The Ohio State University Police Division (OSU Police) is seeking to renew its accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), Acting Chief of Police Craig Stone announced today. OSU Police first gained CALEA law enforcement accreditation in 2013 and is currently one of 73 university agencies in the country to officially meet CALEA’s best practices of law enforcement standards.
The voluntary process to gain accreditation, which is a highly prized recognition of public safety professional excellence, includes verification by the assessors that OSU Police meets the commission’s state-of-the-art standards. As such, a team of...
If you are planning spring break or other travel to a Zika-affected area , plan ahead to take proactive steps to keep yourself and others healthy. Ohio State, in partnership with Columbus Public Health and other local and state partners, is providing information and guidance for students, faculty and staff.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pregnant women should avoid travel to Zika-affected areas, or if travel cannot be avoided, they should contact their physician upon return to get tested for the virus. Women who are planning to become...
The Ohio State University is officially StormReady, according to the National Weather Service. The designation highlights Ohio State’s commitment to alerting the campus community about severe weather.
“The safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors is our number one priority,” said Jay Kasey, senior vice president for the Office of Administration and Planning. “We are proud to become one of four Ohio universities to meet the high standards set forth by the National Weather Service.”
To achieve the StormReady designation, communities or universities that apply must meet or exceed specific criteria based on population. The criteria involve having...
The Ohio State University Police Division swore in three new police officers during a ceremony on February 9. Officers Bruce Allen, Kyle Yeager and Chris Dzubak took the oath of office from Andraea Douglass, senior vice president in the Office of Human Resources.
Officer Allen graduated from Ohio State and previously worked as a trooper for the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Officer Dzubak was born and raised in Edison, New Jersey and received his bachelor’s degree from Misericordia University in Pennsylvania. He most recently worked as a security officer for U.S. Protection...
Emergency Management will conduct a test of the Buckeye Alert system on Wednesday (2/10). Students, faculty and staff associated with the Columbus campus will receive a text message that will be clearly identified as a test. Remember, Buckeye Alert also sends severe weather alerts to the entire university community for tornado warnings.
If a Buckeye Alert is issued, information will be posted on the campus status page.
More information about alert notices is available here .
It’s scary to think about, but an active shooter can strike any place, at any time. For this reason, The Ohio State University Department of Public Safety, in partnership with the Office of Student Life, has released a video called “Surviving an Active Shooter” to educate our campus community. Your safety is our number one priority so please take a moment to watch. http://go.osu.edu/active-shooter
Students, faculty, staff and visitors should always keep safety in mind when moving on and around campus. We all use multiple modes of transportation, whether walking, biking or driving and share the responsibility in assuring it’s done safely. For more information, visit sharetheroad.osu.edu .