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CANCELLED: Due to the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the Ohio School Safety Center has made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel this year’s Ohio School Safety Summit, scheduled for June 10-12, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. For more information click here.
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.
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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**IMPORTANT** Ohio Homeland Security offices are still open. As of March 16th, 2020, we will be operating at minimal staffing levels. We apologize for any delay in responses during this time.

 

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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