Ohio State is launching a new program as part of a holistic approach to safety and security resources for students, staff, faculty and visitors.
This week marks the start of Buckeye Block Watch, which promotes a safe and welcoming University District.
Members of Buckeye Block Watch will patrol the off-campus community and offer resources and information while reporting suspicious activity. They are not sworn law enforcement officers and will not have arrest powers or carry firearms. These Buckeye Block Watch patrols are separate and distinct from the Ohio State University Police Division, Columbus Division of Police, and the non-sworn security patrols Ohio State has in place using Campus Service Officers or private security firms. They will act as eyes and ears for safety concerns.