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,...
Officer Cassi Shaffer of The Ohio State University Police Division is always on the go. That’s the way she’s wired. Cassi serves on the OSUPD Crisis Action Team, she’s an assigned dignitary protection officer, and she spends a bit of time on the division’s bike patrol. On certain nights, she runs OSUPD’s Community Police Academy and Rape Aggression Defense courses, which often require her to participate in scenario-based role playing.
In the fall of 2016, her ability to continue in her role as an officer was suffering, causing her to question her future....
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 4/27/18, at approximately 6 a.m., a crime occurred at an off-campus residence located along Harley Drive, west of Olentangy River Road. Reports indicate that an unknown male committed burglary and sexual assault at the residence of a female student.
The suspect is described as an 18- to 25-year-old male standing 5’7” to 5’9” with a thin build. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a black...
On April 19, Lantern TV shared an interview with OSUPD Chief Craig Stone on its Lantern News Now broadcast. Chief Stone discussed several topics, including his passion for engaging with the campus community at The Ohio State University. Stone also reflected on how began in law enforcement. View the broadcast below.
Video of Lantern News Now: Exclusive interview with Chief Stone, study spots for finals
On Tuesday, April 17, The Lantern published an article about The Ohio State University Police Division's Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) class . The course is designed to teach female participants self-defense tactics so they can be prepared if they ever find themselves in a threatening situation. The program is free to participants. Read The Lantern's article , which includes personal experiences shared by participants.
9-1-1, where is your emergency? Alex Bolt is one of those voices on the other end of emergency calls or public safety inquiries. Alex started within the Department of Public Safety at The Ohio State University as a student and now tells his story as a dispatcher in this month’s edition of A&People.
The Ohio State University Police Chief Craig Stone sat down with The Lantern to discuss how the campus community can help prevent and deter crimes of opportunity like theft.
“You never know who is watching you or who has an intent and sees a chance of committing a criminal act,” Stone told The Lantern.
OSUPD advises all students to look out for their fellow Buckeyes, and if they see something, say something. Report suspicious behavior to University Police (614-292-2121) or off-campus Columbus Police (614-645-4545). Please lock doors and windows and do not leave valuables unattended. It takes only...
On Thursday, March 22, students at The Ohio State University hosted the third annual Voice Your Vision Police Dialogue at the Ohio Union. The event brings students and police officers together to discuss issues that have caused societal differences between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Members of The Ohio State University Police Division and the Columbus Police Department took part in the event.