As reported by The Columbus Dispatch , The Ohio State University Police Divison has the area’s highest ratio of Black officers with seven of 59 (12%), including its chief. Kimberly Spears-McNatt became the agency's first female chief in January 2019.
Chief Spears-McNatt and Director Monica Moll co-authored a message of equality that condemned police violence in late May. OSUPD continues to prioritize diversity and inclusion.
We are appalled by what we witnessed this week in Minneapolis. What happened to George Floyd is wrong and unacceptable, and we grieve with his family and the community.
Equality means affording everyone the same protections, rights and opportunities.
At Ohio State, we take pride in building and maintaining relationships of trust. As law enforcement officers, we recognize that in order for the public to trust that police will do the right thing, we must perform our duties with integrity and compassion.
All police officers take the Oath of Office and promise to support the Constitution, protect...
The Buckeye Alert system test for the Columbus campus planned for June 5 has been rescheduled and will now occur on June 25. Regional campus tests will proceed, as scheduled. When tests occur, students, faculty and staff on impacted campuses will receive a text message that will be clearly identified as a test. If a Buckeye Alert is issued, information will also be posted at emergency.osu.edu . The system also sends severe weather alerts to the entire university community for tornado warnings. More information about alert notices is available here .
A welcome surprise after a long day on the front lines. On a Wednesday evening in May, Wexner Medical Center staff were greeted by police, fire and medical personnel who lined the street to share their appreciation for all that our health care heroes are doing for patients and the community.
More than 10 cruisers, a medic and two Columbus fire engines parked by the sidewalk on the hill, just north of the Transit Hub.
Grandview Heights and Upper Arlington police and fire also gave their praise by lining the John Herrick Bridge with their fire trucks and...
We are sharing the below information on behalf of the Columbus Division of Police for a crime that occurred in the off-campus area.
On 5/10/2020, at approximately 12:45 a.m., a male Ohio State student was walking in the area of Indianola and E. 18th avenues when he was attacked by three unknown males. Reports indicate that the suspects approached in a silver sedan. They exited the vehicle and began yelling and physically assaulted the victim. They then chased him toward the area of Indianola and 12th avenues. One of the suspects threatened that he had a gun, although...
The Ohio State University Police Division (OSUPD) is seeking to renew its accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®) by verifying it meets professional standards.
As administrators of the accreditation process, CALEA requires agencies to comply with the best and most current police policies, procedures, and practices. OSU Police first gained CALEA law enforcement accreditation in 2013 and is currently one of 77 university agencies in the country to meet CALEA’s best practices of law enforcement standards.
The voluntary process to gain accreditation will look a little different this year as it will...
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University Police Division (OSUPD) is seeking to renew its accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®). OSUPD first gained CALEA law enforcement accreditation in 2013 and is currently one of 77 university agencies in the country to officially meet CALEA’s best practices of law enforcement standards.
“The safety of our campus community is our number one priority,” said OSUPD Chief Kimberly Spears-McNatt. “CALEA accreditation reaffirms our commitment building and maintaining trust with the community we serve through promising to uphold nationally recognized standards.”
"We don't need anyone's permission to defend ourselves," Det. Cassandra Shaffer, R.A.D. instructor, told the news outlet. "This class helps women flip that switch when necessary to defend themselves in various situations in life."
The Ohio State University Police Division has shared new information through Central Ohio Crime Stoppers regarding a felonious assault case that occured on Sunday, January 5. Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of the person(s) responsible for this crime.