The safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors is our number one priority. The Ohio State University Police Division (OSUPD) has joined thousands of other highway safety partners throughout the nation to participate in the National Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign that runs through September 2. During this time, OSUPD will have a visible presence on campus to crack down on drunk driving in an effort to enhance safety on our roads.
Students heading back to class means tens of thousands of people are navigating their way around The Ohio State University Columbus campus. School officials are making traffic safety a top priority – whether it’s by car, scooter, bike or foot.
Join The Ohio State University Police Division for multiple Bug Your Bike events in September and October. The program is free and will increase the chance of a lost or stolen bike to be found and returned. Bring your bike, fill out a form and OSUPD will install bugs to register your bike at the event. If you don’t have your bike, bring the make/model of your bike, serial number and approximate value to register.
September 4 and 18, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Buckeye Bike Hub.
The Ohio State University, the City of Columbus and...
10TV reported on Friday that Ohio State is adding news locks to pool classrooms. To date, 400 locks have been installed with approximately 50 remaining.
“It does give them another layer of security,” director of Emergency Management Robery Armstrong told 10TV. If there is an active shooter on-campus, students and instructors now have the ability to lock the door to barricade it to keep themselves safe inside the classroom.
In the wake of the Dayton tragedy , The Lantern published an artice on active aggressor preparedness.
The Ohio State University spokesperson Dan Hedman told the outlet that the safety of Ohio State students is the university’s No. 1 priority, and several safety measures are employed in case of an active shooter on campus.
“The Ohio State University Police Division’s (OSUPD) officers undergo active shooter training on an annual basis, and our Special Response Team receives additional training for various emergency situations. We continually assess our practices and protocols to ensure we are following best practices,” Hedman said....
A Buckeye Alert system test will occur on Tuesday, August 27. Students, faculty and staff will receive a text message that will be clearly identified as a test. If a Buckeye Alert is issued, information will also be posted at emergency.osu.edu . The system also sends severe weather alerts to the entire university community for tornado warnings. Read more about alert notices .
One of The Ohio State University's best safety resources received regional honors this week. The university's Surviving an Active Aggressor video ( watch ), produced in 2018, won an Ohio Valley Chapter Emmy award in the category of Short Format Program - Informational.
The award was one of six received by WOSU Public Media who produced the 9-minute educational video. OSUPD Officer Cassi Shaffer was among the award recipients for her role as the narrator. Fellow team members receiving the award included WOSU's Ben Bays, Diana Bergemann, Ryan Hitchcock and Gary Orr along with Ohio State Administration...
Students at The Ohio State University Columbus campus have a new late-night travel option. Lyft Ride Smart at Ohio State will launch August 1, and provides discounted rides between the hours of 9 p.m. and 3 a.m.
"This new service offering is a direct result of our work with the Undergraduate Student Government and adds a transportation option our students have been requesting for years," said Beth Snoke, director of Transportation and Traffic Management.
Lyft Ride Smart replaces the university's previous Safe Ride program after user demand outgrew service capacity.
We are sharing the below information on behalf of the Columbus Division of Police for a crime that occurred in the off-campus area.
Two incidents occurred off-campus during the early morning hours of Sunday, July 28. At approximately 4:30 a.m., a female not affiliated with Ohio State was sleeping in her vehicle behind a home on E. 16th Ave when an unknown male entered the car. She reported that he made sexual advances, demanding that the female remove her shirt. He then began touching her legs. She exited the vehicle and the man...