Ohio State's Department of Public Safety is now offering a new free safety app for students, faculty and staff.
The point of the Rave Guardian app is to protect students, faculty and staff with quicker alerts and safety notices. And users of the app can pick friends or family as a virtual guardian to follow them via GPS-tracking as they travel around campus.
Kimberly Spears-McNatt is a Buckeye in every sense of the word. The former Ohio State student now leads The Ohio State University Police Division (OSUPD) as its Interim Chief.
“I was you, I was a student here, I lived in Canfield Hall: I do understand what it’s like to walk across the Oval,” Spears-McNatt told The Lantern in between conversations with students at the Ohio Union.
The Ohio State University and Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security have partnered to make Buckeye Alerts more commonly available to the general public. Previously, signing up for Buckeye Alerts was limited mostly to students, faculty and staff of the university. Now community members can elect to receive the alerts via the ALERT Franklin County system, a county-wide mass notification and warning system for residents of Franklin County.
Non-Ohio State affiliates sign up for Buckeye Alerts at alertfranklincounty.org Ohio State affiliates are automatically registered if their cell phone is included in the university's Student Information...
The Ohio State University Police Division has a suspect in custody in relation to the June 23 incident that led to a Public Safety Notice.
David W. Canter was arrested and charged with kidnapping and rape. The Ohio State University Police Division would like to thank the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Columbus Division of Police for assisting in the timely identification and apprehension of Mr. Canter.
The safety of our campus community remains our top priority, and anyone with information related to the case is encouraged to call OSUPD at 614-292-2121.
A Buckeye Alert system test will occur on Wednesday, June 27. Students, faculty and staff will receive a text message that will be clearly identified as a test. The system also sends severe weather alerts to the entire university community with updates. For additional information and safety resources, including links to Ohio State's " Surviving an Active Shooter " video and a safety messaging toolkit, visit emergency.osu.edu .
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...
A Buckeye Alert system test will occur on Wednesday (1/10). Students, faculty and staff will receive a text message that will be clearly identified as a test. The system also sends severe weather alerts to the entire university community for significant winter weather updates . For additional information and safety resources, including links to Ohio State's " Surviving an Active Shooter " video as well as a safety messaging toolkit, visit emergency.osu.edu .
The Columbus City Council recognized The Ohio State University Police Division and the Columbus Division of Police on Monday, Dec. 12, for their collaboration in defusing the act of violence on the Ohio State Columbus campus two weeks earlier.
Ohio State President Michael V. Drake, OSUPD Chief Craig Stone and Columbus Division of Police Chief Kim Jacobs accepted the Columbus City Council’s Resolution of Appreciation, which in part read:
WHEREAS, both departments worked quickly and diligently to make certain that no fatal injuries would occur; and
WHEREAS, when faced with adversity, the Columbus and Ohio...