Ohio College & Universities: Campus Safety & Security

The Ohio Department of Higher Education's Office of Campus Safety and Security assists public and private Ohio institutions of higher education in their efforts to ensure the safety, welfare and security of their students, faculty, staff, visitors and property.

The Office develops, promotes and supports safety awareness, emergency response and communications plans, both within the campus and with the local community. It also ensures that safety and security prevention efforts are implemented and that mental health services are available on all campuses.

A Safer Campus
(2nd Edition, March 2016)

 

A Safer Campus

A guidebook on prevention and response to sexual and intimate partner violence and stalking for Ohio campuses.

Written and issued in partnership with: Office of the Attorney General - Crime Victims Section, Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence, Ohio Department of Higher Education, Ohio Department of Health - Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Prevention Program, Ohio Department of Public Safety - Office of Criminal Justice Services, Ohio Domestic Violence Network, and multi-disciplinary representatives of Ohio colleges, universities and community -based organizations. Nothing in this publication should be construed as providing legal advice. It is intended for educational and informational purposes only.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct annual safety and security summits for the state
  • Secure grant funding for campus safety (currently over $500,000)
  • Utilize federal preparedness funds, conducting readiness exercises on campus
  • Review campus safety plans annually

Accomplishments

  • National model for new Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence and Stalking program
  • Collaborated with the Department of Homeland Security to place campus assets in DHS’s ACAMS
  • Recognized by the Ohio Supreme Court for its efforts to get Crisis Intervention Team training to university law enforcement
  • National model for new “Campus Psychological First Aid” program
  • Provided 22 campuses with statewide interoperable communications radios

Task Force Reports from States & Associations

Papers, Reports, Articles & Testimony

Related Websites

Suggested Reading

The Ohio Campus Law Enforcement Association (OCLEA)