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DeWine Takes the Lead: On August 21, 2019, Governor Mike DeWine signed Executive Order 2019-21D creating the Ohio School Safety Center within Ohio Homeland Security. The Center is responsible for assisting local schools and law enforcement with preventing, preparing for, and responding to threats and acts of violence, including self-harm, through a holistic, solutions-based approach to improving school safety.
School Security Funding: On July 18, 2019, Governor Mike DeWine signed into effect Ohio’s general operating budget (Am. Sub. House Bill 166) which allocated $300,000 per fiscal year toward the promotion of the Ohio School Safety Center Tip Line, informational materials to enhance awareness and utilization of the Tip Line, as well as analytic tools to proactively alert local officials to school security threats.
Ohio’s First Annual School Safety Summit: The Ohio School Safety Center will be hosting the first annual School Safety Summit June 10-12 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The Summit will provide an opportunity for diverse school safety, public safety, and mental health professionals to share best practices, trainings, and resources to schools and community leaders across the state. To find out more, click here.
NEW grant opportunities are available for Pre-K-12 schools, higher education, and first responders related to improving student safety. To learn more about these opportunities, visit our school safety grants page click here.

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Welcome to the Ohio School Safety Center

On August 21, 2019, Governor Mike DeWine signed Executive Order 2019-21D creating the Ohio School Safety Center within Ohio Homeland Security. The Center is responsible for assisting local schools and law enforcement with preventing, preparing for, and responding to threats and acts of violence, including self-harm, through a holistic, solutions-based approach to improving school safety.

To learn more about the work of the Ohio School Safety Center, click here.

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