"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.
According to Columbus Police records, nearly 200 residential burglaries were reported in the last year in off-campus areas populated by students. Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services is contributing to the safety and well-being of Ohio State students who commute to campus by providing door and window alarms and light timers.