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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."

In the News: Ohio State to host ESPN, FOX Sports, BTN

ABC6 interviewed OSUPD Chief Kimberly Spears-McNatt about game day safety in advance of this weekend's highly anticipated matchup of No. 2 Ohio State and No. 8 Penn State. Kickoff is set for Saturday at noon at Ohio Stadium.

As the outlet reported, three national television networks will be on campus this Saturday all at the same time for their pregame shows. Athletic Director, Gene Smith said it's a first.

"First time in history you have Fox The Big Noon Kickoff, ESPN and BTN here as well," Smith said.

In the News: Ohio State to receive public safety kits

The Lantern wrote about a new Franklin County program called CitizenAID which will allow 6,000 safety kits to be distributed among 15 counties in central Ohio starting in December. The safety kits will be provided in central Ohio — and at Ohio State — in order for citizens to be able to help first responders in an emergency situation.

In the News: Most on-campus pedestrian accidents occur on North Campus

According to a recent article by The Lantern, over the past five years at Ohio State 36 percent of all on-campus accidents involving pedestrians and vehicles occured along Woodruff Avenue.

Share the Road is an educational university initiative to promote traffic safety for all traffic types. The initiative emphasizes that all pedestrians and vehicle operators share the responsibility of safety when traveling on and around campus, and each semester, the university holds an educational event and places signs around campus to promote traffic safety.

In the News: Police departments collaborate for safety

The Lantern wrote about two intitiaves -- joint patrol and joint jursidiction -- that allow The Ohio State University Police Division and the Columbus Division of Police to work together and more quickly share crime-related information. Joint patrol involves one OSUPD and one CPD officer patrolling the immediate off-campus area on bikes, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.