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."
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 .