Welcome back, Buckeyes. Safety has many different meanings, from physical security to a sense of belonging. At Ohio State, the Department of Public Safety and its police division are committed to supporting all students, faculty and staff. Ohio State’s police and security are here to help, and the university offers many resources to enhance your safety and well-being.
Every person plays a role in enhancing their own safety. This year, there are four areas we all should focus on:
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Personal Safety – Travel in groups when possible or use public...
Lyft Ride Smart at Ohio State offers eligible students discounted rides, inside the university-designated service area , from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. Each month, 10,000 discounted rides will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis with the average cost expected to be $1 to $2. Once the monthly allotment of 10,000 discounted rides is exhausted, Lyft’s normal service rates will apply for the remainder of the month.
We are sharing the below information on behalf of the Columbus Division of Police regarding a series of crimes that occurred in the off-campus area.
A series of crimes similar in nature occurred overnight, with all taking place off-campus between 10:25 p.m. and 2:20 a.m.
On 8/17/2021, at approximately 10:25 p.m., a carjacking occurred near Norwich and Indianola. Two suspects showed guns and stole a vehicle. The victim was able to exit the car and no injuries were reported. The victim was unaffiliated with the university, meaning not a student, faculty or staff member.
The Licking County Board of Health named OSUPD Staff Sergeant Adam Featherling as its 2021 Public Health Guardian Award recipient recognizing his hard work and dedication in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. Featherling received the award at the Board of Health meeting Tuesday evening.
Chad Brown, Licking County’s health commissioner, recognized Featherling for his help with coordinating and implementing their COVID vaccination clinics on Ohio State’s Newark campus. Brown credits Featherling for helping ensure successful clinics on campus that led to more than 35,000 people being vaccinated.
“Staff Sergeant Featherling was always available to answer questions...
The universirty issued an email to students, faculty and staff on August 17 outlining return-to-campus and safety details. Below is a summary of the safety information shared and the full email can be viewed online .
Stay Safe, Buckeyes
The Ohio State campus is a safe place, though it’s in the heart of a large, growing city and crime does occur. We also know that safety can mean many different things to many different people. Ohio State works 24/7 to enhance campus safety, and you can help by taking individual and collective action to help promote...
On 8/16/2021, at approximately 1:07 a.m., a male Ohio State student was robbed at gunpoint in the area of E. 16th Avenue and Waldeck Avenue, just east of Pearl Alley. The victim was walking west on 16th Avenue when a vehicle approached, the suspect got out and confronted him. The male suspect stole the victim’s cell phone before fleeing northbound in the vehicle. No injuries were reported, and Columbus Police are actively investigating.
Suspect details are limited but the vehicle he used to commit the crime is described as a white or silver four-door hatchback. Anyone with information related...
The Ohio State University Police Division is here to help. Please stop by and say hello when our officers hand out free coffee in the Ohio Union, August 23 through August 27.
Our goal is to interact with the campus community, hear safety concerns and answer questions. Officers will be handing out coffee and chatting with campus community members Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Aug 23-Aug. 27).
Our officers are committed to building relationships of trust – one cup of coffee at a...
We are sharing the below information on behalf of the Columbus Division of Police regarding a crime that occurred in the off-campus area.
On 8/7/2021, at approximately 2:30 a.m., three Ohio State police officers were on patrol near the Ohio Union garages when they heard gunshots fired across the street. The officers then witnessed a crowd that was gathered near High Street and 13th Avenue begin to run in different directions. Officers responded to search for the suspect and located one victim. The victim had been shot and was transported to the Wexner Medical Center. He is not...