View NBC4's story about OSUPD's first Community Police Academy, is open to current Ohio State students, faculty and staff. The course will teach participants about what it's like to protect and serve on campus. Participants will be trained on police policies, go on an officer ride-along and take part in scenarios.
The Ohio State University Police Division has named Kimberly Spears-McNatt its new deputy chief effective Friday, August 26. The former lieutenant is an Ohio State graduate and first joined OSUPD in 1994. In a corresponding move, Officer Brandon Yankanin has been promoted to lieutenant.
As classes begin for the autumn semester, there's a good chance you'll see Ohio State University Police Division officers riding around campus on bicycles. It's all part of an effort to get more officers out of their cruisers and closer to the campus community they serve. Watch 10TV's story about OSUPD bicycle patrols.
Safety Awareness Message (July 25, 2016) On 7/24/16, Columbus Police responded to two armed robberies in the off-campus area. Reports indicate that at approximately 2 a.m., three females were approached by two black males at W. 8th Avenue and Neil Avenue.
Craig Stone is the newest chief of The Ohio State University Police Division.
Stone’s appointment comes a little more than one year after he was initially hired to serve as the university’s deputy chief. Stone later served as acting police chief following the retirement of Paul Denton in June 2015.
“I have learned a lot in my first year as a Buckeye,” Stone said. “My No. 1 priority continues to be the safety of our campus community and I look forward to continuing the meaningful partnerships our police division has with Ohio State’s students, faculty and staff.”...
Members of The Ohio State University Police Division will participate in the annual Peace Officers Memorial ceremony on Friday, May 20 at 3 p.m. outside Blankenship Hall, which is named in memory of Officer Michael Blankenship. OSUPD will remember Officer Blankenship, who died in the line of duty in 1997. Respects will be paid to other officers who have lost their lives, and the officers who continue to serve the university community will also be recognized. The event will include remarks by OSUPD Acting Chief Craig Stone, playing of the bagpipes and a riderless horse.