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Donate to Toys for Tots by Dec. 6

Community members are encouraged to donate a new, unwrapped toy as part of The Ohio State University’s Department of Public Safety Toys for Tots. University public safety staff will be accepting donations on Friday, December 6, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. in front of Blankenship Hall. Items will be distributed to kids throughout Central Ohio via the United States Marines Toys for Tots program.

Donations also can be dropped off 24/7 prior to Friday, December 6, at Blankenship Hall.


Police Memorial to Honor Fallen Officers

The Ohio State University Police Division (OSUPD) will honor fallen officer Michael Blankenship as part of National Police Week. Blankenship was killed in the line of duty on Feb. 10, 1997. The public is invited to attend a Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony on Friday, May 17 at 3 p.m. outside Blankenship Hall. In addition to recognizing Officer Blankenship’s sacrifice, the ceremony will honor all officers killed in the line of duty.


Support Light Ohio Blue

Light Ohio Blue is a statewide campaign to show support to the law enforcement personnel who protect our communities in Central Ohio and throughout our great state. Show your support by witnessing a Law Enforcement Caravan on Wednesday (5/8). Police cruisers from local agencies will join OSUPD and travel through campus from 7:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Buckeyes are encouraged to gather along Woody Hayes Drive, north of Ohio Stadium. Please expect brief traffic delays. 

Learn more about Light Ohio Blue (May 8-16).

Events to Cause Major Traffic, Parking, Bus Impacts Through Week of 8/20

Multiple events occurring through the week of August 20 will result in roadway restrictions and closures, heavy traffic, travel and bus service delays and increased demand for parking across campus. Motorists should plan ahead, allow additional time and follow the directions of traffic officials. Upcoming events include:

OSUPD to hold Memorial Ceremony on Friday, May 18 at 3 p.m.

The Ohio State University Police Division will participate in the annual Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony on Friday, May 18, at 3 p.m. outside Blankenship Hall, the building named in honor of OSUPD Officer Michael Blankenship. OSUPD will remember Officer Blankenship, who died in the line of duty in 1997. Respects will be paid to other officers who have lost their lives and the officers who continue to serve the university community. The event coincides with National Police Week, which was proclaimed in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy.

In the News: Cassi Shaffer named Ohio State’s officer of the year

The Lantern recently published the story of The Ohio State University police officer Officer Cassi Shaffer and how her humble upbringing has led to a lifetime of service.

“As a child, we didn’t have a lot,” Shaffer told The Lantern. “So I learned the importance of helping other people when you can. I go out of my way to help people.”

Shaffer was honored as OSUPD's Officer of the Year during an award ceremony on January 24, 2018, and days later received a standing ovation during the Ohio State men's hockey game versus Michigan.

OSUPD Hands Out Annual Awards

The Ohio State University Police Division is committed to enhancing safety for the campus community. As a university agency, servicing a college campus that is home to nearly 100,000 students, faculty, staff and visitors, OSUPD has a uniquely tailored approach focusing on both safety and education.

On Wednesday, January 24, OSUPD honored a select group of officers that exemplify what it means to serve, protect and educate at Ohio State. Below is a full listing of the police division’s annual awards and honorees:

OSUPD Accepts Resolution of Appreciation

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

Medication Disposal

On Thursday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wilce Student Health Center Pharmacy will accept expired or unused over-the-counter or prescription medications for safe disposal. Read more.

Community Police Academy Featured on WOSU

WOSU Public Media interviews Ohio State Department of Public Safety Detective Cassi Shaffer in week 3 of the Community Police Academy, a 4-week program designed to raise awareness about what it’s like to protect and serve on campus. Read and listen to the full story on WOSU.