelt usage.
Click here for more information on the national Click It or Ticket campaign....
The Department of Public Safety (DPS), Columbus Division of Police (CPD) and City of Columbus representatives took part in the Undergraduate Student Government’s Safety Town Hall April 12 in the Ohio Union . The panel discussion focused on a range of safety topics including Buckeye Alerts and the Student Safety Service Safe Ride program. Participants from DPS included OSUPD Acting Chief Craig Stone and Director of Emergency Management and Fire Prevention Bob Armstrong.
Armstrong explained to attendees the difference between Buckeye Alerts and Public Safety notices, and he emphasized that safety is the university’s top...
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Vernon Baisden, The Ohio State University Department of Public Safety Director and Assistant Vice President, will retire April 15, 2016, capping off a 15-year career at Ohio State.
“Ohio State has a very dedicated and professional police, security and emergency management staff,” Baisden said. “Our team works tirelessly every day to enhance the safety of the campus community, and I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to work alongside them for the last 15-plus years.”
Baisden has spent more than 30 years in the public safety profession and was hired by Ohio State on...