Taking the helm of the Ohio State University Police Department doesn’t allow much time to breathe. The number of events and people on campus week-to-week keeps the department on its toes and busy at all times. Read More .
The Ohio State University Police Division trains countless hours to be prepared for emergency situations such as an active attacker. This week, OSUPD assisted the College of Medicine at an emergency drill for medical students, residents and medical staff.
As Fox28 Columbus reported, medical students and residents became the simulated victims, and caregivers, all at once — while facing down a ficticious gunman shooting loud, blank rounds from a handgun.
"It's very different. You definitely feel the adrenaline running," second-year grad student Travis Sharkey told the news outlet.
The Ohio State University's Community Police Academy is no longer the best kept secret on campus thanks to Lantern reporter Jasmine Hilton who participated in the four-week course earlier this month. In an article published March 21, Hilton summarized what to expect quoting fellow classmates like Kilea White, a second-year in criminology and criminal justice
“We’re learning the insight into the job and more technicalities that you wouldn’t see on television.” White told The Lantern. “It’s the things that you don’t always see out in public.”
The Community Police Academy offers Ohio State students and...
Tornado sirens will sound across the Columbus and regional campuses of The Ohio State University Wednesday morning as a reminder of the state’s Severe Weather Awareness Week.
The annual statewide tornado drill is part of the effort to encourage Ohioans to learn what to do to protect themselves from spring and summer weather hazards, including home emergencies. That includes the campus community.
“The safety of our campus community is our No. 1 priority,” said Robert Armstrong, director of Emergency Management & Fire Prevention in the Department of Public Safety. “If a tornado is reported by the National Weather...
Ohio’s Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 17-23. Ohio State's Emergency Management and Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security will participate in a statewide tornado drill on Wednesday, March 20, at 9:50 a.m. All are encouraged to participate and/or consider what to do during a tornado warning.
The Ohio State University Police Division (OSUPD) 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 Tuesday, March 5, 2019 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:
Officer of the Year Award – Officer DeRon McIntyre
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Norma J. Walker. She was the first female police officer hired in the Department of Public Safety’s Police Division, in July 1962. She was heralded as the first female campus officer in the Big Ten and one of the first in the country. Here is a recent video of her reflecting on her accomplishments.
Thursday afternoon, witnesses reported a man with a concealed carry weapon on the Ohio State Mansfield campus. Police responded and located the man inside Conard Learning Center at 1650 University Drive. Initial reports indicate no threats were made.
Upon speaking with the individual, police determined he had a concealed carry permit, however, this does not allow him to be inside a campus building with the weapon. The gun was confiscated and he was taken into custody. There is no threat to the Mansfield campus community and information of the arrest was shared via Buckeye Alert.