Public Safety Advisory Committee

Public Safety Advisory Committee

On July 27, 2020, Ohio State’s Department of Public Safety held its initial, introductory meeting of a newly created standing Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) composed of Ohio State students, faculty, and staff. All divisions within the Department of Public Safety consult with the committee, with the goal of obtaining their feedback and assistance in their work toward enhancing the safety and well-being of all members of our university community. The committee discusses a wide variety of topics, including the exploration of new programs, continuous operational improvement initiatives, safety notices, community outreach and engagement, training opportunities, crime trends, safety risks, crime prevention strategies, and compliance with best practices and regulations. The PSAC meets periodically throughout the spring and autumn semesters, no less than four times annually. After the introductory meeting, notes have been kept for each meeting. Click on the links below to see a summary of the discussions that have occurred to date on the Public Safety Advisory Committee. University community members are encouraged to contact any committee member, or Monica Moll, Director of Public Safety, with any questions or ideas.

 


MEMBERS 

Students

Teya LeBlanc-Hill
Residence Hall Advisory Council 
leblanc-hill.1@buckeyemail.osu.edu

Ben Walberg
Interprofessional Council
walberg.5@buckeyemail.osu.edu

Nicholas Messenger
President, Council of Graduate messenger.37@buckeyemail.osu.edu

Zaida Jenkins
Student Life Vice Chair, Undergraduate Student Government
jenkins1176@buckeyemail.osu.edu

Khalid Dada
Co-President, Muslim Student Association
dada.32@buckeyemail.osu.edu

Amina Basharat
Co-President, Muslim Student Association
basharat.3@buckeyemail.osu.edu

Faculty and Staff 

Yolanda Zepeda
Assistant Vice Provost, Office of Diversity and Inclusion
zepeda.3@osu.edu

Amy Young, LISW-S
Assistant Director, Training 
Counseling & Consultation Services
young.2532@osu.edu

Kelly Smith, JD 
Director, Student Conduct 
smith.4941@osu.edu

Dr. Qiana Smith
Interim Director, Residence Life
smith.11556@osu.edu

Marek T Greer, MD MPH FACOEM
Associate Clinical Professor, Medical Director of Occupational Medicine and Employee Health Services
Marek.Greer@osumc.edu

Holly Davis
University Staff Advisory Committee
Research Commons Public Services Coordinator
University Libraries 
davis.2345@osu.edu

Dr. Simone Drake
Hazel C. Youngberg Trustees Distinguished Professor, Department of English 
drake.194@osu.edu

Dr. Paul Bellair
Professor, Department of Sociology
Director of Criminal Justice Research Center
bellair.1@osu.edu

Dr. Townsand Price-Spratlen 
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology  
price-spratlen.1@osu.edu

Dr. Njeri Kagotho 
Associate Professor, ​College of Social Work 
kagotho.1@osu.edu

Dr. Jeffrey McKee 
Professor, Department of Anthropology 
mckee.95@osu.edu

Micah Berman, JD
Associate Professor, College of Public Health & Moritz College of Law
berman.31@osu.edu

Dr. Moetiz Samad
Associate Director - Inclusive Excellence, Department of Residence Life
samad.9@osu.edu

Department of Public Safety Divisional Representatives

Dr. Monica Moll
Director, Public Safety
moll.43@osu.edu

Kimberly Spears-McNatt
Chief of Police, Police Division
spears-mcnatt.1@osu.edu

Tracy Hahn
Deputy Chief of Police, Police Division
hahn.5@osu.edu

Adam Featherling
Staff Sergeant – Regional Campuses, Police Division
featherling.2@osu.edu

Doug McGrew
Director, Central Campus Security Services Division 
mcgrew.25@osu.edu

Mike Mandelkorn
Director, Wexner Medical Center Security Services Division 
michael.mandelkorn@osumc.edu

Bob Armstrong
Director, Emergency Management & Fire Prevention Division
armstrong.349@osu.edu

Satoru Persons
Director, Communications & Security Technology Division 
persons.4@osu.edu

Margaret Bussard
Manager, Administrative Services
bussard.16@osu.edu

Claudia Bonham 
Administrative Assistant
bonham.1@osu.edu

 


MEETING NOTES


SAFETY RESOURCES 

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RAVE GUARDIAN

Download the app by searching “Rave Guardian” inside the Ohio State app(link is external).

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LYFT RIDE SMART AT OHIO STATE

Lyft Ride Smart at Ohio State offers students discounted rides, inside the university-designated service area, from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.

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SAFETY NOTICES

Ohio State’s Department of Public Safety uses a variety of methods to communicate with the campus community. 

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HOME SAFETY

Remember to lock your windows and doors and pick up complimentary safety alarms and timers from the Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services office located in the Ohio Union. 

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ADD OSUPD TO YOUR CONTACTS

Add our non-emergency number 614-292-2121 to your contacts and always
dial 9-1-1 in case of emergencies.