9-1-1, where is your emergency? Alex Bolt is one of those voices on the other end of emergency calls or public safety inquiries. Alex started within the Department of Public Safety at The Ohio State University as a student and now tells his story as a dispatcher in this month’s edition of A&People.
The Ohio State University Police Chief Craig Stone sat down with The Lantern to discuss how the campus community can help prevent and deter crimes of opportunity like theft.
“You never know who is watching you or who has an intent and sees a chance of committing a criminal act,” Stone told The Lantern.
OSUPD advises all students to look out for their fellow Buckeyes, and if they see something, say something. Report suspicious behavior to University Police (614-292-2121) or off-campus Columbus Police (614-645-4545). Please lock doors and windows and do not leave valuables unattended. It takes only...
On Thursday, March 22, students at The Ohio State University hosted the third annual Voice Your Vision Police Dialogue at the Ohio Union. The event brings students and police officers together to discuss issues that have caused societal differences between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Members of The Ohio State University Police Division and the Columbus Police Department took part in the event.
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 2/2/18 at 6:42 p.m., the Columbus Division of Police was dispatched to a residence on Chittenden Avenue, east of N. High Street, on a report of an armed robbery/home invasion. Reports indicate that three suspects forced their way into the residence at gunpoint and stole property from multiple Ohio State students inside at the time. The three suspects then fled the scene in an unknown direction. No injuries were...
The Ohio State University Police Division 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 Wednesday, January 24, 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:
On January 16, 2018, The Lantern published an article that examined what steps the university takes in determining if closing for winter weather is appropriate.
"As winter weather continues, temperatures are beginning to drop and roads are getting slick from ice, causing Ohio State students — and perhaps staff and faculty — to hope for a snow day. But what does it actually take for the university to cancel classes for a day?
"In short, it’s complicated.
"The decision for the university to have a snow day is made using input from multiple groups...
A Buckeye Alert system test will occur on Wednesday (1/10). Students, faculty and staff will receive a text message that will be clearly identified as a test. The system also sends severe weather alerts to the entire university community for significant winter weather updates . For additional information and safety resources, including links to Ohio State's " Surviving an Active Shooter " video as well as a safety messaging toolkit, visit emergency.osu.edu .
We are sharing the below media release on behalf of the Columbus Division of Police for a crime that occurred in the off-campus area.
Incident Summary: The Columbus Division of Police needs the help of the community to locate a vehicle that is possibly involved with a sexual assault investigation. The crime occurred on December 9, 2017 at approximately 1:30 AM, in the area of West Lane Avenue and North High Street. A female student from The Ohio State University entered a vehicle she believed to be associated with a ride share service....
The Ohio State University Police Division promoted Joanna Shaul from officer to lieutenant effective Monday, November 27. Shaul has served as an officer with OSUPD since 2010 and had worked as a Student Safety Service officer, student dispatcher and a records manager with OSUPD. The Lantern featured Shaul in an article published on December 7 .