We are committed to your safety.

Otterbein Police Department

Location: 194 W. Main St.
Hours: Monday – Friday (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
614-823-1222 (24 hours)
Email: police@otterbein.edu

In Case of Emergency Dial 9-1-1

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 42 emergency telephones strategically located throughout campus. 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 are here for you!

Otterbein Police Chief Banaszak

Greetings From Chief Banaszak

Welcome to the Otterbein Police Department. Our motto is “Service First” please don’t hesitate to phone (614-823-1222) if we can be of service. We are the only office on campus working 24/7 every day. We look forward to getting to know you and provide service to make your stay as pleasant and safe and secure as possible. Let’s keep our campus safe with everyone participating in the “Community Approach to Safety.” Let’s take care of each other. Call 911 if life threatening emergencies exist. Maybe someone has had too much to drink and is extremely sick or unresponsive. Maybe a person has taken an illegal drug, or too much medication and they are in life threatening trouble. Maybe someone has been, or is about to be a victim of a violent crime. Maybe someone is depressed and considering harming themselves. Please, please, don’t ignore people in serious trouble, call and get help. This is Otterbein and we take care of each other.

– Larry Banaszak, Otterbein Chief

Emergency Phone Locations

To view the emergency phone locations, please visit our Campus Tour website, and select Emergency Call Boxes.