The Lantern recently featured Ohio State's new Safety Spotlight - a series of 10 videos focused on self-defense and overall safety resources.
“There are certain videos that are student specific,” university spokesperson Dan Hedman told the news outlet. “In general, a lot of these safety tips and techniques can be used or employed by anybody at the university.”
The article also mentions a new safety resources webpage, expanded hours for the Lyft Ride Smart at Ohio State program and free window and door alarms for off-campus students.
Advancing the task force's enhanced safety and education recommendations, the Department of Public Safety launched a new Safety Spotlight video series featuring resources available to the campus community. The 10-part series includes simple...
Use your hand and your voice to protect yourself from an attacker. OSUPD’s Officer Cassi Shaffer, one of Ohio State’s certified Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D) instructors, teaches a self-defense technique called “Hammer Fist” in this week’s Safety Spotlight. Watch the video to learn how to use your fist as an additional line of defense during an attack.
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 1/29/2021, at approximately 7:15 p.m., the Columbus Division of Police responded to the report of a stolen vehicle on 8th Avenue just west of High Street. The victim, a male Ohio State student, stated that he was getting out of his vehicle when he was approached by two suspects, a male and a female. Reports indicate that the male suspect displayed a handgun and that the suspects threw the victim’s backpack to the ground...
According to the National Weather Service, the Columbus, Newark and Wooster campuses could see between 4 to 6 inches of snow this weekend, while more than 6 inches of snow may fall on the Lima, Mansfield and Marion campuses. Rainfall may cut into snowfall totals in locations south of Columbus.
The heaviest snow accumulation is forecast to occur between midnight and 8 a.m. on Sunday. Please follow @OSU_EMFP on Twitter or check emergency.osu.edu for any updates.
This week, The Ohio State University Police Division released a 10-part video series called the Safety Spotlight. It's a new outreach method as police try to connect with the campus community despite remote working and learning limiting in-person interactions.
OSUPD Detective Cassandra Shaffer told NBC4 the videos have been popular accross campus: “Everybody from nurses in the medical center to students throughout campus have reached out to me, excited about the fact that we’re still trying to do things."
Never walk alone again. Download Rave Guardian, a free safety app for students, faculty and staff that can enhance safety as you travel to and from campus. In this week’s Safety Spotlight, OSUPD’s Lt. Marjorie Rizalvo shows users how to use the app to select friends or family to follow them virtually via GPS tracking as they travel.
Safety is the university’s top priority and Facilities Operations and Development (FOD), CampusParc, Transportation & Traffic Management (TTM) and the Department of Public Safety work together to offer services during the winter months to keep you safe. As snow and ice start to collect, FOD teams are dispatched to treat campus roadways and sidewalks. They remain on campus throughout the day and night treating and plowing as needed. CampusParc crews will also be on campus treating parking lots and garages, with garage rooftops remaining open, when possible. Learn more on the CampusParc website .
https://dps.osu.edu/prepare-for-winter-weather While customers may...
The Ohio State University's Department of Public Safety has launched a new Safety Spotlight video series featuring resources available to the campus community. In response to student feedback, the series also includes self-defense tactics normally taught in our Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) classes that were postponed because of COVID-19.
Please take a moment to watch the 10-part series, available online. You also can follow The Ohio State University Police Division on Twitter (@OSUPOLICE) and Facebook (@OSUPD) or through the @OhioStateAP Instagram account. Each week, we'll feature one of our 10 spotlight videos on social media...
Welcome back, Buckeyes. Ohio State's Department of Public Safety recognizes that safety has many different meanings and may include someone's physical security, their overall well-being, having a sense of belonging and more. With that in mind, we are unveiling an updated and more comprehensive safety resources webpage that includes apps, classes and other tools from across the university and nearby neighborhoods.
Our police and security officers are here to help, so please add our number to your phone. Report on-campus crimes or suspicious behavior to University Police (614-292-2121) and off-campus incidents to Columbus Police (614-645-4545) or...