As the holiday season approaches, the likelihood of scams increases. Take extra precautions and be leery of phone calls, emails or other communications that seem strange. International students can also be the target of scams. Scams can happen at any time and to anyone. We ask all students, faculty and staff to report suspicious behavior to OSUPD by calling 614-292-2121.
Be sure to follow these tips to avoid common scams.
If it sounds to good to be true, it is.
NEVER give your SSN, passwords or pin numbers to an incoming call.
Safety is the university’s top priority and Facilities Operations and Development (FOD), CampusParc, Transportation & Traffic Management (TTM) and the Department of Public Safety work together to offer services during the winter months to keep you safe. As snow and ice start to collect, FOD teams are dispatched to treat campus roadways and sidewalks. They remain on campus throughout the day and night treating and plowing as needed. CampusParc crews will also be on campus treating parking lots and garages, with garage rooftops remaining open, when possible. Learn more on the CampusParc website .
“Education in the classroom, and in life, is core to the college experience,” said The Ohio State University Police Division Chief Kimberly Spears-McNatt. “Our police officers have a uniquely tailored approach that focuses on both safety and education.”
Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) teaches realistic self-defense tactics and techniques to women. Our fall 2019 classes will be held each Tuesday between October 15 through November 12 at the Lawrence Tower ballroom from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Participants must attend all dates listed per session. Registration opens on Monday, September 23 and remains open until the class is full. The program, offered by The Ohio State University Police Division, is free for all females in the community.
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...
The safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors is our number one priority. The Ohio State University Police Division (OSUPD) has joined thousands of other highway safety partners throughout the nation to participate in the National Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign that runs through September 2. During this time, OSUPD will have a visible presence on campus to crack down on drunk driving in an effort to enhance safety on our roads.
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.
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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