The power is there in the palm of your hand. OSUPD’s Detective Cassi Shaffer, one of Ohio State’s certified Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D) instructors, teaches a self-defense technique called “Palm Strike” in this week’s Safety Spotlight. Watch the short video to learn how to use your palm as an additional line of defense during an attack.
As reported by NBC4, OSUPD is bringing back a free program called Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D) that teaches self-defense to women. COVID-19 prevented the university from hosting the class in 2020 but it returns this fall to add another safety resource.
Ohio State is a safe place. Located in the middle of a large city, however, crimes do still occur. If you become the victim of a crime, go to a safe place and report it to police by dialing 9-1-1. Take note of the suspect’s direction of travel and clothing. OSUPD’s Lt. Marjorie Rizalvo discusses these tips and more in this week’s brief Safety Spotlight video.
Lyft Ride Smart at Ohio State is expanding hours for a second time as Ohio State continues to offer safety enhancements on and off campus. Service will now start earlier each day, and run from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., seven days a week. The program offers eligible students discounted rides, inside the university-designated service area, including into the Short North. Sign up online.
The force of an elbow jab is powerful enough to fend off an attacker and allow you time to run to safety. OSUPD’s Officer Cassi Shaffer, one of Ohio State’s certified Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D) instructors, teaches a self-defense technique called “Front Elbow” in this week’s Safety Spotlight. Watch this short video to learn how to use your elbow as an additional line of defense during an attack.
Whether you live on or off campus, safety should always be a priority. Never let unknown persons into your home. On campus, prevent “tailgating” into residence halls by making sure individuals behind you use their own BuckID for entrance. In this week’s Safety Spotlight, OSUPD’s Lt. Marjorie Rizalvo discusses what you can do to add another layer of security to your home.
Serve your community by joining the Department of Public Safety as a Campus Service Officer. Earn up to $13/hour by performing in-vehicle safety patrols both on- and off-campus. Campus Service Officers add another layer to support police, Ohio State security, and other safety resources. Interested students should apply online.
On Wednesday, September 29, the university announced new offerings that provide students with additional tools and give parents and families more information about what’s happening around campus. These include:
Ohio State’s online student safety class has launched. Portable personal safety devices are now available to students. Ohio State News Alerts are now available to parents and families. The Office of Student Life has expanded the size and scope of the Community Ambassador program.
University Police will hold training sessions this fall in an effort to improve relationships between officers and students.
The free Community Police Academy (CPA) will take place Oct. 20 through Nov. 10 and give civilians a chance to work with law enforcement officers in a controlled training environment. The four-week program is open to students interested in a career in law enforcement and anyone curious about the inner workings of law enforcement.