The Safer Ohio School Tip Line is a free safety resource available to all Ohio schools. The tip line is an anonymous reporting system that accepts both calls and texts 24 hours a day.
This tip line allows students and adults to anonymously share information with school officials and law enforcement about threats to student safety—whether that involves a threatened mass incident or harm to a single student.
Things to report to the tip line include (but are not limited to):
· Bullying incidents;
· Withdrawn student behaviors;
· Verbal or written threats observed toward students, faculty or schools;
· Weapon/suspicious devices on or near school grounds;
· Gang related activities;
· Unusual/suspicious behavior of students or staff;
· Self-harm or suicidal sentiments; and
· Any other school safety related concerns.”
Every tip can remain anonymous. School safety analysts may ask for additional information, but the caller can remain secret or leave his or her contact information for later follow-up.
Calls or texts to 844-SaferOH (844-723-3764) are answered by analysts within Ohio Homeland Security. If action is needed, the analysts immediately forward information to local school officials, law enforcement agencies and the Ohio School Safety Center (OSSC) for action and follow up.
The OSSC partners with the Ohio Department of Education to follow up with affected school and law enforcement agencies to make sure that the incident is investigated, action is taken and resources and supports are provided when necessary.
To request Safer Ohio School Tip Line materials for your district, complete and submit the registration form located on the Ohio Department of Education website. Registration is not required for participation but will enable the OSSC to send you updates regarding the service as well as free promotional materials to distribute.
If you have already registered for this service and you would like to order more Tip Line posters and brochures, fill out the Order Additional Tip Line Materials Form.
Ohio School Safety Center Tip Cards
Ohio School Safety Center Tip Posters