In the News: Police departments collaborate for safety

The Lantern wrote about two intitiaves -- joint patrol and joint jursidiction -- that allow The Ohio State University Police Division and the Columbus Division of Police to work together and more quickly share crime-related information. Joint patrol involves one OSUPD and one CPD officer patrolling the immediate off-campus area on bikes, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

“Things happen on our side, and we need to let CPD know, and things happen on the CPD side for OSUPD to know,” OSUPD Officer Scott Holbert said. “It is a great conduit for information-passing and to track crime trends on both sides, since we are in the middle of a major metropolitan area.”

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