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Ohio State News Alert: Get to know Buckeye Block Watch

President Johnson discusses new off-campus safety program

In a new video message, Ohio State University President Kristina M. Johnson reiterated the latest safety offering to the off-campus area.

Johnson urged students and community members to get to know the members of Buckeye Block Watch, the program launched by the university this month.

Buckeye Block Watch is a group of people trained in how to deal with difficult situations and best practices, including mental health responses, first aid and CPR. They are not students, nor are they police officers. They work with both the Ohio State University Police Division and local law enforcement to promote safety in the neighborhoods off campus, offering resources and information while reporting suspicious activity.

This Saturday is the final home football game of the season, and Johnson reminded students to look out for each other and be respectful while cheering on the Buckeyes.

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