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.
The agencies responded collaboratively to multiple coordinated terrorist attacks with victims at multiple locations, including at the Newport Music Hall across High Street from the university’s Ohio Union.
“Our officers train countless hours to be prepared to respond to emergency situations,” said OSUPD...
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.
The safety of our campus community remains our top priority, and anyone with information related to the case is encouraged to call OSUPD at 614-292-2121.
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.
Grandview Heights and Upper Arlington police and fire also gave their praise by lining the John Herrick Bridge with their fire trucks and...
"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."
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.
The Lantern recently profiled The Ohio State University Department of Public Safety's survellience and 9-1-1 call center. According to the outlet, more than 3,000 cameras monitor the communities of all five Ohio State campuses, and the footage does not go unwatched.
Behind the scenes, alarm and video monitors within Ohio State’s Department of Public Safety use cameras located across campus to keep an eye on the community at all times, the newspaper said.
Mohamad Hirsi, an alarm and video monitor, said that catching bike thieves is a big part of the job, but there are...
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.
“Our police train countless hours to be prepared for emergency situations. We are supportive of the Franklin County CitizenAID safety kit initiative and any additional resources to enhance overall safety,” Hedman said.
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.
Dan Hedman, a university spokesperson, said the university advises everyone to share the road...
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.
“Things happen on our side, and we need to let CPD know, and things happen on the CPD side for OSUPD to know,” OSUPD Officer Scott Holbert said. “It is a great conduit for information-passing and to track crime trends...
Ohio State Division of Police and Columbus State police officers have been going through what officers say is essential training. This past week the officers have been looking at different threats and learning how to stop them.
The training they go through looks and sounds real, and that's the purpose, to put the officers through lifelike scenarios.