Columbus and Ohio State University police released a first draft of a jurisdictional agreement on Monday that could help the campus-area become safer.
According to the draft, Ohio State University Police would be able to make arrests outside of campus and charge violators for felonies and misdemeanors.
Students said that they hoped the agreement would cut down on crime, 10TV’s Justin Moss reported.
“It never really hits you until it happens to you,” said student Mike Bodner.
Bodner said that he came home Sunday morning to his campus-area house and knew something was not right.
“The front door was unlocked when I came back, and I knew for a fact that when we left the house Saturday night that both doors were locked,” Bodner said.
Thieves stole laptops and his friend’s car, Moss reported.
“My laptop wasn’t there and neither was either of my roommates, so that’s when we called police and filed a report,” Bodner said.
Bodner said that he hoped the proposed jurisdictional agreement would help reduce crime.
“It’s like an extra sense of security almost,” Bodner said.
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