The Department of Public Safety abides by policies that promote university and OSU community values. Public safety personnel strive to follow an educational model, be responsive and non-escalatory, and be restorative, not punitive, whenever possible. We recognize that each person’s experience with public safety and law enforcement personnel differs. Officers, dispatchers, and administrative personnel engage with students and university employees in a manner that is proactive, helpful, respectful, professional, responsible, and willing to listen.

The DPS Policy Manual guides the conduct and operations of all public safety staff in fulfilling the department and university’s mission. All public safety employees are required to comply with these policies.