Ohio’s Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 17-23. Ohio State's Emergency Management and Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security will participate in a statewide tornado drill on Wednesday, March 20, at 9:50 a.m. All are encouraged to participate and/or consider what to do during a tornado warning.
The Ohio State University Police Division (OSUPD) is committed to enhancing safety for the campus community. As a university agency, servicing a college campus that is home to nearly 100,000 students, faculty, staff and visitors, OSUPD has a uniquely tailored approach focusing on both safety and education.
On Tuesday, March 5, 2019 OSUPD honored a select group of officers that exemplify what it means to serve, protect and educate at Ohio State. Below is a full listing of the police division’s annual awards and honorees:
Officer of the Year Award – Officer DeRon McIntyre
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Norma J. Walker. She was the first female police officer hired in the Department of Public Safety’s Police Division, in July 1962. She was heralded as the first female campus officer in the Big Ten and one of the first in the country. Here is a recent video of her reflecting on her accomplishments.
Thursday afternoon, witnesses reported a man with a concealed carry weapon on the Ohio State Mansfield campus. Police responded and located the man inside Conard Learning Center at 1650 University Drive. Initial reports indicate no threats were made.
Upon speaking with the individual, police determined he had a concealed carry permit, however, this does not allow him to be inside a campus building with the weapon. The gun was confiscated and he was taken into custody. There is no threat to the Mansfield campus community and information of the arrest was shared via Buckeye Alert.
The Ohio State University Department of Public Safety has become aware of accounts related to possible occurrences of criminal drugging at off-campus parties and bars. Details are limited but law enforcement wants to remind all Buckeyes to take precautions.
Party responsibly Do not ingest unsealed beverages Do not set drinks down or leave them unattended Report suspicious activity to police
Drugging another is a crime and is a serious offense. Anyone with information related to criminal acts should report them immediately by calling University Police at 614-292-2121 or Columbus Police at 614-645-4545.
February 12 Statement from The Ohio State University:
The university extends its deepest sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of Ohio State student Skylar Williams. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this terrible time, and our campus community is in mourning. Additional counseling and consultation services have been made available to members of the university community in need of support on our Mansfield campus. As always, students, faculty and...
FOX 8 Cleveland sat down with Chief Kimberly Spears-McNatt for the station's Black History Month segment. As the outlet reported, she may be soft spoken, but her record as a top law enforcer speaks volumes. "For me, it's just another day at the job."
Bundle up. The National Weather Service office in Wilmington, Ohio, is forecasting the coldest weather of the season Wednesday into Thursday.
So what does it mean for the Columbus or regional campuses at The Ohio State University? The answer isn’t as simple as a number.
Closings are rare. The Columbus campus has closed or canceled classes a total of 13 days since 1978.
The decision to close either the Columbus or regional campuses or cancel classes due to severe weather is made using guidelines that are, by design, very flexible. There is no absolute temperature, snowfall amount...