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Ohio State News Alert: University continues security enhancement efforts

New safety and security measures deployed

The Ohio State University continues to boost safety and security resources for the university community.

This weekend Ohio State is adding additional mobile lights and cameras throughout the University District, with a concentration of lights and cameras in and around Indianola and Chittenden avenues. Last week, President Kristina M. Johnson announced an additional $2 million per year over the next decade to enhance safety and security on and around campus. 

The additional investment is expected to be at least $20 million, and the total safety and security budget for the university and medical center will grow to nearly $35 million annually.

More resources are already being deployed:

  • Additional private security patrols are working throughout the University District.
  • Lyft Ride Smart is available from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m., and now includes the Short North Area along High Street.
  • Personal safety devices are available for pick up today on the South Oval from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. or students can reserve their devices to pick up from the Ohio Union by registering for a pickup time online. 
  • Stay Safe, Buckeyes is an online safety class available via BuckeyeLearn and on YouTube.

The additional funding and resources are part of a continuing effort to enhance safety in the university community. Visit the Department of Public Safety website for a comprehensive set of safety resources available at Ohio State.

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