According to Columbus Police records, nearly 200 residential burglaries were reported in the last year in off-campus areas populated by students. Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services is contributing to the safety and well-being of Ohio State students who commute to campus by providing door and window alarms and light timers.
Ohio State has won awards of all kinds for its academic achievements and athletic accomplishments. In August, it added an Emmy to the list.
Ohio State’s Department of Public Safety and WOSU Public Media won a regional Emmy for their work on “Surviving an Active Aggressor,” which was produced in 2018.
The video was submitted to the Emmys Short Format Program category, which is just one of 100 categories to which WOSU could have submitted it. It competed against other videos submitted from the Ohio Valley Chapter, including those from Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and West...
The safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors is our number one priority. The Ohio State University Police Division (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 runs through September 2. 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.
Students heading back to class means tens of thousands of people are navigating their way around The Ohio State University Columbus campus. School officials are making traffic safety a top priority – whether it’s by car, scooter, bike or foot.
Join The Ohio State University Police Division for multiple Bug Your Bike events in September and October. The program is free and will increase the chance of a lost or stolen bike to be found and returned. Bring your bike, fill out a form and OSUPD will install bugs to register your bike at the event. If you don’t have your bike, bring the make/model of your bike, serial number and approximate value to register.
September 4 and 18, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Buckeye Bike Hub.
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10TV reported on Friday that Ohio State is adding news locks to pool classrooms. To date, 400 locks have been installed with approximately 50 remaining.
“It does give them another layer of security,” director of Emergency Management Robery Armstrong told 10TV. If there is an active shooter on-campus, students and instructors now have the ability to lock the door to barricade it to keep themselves safe inside the classroom.
In the wake of the Dayton tragedy , The Lantern published an artice on active aggressor preparedness.
The Ohio State University spokesperson Dan Hedman told the outlet that the safety of Ohio State students is the university’s No. 1 priority, and several safety measures are employed in case of an active shooter on campus.
“The Ohio State University Police Division’s (OSUPD) officers undergo active shooter training on an annual basis, and our Special Response Team receives additional training for various emergency situations. We continually assess our practices and protocols to ensure we are following best practices,” Hedman said....
A Buckeye Alert system test will occur on Tuesday, August 27. Students, faculty and staff 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. Read more about alert notices .