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...
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. Read The Lantern 's article about the academy. Learn more about the Community Policy Academy .
View NBC4's story about OSUPD's first Community Police Academy, is open to current Ohio State students, faculty and staff. The course will teach participants about what it's like to protect and serve on campus. Participants will be trained on police policies, go on an officer ride-along and take part in scenarios.
The Ohio State University Police Division has named Kimberly Spears-McNatt its new deputy chief effective Friday, August 26. The former lieutenant is an Ohio State graduate and first joined OSUPD in 1994. In a corresponding move, Officer Brandon Yankanin has been promoted to lieutenant.
As classes begin for the autumn semester, there's a good chance you'll see Ohio State University Police Division officers riding around campus on bicycles. It's all part of an effort to get more officers out of their cruisers and closer to the campus community they serve. Watch 10TV's story about OSUPD bicycle patrols.
Safety Awareness Message (July 25, 2016) On 7/24/16, Columbus Police responded to two armed robberies in the off-campus area. Reports indicate that at approximately 2 a.m., three females were approached by two black males at W. 8th Avenue and Neil Avenue.