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Your safety is our top priority. Ohio State’s Department of Public Safety offers many resources. Please browse the below to find tips and procedures for staying safe in various circumstances.

Trying to report a crime? Call 614-292-2121 or visit How to Report a Crime.

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Safety Enhancements Overview

The safety of the Ohio State community is the university’s highest priority. Ohio State is taking multiple measures to keep students, faculty and staff safe both on and off campus. University administrators meet with students and parents regularly to discuss safety, and the university welcomes their ongoing participation in this important conversation. Ohio State has increased the presence of police on campus by hiring and training additional Ohio State University Police Division officers – and worked with the Columbus Division of Police to increase patrols off campus. Safety enhancements include hiring nine Ohio State University Police Department officers since 2022, installing more than 60 license plate readers on campus and in the surrounding area and adding dozens of permanent LED light fixtures off-campus.

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Ohio State News recently highlighted OSUPD Detective Cassi Shaffer who presented at the second annual Department of Homeland Security's National Threat Evaluation and Reporting Program Office's Master Training Summit in Washington, D.C. 

The Ohio State University Police Division (OSUPD) welcomed Officer Erin Rainbolt to the division with a pinning ceremony on February 8, 2024.

Two Ohio State University Police Division lieutenants were recently celebrated for reaching a high level of professional accomplishments.