The Ohio State University and Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security have partnered to make Buckeye Alerts more commonly available to the general public. Previously, signing up for Buckeye Alerts was limited mostly to students, faculty and staff of the university. Now community members can elect to receive the alerts via the ALERT Franklin County system, a county-wide mass notification and warning system for residents of Franklin County.
Non-Ohio State affiliates sign up for Buckeye Alerts at alertfranklincounty.org Ohio State affiliates are automatically registered if their cell phone is included in the university's Student Information...
The Ohio State University Police Division has a suspect in custody in relation to the June 23 incident that led to a Public Safety Notice.
David W. Canter was arrested and charged with kidnapping and rape. The Ohio State University Police Division would like to thank the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Columbus Division of Police for assisting in the timely identification and apprehension of Mr. Canter.
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 Buckeye Alert system test will occur on Wednesday, June 27. Students, faculty and staff will receive a text message that will be clearly identified as a test. The system also sends severe weather alerts to the entire university community with updates. For additional information and safety resources, including links to Ohio State's " Surviving an Active Shooter " video and a safety messaging toolkit, visit emergency.osu.edu .
On Tuesday, April 17, The Lantern published an article about The Ohio State University Police Division's Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) class . The course is designed to teach female participants self-defense tactics so they can be prepared if they ever find themselves in a threatening situation. The program is free to participants. Read The Lantern's article , which includes personal experiences shared by participants.
9-1-1, where is your emergency? Alex Bolt is one of those voices on the other end of emergency calls or public safety inquiries. Alex started within the Department of Public Safety at The Ohio State University as a student and now tells his story as a dispatcher in this month’s edition of A&People.
The Ohio State University Police Chief Craig Stone sat down with The Lantern to discuss how the campus community can help prevent and deter crimes of opportunity like theft.
“You never know who is watching you or who has an intent and sees a chance of committing a criminal act,” Stone told The Lantern.
OSUPD advises all students to look out for their fellow Buckeyes, and if they see something, say something. Report suspicious behavior to University Police (614-292-2121) or off-campus Columbus Police (614-645-4545). Please lock doors and windows and do not leave valuables unattended. It takes only...
A Buckeye Alert system test will occur on Wednesday (1/10). Students, faculty and staff will receive a text message that will be clearly identified as a test. The system also sends severe weather alerts to the entire university community for significant winter weather updates . For additional information and safety resources, including links to Ohio State's " Surviving an Active Shooter " video as well as a safety messaging toolkit, visit emergency.osu.edu .
The Columbus City Council recognized The Ohio State University Police Division and the Columbus Division of Police on Monday, Dec. 12, for their collaboration in defusing the act of violence on the Ohio State Columbus campus two weeks earlier.
Ohio State President Michael V. Drake, OSUPD Chief Craig Stone and Columbus Division of Police Chief Kim Jacobs accepted the Columbus City Council’s Resolution of Appreciation, which in part read:
WHEREAS, both departments worked quickly and diligently to make certain that no fatal injuries would occur; and
WHEREAS, when faced with adversity, the Columbus and Ohio...
We want to remind our campus community to prioritize safety during the holiday sea son. AAA projects that 48.7 million Americans will travel this week, so please take precautions on roadways and utilize the below tips before you depart:
Lock your doors and windows Disconnect electrical extensions Take items of value with you Record serial numbers of your devices Do not leave money, credit cards or ID in your home/room
For those celebrating on or near campus this year, our public safety team will have a visible presence as it remains a busy...
The OSUPD Community Police Academy is a free, four-week program designed to give eligible community members an idea of what it’s like to protect and serve on campus. The comprehensive instruction includes open discussion and scenario-based role playing and the course concludes with a ride-along. Read The Lantern 's article about the academy. Learn more about the Community Policy Academy .