In the News: Cameras monitor campus crime around the clock

The Lantern recently profiled The Ohio State University Department of Public Safety's survellience and 9-1-1 call center. According to the outlet, more than 3,000 cameras monitor the communities of all five Ohio State campuses, and the footage does not go unwatched. 

Behind the scenes, alarm and video monitors within Ohio State’s Department of Public Safety use cameras located across campus to keep an eye on the community at all times, the newspaper said.

Mohamad Hirsi, an alarm and video monitor, said that catching bike thieves is a big part of the job, but there are times when they call in a suspicious person for an officer to check on, and they later find out there was a warrant out for that person’s arrest. 

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