WOSU Public Media interviews Ohio State Department of Public Safety Detective Cassi Shaffer in week 3 of the Community Police Academy, a 4-week program designed to raise awareness about what it’s like to protect and serve on campus. Read and listen to the full story on WOSU .
The OSUPD Community Police Academy is a free, four-week program designed to give eligible community members an idea of what it’s like to protect and serve on campus. The comprehensive instruction includes open discussion and scenario-based role playing and the course concludes with a ride-along. Click here to read the Lantern's article about the academy. Learn more about the Community Policy Academy .
A Buckeye Alert system test will occur on Mon. (10/3). Students, faculty and staff associated with the Columbus campus will receive a text message that will be clearly identified as a test. As a reminder, the Buckeye Alert System has 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 be posted at emergency.osu.edu . Read more about alert notices .
The Ohio State University Police Division has named Kimberly Spears-McNatt its new deputy chief effective Friday, August 26. The former lieutenant is an Ohio State graduate and first joined OSUPD in 1994. In a corresponding move, Officer Brandon Yankanin has been promoted to lieutenant.