Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Norma J. Walker. She was the first female police officer hired in the Department of Public Safety’s Police Division, in July 1962. She was heralded as the first female campus officer in the Big Ten and one of the first in the country. Here is a recent video of her reflecting on her accomplishments.
Thursday afternoon, witnesses reported a man with a concealed carry weapon on the Ohio State Mansfield campus. Police responded and located the man inside Conard Learning Center at 1650 University Drive. Initial reports indicate no threats were made.
Upon speaking with the individual, police determined he had a concealed carry permit, however, this does not allow him to be inside a campus building with the weapon. The gun was confiscated and he was taken into custody. There is no threat to the Mansfield campus community and information of the arrest was shared via Buckeye Alert.
The Ohio State University Department of Public Safety has become aware of accounts related to possible occurrences of criminal drugging at off-campus parties and bars. Details are limited but law enforcement wants to remind all Buckeyes to take precautions.
Party responsibly Do not ingest unsealed beverages Do not set drinks down or leave them unattended Report suspicious activity to police
Drugging another is a crime and is a serious offense. Anyone with information related to criminal acts should report them immediately by calling University Police at 614-292-2121 or Columbus Police at 614-645-4545.
February 12 Statement from The Ohio State University:
The university extends its deepest sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of Ohio State student Skylar Williams. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this terrible time, and our campus community is in mourning. Additional counseling and consultation services have been made available to members of the university community in need of support on our Mansfield campus. As always, students, faculty and...
FOX 8 Cleveland sat down with Chief Kimberly Spears-McNatt for the station's Black History Month segment. As the outlet reported, she may be soft spoken, but her record as a top law enforcer speaks volumes. "For me, it's just another day at the job."
Bundle up. The National Weather Service office in Wilmington, Ohio, is forecasting the coldest weather of the season Wednesday into Thursday.
So what does it mean for the Columbus or regional campuses at The Ohio State University? The answer isn’t as simple as a number.
Closings are rare. The Columbus campus has closed or canceled classes a total of 13 days since 1978.
The decision to close either the Columbus or regional campuses or cancel classes due to severe weather is made using guidelines that are, by design, very flexible. There is no absolute temperature, snowfall amount...
Franklin County residents, including those on Ohio State’s campus, can now send emergency text messages to 911 dispatchers. The Ohio State University joins public safety partners from throughout the county in supporting this new safety technology. However, officials urge everyone to reserve texting as a last resort.
“If a person has the choice between calling or texting 911 centers throughout Franklin County, please call if you can and text if you can’t,” said Franklin County Commissioner Marilyn Brown, who chairs the county-wide 911 Planning Committee. “Calling is better than texting because emergency dispatchers can get more immediate answers to...
The safety of our campus community is our top priority. Please remember to take precautions while traveling in winter weather.
Plan ahead and allow extra time. Check scheduled activities in advance to make sure there are no changes or cancellations. Dress appropriately for the weather (boots, hat, gloves). While walking, take it slow to avoid slipping. While driving, allow additional distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you. Know your route and pay special attention to changing and/or declining weather conditions.
Before snow and ice start to collect, the university treats campus roadways and sidewalks. Staff...
A packed house was in attendence at the Fawcett Center to see Kimberly Spears-McNatt sworn in as The Ohio State University Police Division's 11th chief on Thursday, January 10, 2019. She is the first female chief in OSUPD's history and is joined by new Deputy Chief Tracy Hahn. The duo are both Ohio State graduates with more than 50 years of combined law enforcement experience.
“These two women were hands-down the best candidates to assume their respective roles,” Monica Moll, director of public safety, told The Lantern.
The Ohio State University’s new chief of police, Kimberly Spears-McNatt, knows what it’s like to walk across campus as a new student in a new city.
Spears-McNatt grew up in Akron before heading to Ohio State for college. She lived in Canfield Hall, walked to classes, worked on campus and spent time connecting with the community.
“One thing I will always iterate is that I was once a student. So having that experience graduating from Ohio State, I understand what it’s like to walk across The Oval. I understand what it’s like to be in Ohio Union,” she...