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.
Join The Ohio State University Police Division for multiple Bug Your Bike events in September and October. The program is free and will increase the chance of a lost or stolen bike to be found and returned. Bring your bike, fill out a form and OSUPD will install bugs to register your bike at the event. If you don’t have your bike, bring the make/model of your bike, serial number and approximate value to register.
September 4 and 18, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Buckeye Bike Hub.
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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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
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
WHEREAS, when faced with adversity, the Columbus and Ohio...