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Campus Life

Otterbein Police

We're committed to your safety.

Otterbein will be your home for four years, and the Otterbein Police Department will ensure that it is a safe home. We take a proactive and preventative approach to campus safety through educational programs, emergency management, and law enforcement. Our trained, certified, and commissioned police officers provide 24-hour patrols of the entire campus, including parking lots, residence halls, academic/administrative buildings, athletic facilities, and surrounding campus properties. We constantly monitor 40 emergency telephones strategically located throughout campus. They are marked with a yellow call box on a white pole, with a blue light on top of the pole and ring directly into our main office and portable radios carried by our officers. With the Service Department, we also inspect and service fire, alarm, and emergency equipment.

We maintain close relationships with the Westerville Division of Police (WPD), located just steps from campus; Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital, located less than a mile from campus; and various state and local law enforcement agencies. We also offer a variety of services, from security escorts to changing a flat tire. Call us whenever you need us—we’re here for you!

Clery Act & Crime Reporting

View the annual safety statistics.

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Crime Prevention Education

The Otterbein Police Department provides educational programming for crime prevention.

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Emergency Preparedness

These step-by-step instructions can help you handle emergency situations.

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Otterbein Police Services

Learn about our services.

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Newsletter & Crime Alerts

Read current and past issues of the Cardinal Safety Newsletters and Crime Alerts

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Employment Opportunities

Review Otterbein University Police Officer and Sergeant job descriptions, applicant information and current job postings.

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In Case of Emergency
Dial 9-1-1

Call (24 hours) 
p/ (614) 823-1222
e/ Police@Otterbein.edu
f/ (614) 823-1999

194 West Main St.
Westerville, OH 43081

Office Hours
Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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