The Ohio State University Division of Police officially announced the addition of five new officers with its pinning ceremony on Friday, July 27, at Blankenship Hall. The new officers are Sherwin Granger, Adam Featherling, Carlos Velez, Anthony Hamilton and Katie Ray. Each officer received their OSUPD badge in front of members of the division, family and the public. The pinning ceremony marks the end of three required weeks of classroom training and is the start of 12 to 14 weeks of field training. Pictured third is Interim Chief Kimberly Spears-McNatt.
The Ohio State University and Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security have partnered to make Buckeye Alerts more commonly available to the general public. Previously, signing up for Buckeye Alerts was limited mostly to students, faculty and staff of the university. Now community members can elect to receive the alerts via the ALERT Franklin County system, a county-wide mass notification and warning system for residents of Franklin County.
Non-Ohio State affiliates sign-up for Buckeye Alerts at: alertfranklincounty.org Ohio State affiliates are automatically registered if their cell phone is included in the university's Student Information System...
On Thursday, July 26 (alternate date July 30), a planned fire training exercise will occur at the former flower shop located at Kenny Road and Preston Avenue, just north of Lane Avenue. The Clinton Township Fire Department and other safety personnel will be on-site to perform the controlled burn training fire throughout the day. Safety is our top priority. Please anticipate heavy smoke coming from the area as well as possible lane closures, with two-way traffic maintained, along Kenny Road.
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 7/14/18 at approximately 5:25 a.m., an armed robbery occurred off-campus at the corner of E. 14th Ave. and N. Pearl St. The victim, who is an Ohio State affiliate, reported, while walking in the area of E. 14th Ave. and N. Pearl St., he was struck from behind by two unknown males and knocked to the ground. The victim reported that he believed both suspects were armed with handguns. The first suspect, described as a black...
K9s Leo and Lazar are two of the newest additions to The Ohio State University Police Division. Both K9s were added to the team in February 2018. Leo partners with Officer Kyle Yeager, while Lazar spends his days with Officer Steve Laman. NBC4 took time to meet the officers at Ohio Stadium. View the video story.
The Ohio State University Police Division has a suspect in custody in relation to the June 23 incident that led to a Public Safety Notice.
David W. Canter was arrested and charged with kidnapping and rape. The Ohio State University Police Division would like to thank the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Columbus Division of Police for assisting in the timely identification and apprehension of Mr. Canter.
The safety of our campus community remains our top priority and anyone with information related to the case is encouraged to call OSUPD at 614-292-2121.
A Buckeye Alert system test will occur on Wednesday, June 27. 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 with 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 .
As it does each year, The Ohio State University Police Division held its annual Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony during National Police Week to honor Officer Michael Blankenship and all other officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Blankenship is the only OSUPD officer to be killed in the line of duty. The most recent event was held Friday, May 18. Read more from The Lantern.
The Ohio State University Police Division will participate in the annual Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony on Friday, May 18, at 3 p.m. outside Blankenship Hall, the building named in honor of OSUPD Officer Michael Blankenship. OSUPD will remember Officer Blankenship, who died in the line of duty in 1997. Respects will be paid to other officers who have lost their lives and the officers who continue to serve the university community. The event coincides with National Police Week, which was proclaimed in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy.
The Ohio State University Police Chief Craig Stone has accepted a new position as Executive Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His last day with Ohio State will be June 12.
Since joining OSUPD in May 2015, Stone led a strong group of sworn police officers and civilian staff and oversaw many important initiatives with a focus on proactive policing and community engagement.
“Craig brought outstanding leadership, particularly during high profile incidents, as well as a passion for interacting with all facets of our campus community,” said Monica Moll,...