The Ohio State University's Community Police Academy is no longer the best kept secret on campus thanks to Lantern reporter Jasmine Hilton who participated in the four-week course earlier this month. In an article published March 21, Hilton summarized what to expect quoting fellow classmates like Kilea White, a second-year in criminology and criminal justice
“We’re learning the insight into the job and more technicalities that you wouldn’t see on television.” White told The Lantern. “It’s the things that you don’t always see out in public.”
The Community Police Academy offers Ohio State students and...
A packed house was in attendence at the Fawcett Center to see Kimberly Spears-McNatt sworn in as The Ohio State University Police Division's 11th chief on Thursday, January 10, 2019. She is the first female chief in OSUPD's history and is joined by new Deputy Chief Tracy Hahn. The duo are both Ohio State graduates with more than 50 years of combined law enforcement experience.
“These two women were hands-down the best candidates to assume their respective roles,” Monica Moll, director of public safety, told The Lantern.
Kimberly Spears-McNatt is a Buckeye in every sense of the word. The former Ohio State student now leads The Ohio State University Police Division (OSUPD) as its Interim Chief.
“I was you, I was a student here, I lived in Canfield Hall: I do understand what it’s like to walk across the Oval,” Spears-McNatt told The Lantern in between conversations with students at the Ohio Union.
The Central Campus Security Services division of Ohio State's Department of Public Safety has announced exemplary service for 2017-2018. Our congratulations to all who serve to help keep our campus safer.
Chad Smith, Security Officer of the Year – Chad Smith joined the Department of Public Safety’s Central Campus Security Services in March 2004 as a Security Officer, assigned to the Wexner Center for the Arts. Chad is now a Campus Protection Officer, a role that services the entire campus, and is one of the longest-serving officers in this role. Mr. Smith is a mentor for his peers...
The Ohio State University Division of Police officially announced the addition of five new officers with its pinning ceremony on Friday, July 27, at Blankenship Hall. The new officers are Sherwin Granger, Adam Featherling, Carlos Velez, Anthony Hamilton and Katie Ray. Each officer received their OSUPD badge in front of members of the division, family and the public. The pinning ceremony marks the end of three required weeks of classroom training and is the start of 12 to 14 weeks of field training. Pictured third is Interim Chief Kimberly Spears-McNatt.
K9s Leo and Lazar are two of the newest additions to The Ohio State University Police Division. Both K9s were added to the team in February 2018. Leo partners with Officer Kyle Yeager, while Lazar spends his days with Officer Steve Laman. NBC4 took time to meet the officers at Ohio Stadium. View the video story.
As it does each year, The Ohio State University Police Division held its annual Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony during National Police Week to honor Officer Michael Blankenship and all other officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Blankenship is the only OSUPD officer to be killed in the line of duty. The most recent event was held Friday, May 18. Read more from The Lantern.
The Ohio State University Police Chief Craig Stone has accepted a new position as Executive Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His last day with Ohio State will be June 12.
Since joining OSUPD in May 2015, Stone led a strong group of sworn police officers and civilian staff and oversaw many important initiatives with a focus on proactive policing and community engagement.
“Craig brought outstanding leadership, particularly during high profile incidents, as well as a passion for interacting with all facets of our campus community,” said Monica Moll,...
On April 19, Lantern TV shared an interview with OSUPD Chief Craig Stone on its Lantern News Now broadcast. Chief Stone discussed several topics, including his passion for engaging with the campus community at The Ohio State University. Stone also reflected on how began in law enforcement. View the broadcast below.
Video of Lantern News Now: Exclusive interview with Chief Stone, study spots for finals