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In the News: Securing Your Home for Winter Break

As highlighted by The Lantern, The Ohio State University Department of Public Safety has some tips for students to safely secure their homes before traveling for the holidays. 

"Police recommend securing your campus residence for the days or weeks you'll be away," said Dan Hedman, director of marketing and communications for Administration and Planning. "Simple things like making sure doors and windows are locked and having outside lights on at night can help prevent crime." 

City of Ohio State Podcast Season 2 Ep. 5: Campus Safety with Monica Moll

Campus safety is the focus of the latest episode of the City of Ohio State podcast. Hear from Ohio State’s public safety director Monica Moll on how her team is out in full force to welcome students, faculty and staff of the fall semester.

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

Every year during the second week of April during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, we honor telecommunications personnel working in the public safety community.

New Distracted Driving Law Aims to Lower Crashes and Deaths

While texting and driving is very dangerous, it currently is a secondary offense meaning that if you’re texting and driving you can’t only get pulled over for that. Beginning April 4, that all changes with distracted driving getting promoted to a primary offense in the State of Ohio. If police see you texting and driving on, or after, April 4 they will have the discretion to pull drivers over for violations.

In the News: Surveillance Cameras at Parking Garages

As reported by NBC4i, new safety measures are in place on and around the campus of The Ohio State University.

Crews are in the process of installing surveillance cameras at the vehicle and pedestrian entrances and exits of every parking garage on campus.

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Police Make Arrests Related to Overnight Crime

The Ohio State University Police Division has two suspects in custody in relation to the January 22, 2022 stabbing incident that led to a series of three Buckeye Alert messages sent overnight.

Police and first responders conduct training in campus area

The Ohio State University Police Division and Department of Public Safety took part in a county-wide, large-scale response exercise on Saturday, Aug. 28. Hosted by Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security, the exercise brought together approximately 50 agencies in response to a set of fictitious scenarios playing out around Central Ohio.

Police Make Arrest

The Ohio State University Police Division has two suspects in custody in relation to the September 2, 2020 incident that led to a Public Safety Notice.

Jarylle S. Walker and Tereishia M. Finney were arrested and charged with felonious assault and assault. The Ohio State University Police Division would like to thank the Columbus Division of Police for assisting in the apprehension of the suspects.

Wexner Medical Center Front Line Staff Appreciation

A welcome surprise after a long day on the front lines. On a Wednesday evening in May, Wexner Medical Center staff were greeted by police, fire and medical personnel who lined the street to share their appreciation for all that our health care heroes are doing for patients and the community.

More than 10 cruisers, a medic and two Columbus fire engines parked by the sidewalk on the hill, just north of the Transit Hub. 

In the News: OSU's R.A.D. program teaches women self-defense

WBNS-TV attended The Ohio State University Police Division's Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) program Tuesday evening. The program teaches women realistic self-defense tactics and techniques.

"We don't need anyone's permission to defend ourselves," Det. Cassandra Shaffer, R.A.D. instructor, told the news outlet. "This class helps women flip that switch when necessary to defend themselves in various situations in life."