The Ohio State University Police Division launched a body-worn camera program in December 2016 outfitting all campus police officers and first-line supervisors. OSUPD now has another tool to assist in evidence collection and to help law enforcement enhance safety.
“I think there’s a lot of things that we see as police officers that cannot be explained in words,” OSUPD Officer Joanna Shaul told The Lantern TV. “Pictures are worth a thousand words, and a video is worth millions.”
The full implementation follows OSUPD’s pilot program, launched in 2014, that included the use seven body-worn cameras. The new devices...
Ohio State Department of Public Safety’s Titilayo Mumuni has a special dedication to her work. Mumuni is a security officer for the Wexner Center for the Arts. To Mumuni, the Wexner Center isn't just a building to secure, it’s a place where she can display one of her passions.
Visually, the only constant is her badge and uniform, as Mumuni often adapts her hairstyle to the theme of the most current exhibition at the Wexner Center. For the Formal Education of Black Mountain College exhibit, Mumuni wore her hair long and free-flowing. For another exhibit, Mumuni wore beads in...
A Buckeye Alert system test will occur on Thursday (1/12). Students, faculty and staff on all Ohio State campuses will receive a text message that will be clearly identified as a test. Prior to the academic year, the Buckeye Alert System integrated new technology to enhance the timely sharing of safety information. In addition, the system sends severe weather alerts to the entire university community for tornado warnings. If a Buckeye Alert is issued, information will also be posted at emergency.osu.edu . More information about alert notices is available here .
The Columbus City Council recognized The Ohio State University Police Division and the Columbus Division of Police on Monday, Dec. 12, for their collaboration in defusing the act of violence on the Ohio State Columbus campus two weeks earlier.
Ohio State President Michael V. Drake, OSUPD Chief Craig Stone and Columbus Division of Police Chief Kim Jacobs accepted the Columbus City Council’s Resolution of Appreciation, which in part read:
WHEREAS, both departments worked quickly and diligently to make certain that no fatal injuries would occur; and
WHEREAS, when faced with adversity, the Columbus and Ohio...
Ohio State’s Department of Public Safety Central Campus Security Services division will debut new uniforms Monday, Dec. 5. University Police uniforms will not change. Campus security officers, like other divisions of Public Safety, including University Police, Student Safety Service and others, make safety a priority and it is important the campus community can easily identify safety personnel. Anyone needing assistance should call the Department of Public Safety’s main line at 614-292-2121 or dial 9-1-1 in emergencies.
The majority of the Central Campus Security Services division will migrate to this new uniform on December 5 ....
If your cell phone number is already in Employee Self Service (for faculty/staff) or BuckeyeLink (for students), then you are automatically registered for the Buckeye Alert text messaging system. Faculty, staff and students have the ability to register up to two additional cell phone numbers to receive text message notifications. These additional phone numbers can belong to parents, spouses or anyone else they wish to include in the text message notifications. To add/update your cell phone number and for more information, please read about alert notices .
The Ohio State University Police have confirmed that Officer Alan Horujko (Heh-ROOJ-Koe) shot and killed the suspect, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, Monday morning. Police continue to actively investigate with all law enforcement partners.
Officer Alan Horujko
- Age 28 - Hired as an Ohio State University Police officer on Jan. 11, 2015 - Delaware Area Career Center police certification (2013) - Ohio State graduate (2012), bachelor’s in security and intelligence - Began his career as a Student Safety Service officer (Aug. 22, 2010 – Jan. 5, 2012)
We want to remind our campus community to prioritize safety during the holiday sea son. AAA projects that 48.7 million Americans will travel this week, so please take precautions on roadways and utilize the below tips before you depart:
Lock your doors and windows Disconnect electrical extensions Take items of value with you Record serial numbers of your devices Do not leave money, credit cards or ID in your home/room
For those celebrating on or near campus this year, our public safety team will have a visible presence as it remains a busy...
Update: The Buckeye Alert system test originally scheduled for Tuesday, November 29 has been cancelled. As a reminder, the Buckeye Alert System has integrated technology to enhance the timely sharing of safety information. If a Buckeye Alert is issued, information also will be posted at emergency.osu.edu . More information about alert notices is available here .
As Ohio State student Maggie Gilbert explains, "The education I received at the Community Police Academy has added to my citizenship and understanding of the community, adding to my Ohio State education and making me a better member of society. This academy is an excellent addition to the wealth of resources provided to students by the university." Read Maggie's Letter to the Editor in the Lantern to learn more about her experience through the Community Police Academy and how she believe the academy reinforces the university motto "Education is for Citizenship."