A Buckeye Alert system test will occur on Thursday (9/7). Students, faculty and staff will receive a text message that will be clearly identified as a test. The system also sends severe weather alerts to the entire university community for tornado warnings. For additional information and safety resources, including links to Ohio State's "Surviving an Active Shooter" video as well as a safety messaging toolkit, visit emergency.osu.edu .
The safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors is our number-one priority. The Ohio State University Division of Police (OSUPD) has joined thousands of other highway safety partners throughout the nation to participate in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign that will run from August 18 through September 3. During this time, OSUPD will have a visible presence on campus to crack down on drunk driving in an effort to enhance safety on our roads.
There are several ways to get home safely instead of driving drunk:
Use non-university ride-share programs Call a taxi...
The Ohio State University Division of Police officially announced the addition of six new officers with its pinning ceremony on Friday, July 28 at Blankenship Hall. The new officers are Brandon Cruz, Cole Cooper, Aaron Patterson, Dustin Collier, Seth Cooper and Joseph Donofrio. As is tradition with the ceremony, each officer had a family member or significant other pin their OSUPD badge on their uniform. OSUPD Chief Craig Stone announced that the university had approved the addition of four new officers in the future.
We are sharing this news on behalf of the Columbus Division of Police for a crime that occurred in the off-campus area. The below is a media advisory released by CPD. Any information regarding the incident should be shared directly with CPD.
On July 16, 2017, at approximately 11:35 p.m., Columbus Police officers were called to 165 E. 11th Avenue on the report of gunshots and of people yelling that someone had been shot. Upon arrival, officers did locate a shooting victim in the common area of the apartment building, later identified as...
The Department of Public Safety’s Student Safety Service has a new look. Starting Monday, July 17, Student Safety Service employees will now be wearing scarlet shirts. The team previously wore white uniforms, but decided an update was necessary. Student Safety Service offers Safe Rides to students, faculty and staff from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m., seven days a week. To schedule a Safe Ride, call 614-292-3322.
Three police recruits of The Ohio State University Police Division officially graduated as part of the 127th recruit class of the Columbus Police Training Academy. OSUPD recruits Aaron Patterson, Seth Cooper and Cole Cooper first received their badges as part of the Badge Presentation Ceremony on Thursday, July 6. Then the three took part in their graduation ceremony on Friday, July 7 with the rest of their graduating class, which included recruits from several area police departments. The recruits underwent 29 weeks of training, beginning on December 19, 2016.
The Ohio State University Police Division and Officer Alan Horujko were presented with resolutions from the Ohio House and Ohio Senate for Horujko's act of heroism in response to the attack on Ohio State's campus on November 28, 2016. Horujko accepted the honors with OSUPD Chief Craig Stone at the Statehouse on June 21.
Horujko also accepted the Steven Michael Smith Award for Valor by the Ohio Tactical Officers Association on June 7. The award is presented each year to the person, persons, or team who distinguish oneself or themselves through valorous actions during a life threatening action....
A Buckeye Alert system test will occur on Monday (6/26). Students, faculty and staff will receive a text message that will be clearly identified as a test. The system also sends severe weather alerts to the entire university community for tornado warnings. For additional information and safety resources, including links to Ohio State's "Surviving an Active Shooter" video as well as a safety messaging toolkit, visit emergency.osu.edu .
On Saturday night and Sunday night, June 10 and 11, Student Safety Service's Safe Ride program will only be in service from midnight-to-3 a.m. Starting Monday, June 12, Safe Rides will go back to their normal operating hours of 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Safe Rides are available to students, faculty and staff of The Ohio State University. Safe Rides can be scheduled by appointment by calling 614-292-3322. Learn more about Safe Rides.
Video of OSUPD holds annual Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony The Ohio State Police Division honored Officer Michael Blankenship with its annual Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony on Friday, May 19 at Blankenship Hall. Blankenship was killed in the line of duty as an OSUPD officer in 1997. The ceremony is held every year during National Police Week to pay tribute to Blankenship and all law enforcement officers who make the ultimate sacrifice.
“This is important to all officers to continue year after year because it’s a constant reminder of what could happen and the sacrifices you are being asked...