Stories tagged with: Ohio University Police Department

OUPD to host eighth-annual Department Recognition Ceremony on Feb. 13

February 9, 2024 OUPD’s Department Recognition Ceremony is open to the public, and all are welcome to join the University community in celebrating OUPD's dedicated staff, storied history and ongoing commitment to safety, service and training.

‘The sky’s the limit’: Using Cine-VR to revolutionize law enforcement training

December 15, 2023 An interdisciplinary team at Ohio University is harnessing an explosion in emerging technology to tackle one of the nation’s most pressing problems: How can law enforcement trainers expose officers to potentially flammable, on-the-spot situations, so they can learn de-escalation techniques? An innovative and highly technical solution is being unveiled in perhaps the unlikeliest of places – the wooded hills of Southeast Ohio.

(Eagerly) reporting for duty: Meet OUPD's newest K9

November 2, 2023 Meet Marcy, OUPD's newest Explosives Detecting K9. Highly-trained and friendly, Marcy works campus events and travels across the region with her handler (and best friend), Officer Richard Drake.

Flying Bobcats assist local law enforcement in K-9 training

April 21, 2023 The members of The Flying Bobcats, Ohio University's flight team, were able to put their skills to test on the ground to assist law enforcement and their search dogs with recertification training.

Officer Dave Valentine retires from OUPD after 24 years

December 13, 2022 The Ohio University Police Department is announcing the retirement of Officer Dave Valentine after nearly 24 years of service to the Ohio University community.

OHIO shares reminder about available campus safety, training and notification tools

November 17, 2022 The safety and security of OHIO students and the campus community is our top priority. In light of the recent tragic events that have affected our peer institutions across the higher education landscape, we’d like to share information regarding the resources, programs and notification tools that are available to help keep our community safe, educated and informed.

OUPD announces retirement of Officer Woodyard, K9 Alex

September 27, 2022 The Ohio University Police Department is announcing the retirement of Officer Tim Woodyard after 22 years of service to the Ohio University community. K9 Alex will retire also and remain Woodyard’s family pet.

A ruff job: K9 team keeps OHIO safe

August 25, 2022 Ohio University students have a chance of running into two furry Ohio University Police Department (OUPD) officers who have their noses to the ground – Alex and Bach. 

OUPD announces retirement of records management specialist Tammy Hawk

August 24, 2022 The Ohio University Police Department is announcing the retirement of Tamara “Tammy” Hawk after 33 years of service to the Ohio University community.

OUPD announces the retirement of Det. Michael Swearingen

July 26, 2022 The Ohio University Police Department is announcing the retirement of Det. Michael Swearingen after 25 years of service to the Ohio University community.

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OUPD’s newest K9 team graduates from Explosive Detection Canine school

May 12, 2022 Ohio University Police Department’s (OUPD) newest K9 team graduated from Explosive Detection Canine (EDC) school last Friday, May 6.

Bobcat Safe App offers safety resources on Athens Campus

October 21, 2021 Bobcat Safe is a mobile app that promotes safety resources to the OHIO community and can be used by students, faculty and staff on the Athens campus.

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OUPD announces retirement of Lt. Eric Hoskinson

May 7, 2021 The Ohio University Police Department is announcing the retirement of Lt. Eric Hoskinson after over 25 years of service to the Ohio University community.

OHIO’s ‘Start By Believing: The Power of a Survivor-Centered Process’ documentary wins Telly Award

June 30, 2020 Ohio University’s “Start By Believing: The Power of a Survivor-Centered Process” documentary was the bronze winner in the general, non-broadcast category at the 2020 Telly Awards.

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April 9, 2020 Chase squirrels? Check. Eat snow? Check. Detect explosives? Check. It’s all in a day’s work for Alex, one of Ohio University Police Department’s (OUPD) explosive detection canines.