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Ohio State Officials Host Town-Hall Meeting To Talk Campus Safety

Ohio State University held a town-hall type meeting to discuss safety issues on campus, and how officials plan to address growing concerns going forward. Ohio State President Gordon Gee and Ohio State Police Chief Paul Denton met with dozens of students to talk about lighting in the off campus areas, mutual aid agreements with Columbus police and resources for students to stay safe on and off campus. Denton told attendees that school officials are talking with Columbus Police to establish joint jurisdiction for the off-campus area, and that some kind of agreement could be made within the next couple of months. Gee said that safety was the school's number one priority, and programs such as the Buckeye Block Watch and Student Safety Services are there to help students stay safe. These town-hall type meetings are a result of a spike in armed robberies and thefts Ohio State's campus last fall.