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.
Ohio State has won awards of all kinds for its academic achievements and athletic accomplishments. In August, it added an Emmy to the list.
Ohio State’s Department of Public Safety and WOSU Public Media won a regional Emmy for their work on “Surviving an Active Aggressor,” which was produced in 2018.
The video was submitted to the Emmys Short Format Program category, which is just one of 100 categories to which WOSU could have submitted it. It competed against other videos submitted from the Ohio Valley Chapter, including those from Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and West...
Students heading back to class means tens of thousands of people are navigating their way around The Ohio State University Columbus campus. School officials are making traffic safety a top priority – whether it’s by car, scooter, bike or foot.
President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr presented The Ohio State University Police Division Officer Alan Horujko with the 2019 Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor at a White House ceremony on May 22.
Horujko took action to stop a violent car and knife attack on the Columbus campus in November 2016. The award for Horujko is the highest national award for valor presented to a public safety officer.
“Thanks to Alan, not a single innocent person died that day. Officer Horujko, we are forever grateful,” Trump said.
Following up on a recent feature by A&P Communications ( watch video ), The Lantern sat down with Ohio State dispatch supervisor Johnna Sells.
As the newspaper reported, w hile police officers and firefighters are often on the frontlines of an emergency, it’s 911 dispatchers who serve as the first point of contact when a person on campus is in trouble. And the role Sells serves at Ohio State reaches far beyond answering a call.
“There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t feel like I’m making a difference in the community,” she said....
In a dataset of University Police responses from Aug. 6, 2018, to Dec. 20, 2018, obtained by The Lantern , 17,671 dispatch entries of all police calls were analyzed, finding that University Police took an average of 3 minutes and 34 seconds to arrive on scene after being dispatched.
The outlet interviewed Captain David Rose who said 3 1/2 minutes is about what the police have found when analyzing the data themselves.
“That’s pretty consistent with what we’ve seen as well,” Rose said, who noted the police aim for around 4 minutes. “Four minutes or...
Taking the helm of the Ohio State University Police Department doesn’t allow much time to breathe. The number of events and people on campus week-to-week keeps the department on its toes and busy at all times. Read More .
The Ohio State University Police Division trains countless hours to be prepared for emergency situations such as an active attacker. This week, OSUPD assisted the College of Medicine at an emergency drill for medical students, residents and medical staff.
As Fox28 Columbus reported, medical students and residents became the simulated victims, and caregivers, all at once — while facing down a ficticious gunman shooting loud, blank rounds from a handgun.
"It's very different. You definitely feel the adrenaline running," second-year grad student Travis Sharkey told the news outlet.