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Find resources and contacts from federal and local agencies in each state.

These state programs and contacts can be a resource to you as you build your school safety plan. The contacts are state emergency planners that can provide school safety expertise specific to each state.

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Ohio has many agency programs and contacts that can help your school build a school safety plan. Check out these resources as you develop your plan.

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Ohio School Safety Center

Ohio Department of Public Safety

The Ohio School Safety 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.


Ohio Department of Education

State Board of Education

The Ohio Department of Education oversees the state’s public education system, which includes public school districts, joint vocational school districts and charter schools.


Safer Ohio School Tip Line

Ohio School Safety Center

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.


Ohio Handle With Care

Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Hopewell Health Centers

Ohio Handle With Care (HWC) is a trauma-informed, cross-systems, collaborative program aimed at ensuring that children who are exposed to adverse events receive appropriate interventions and have opportunities to build resilience through positive relationships with teachers and first responders.


Threat Assessment Training

Ohio Attorney General's Office

Ohio School Threat Assessment Training is a combination of best practices from leading school-safety experts, including the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center. The Ohio guide helps schools team up with other community members, such as police officers and mental-health advocates, to prevent targeted violence and get help for troubled students.


School Facility Design

Ohio Facilities Construction Commission

The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission's School Security Resources supports a variety of design standards and technology initiatives to promote and improve safety and security in Ohio’s schools.


School Safety Grants

Ohio School Safety Center

The Ohio School Safety Center's school safety grants outlines federal and Ohio-based grant opportunities along with eligibility requirements. 


School Wellness Toolkit

Ohio Department of Education

The departments of Education, Mental Health and Addiction Services and Public Safety created a School Wellness Toolkit in response to heightened school mental health needs identified by educators, school administrators, community organizations, behavioral health providers and other stakeholders. The toolkit provides practical resources and tools to assist schools, districts and families in responding to the mental and behavioral health challenges amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. The resources are organized by audience to ensure teachers, school and district administrators, and families can access the information most relevant to their own needs.


Contact Information

State and Local

Contact the Ohio School Safety Center for any issues related to school safety. The OSSC can provide contact information for other state agency partners and programs.

1970 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43223

Contact OSROA regarding school resource officer requirements, association membership, and training opportunities. 

6277 Riverside Drive
Dublin OH,  43017

Contact the OSBA regarding school board association membership, events, and opportunities. 

8050 N. High St., Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43235

Contact ODE for more information related to school funding, administration, licensing, testing, and other school based resources.

25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Contact ODHE for more information related to degree programs, financial aid, and higher education resources.

25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Contact OMHAS for resources related to mental health community providers, suicide prevention, the Ohio Handle with Care program, and resources for schools, students, and parents.

30 East Broad Street, 36th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

Contact OSFM for code enforcement and school safety drill requirements.

8895 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

Contact the Ohio Attorney General's Office regarding virtual threat assessment training for schools and law enforcement and school safety training grants.

30 E. Broad St., 14th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215


Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
536 South Clark Street, 6th Floor
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 408-5500

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

2012 Ronald Reagan Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45236
(513) 421-4310
Covers 48 counties throughout central and southern Ohio

1501 Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 522-1400
Covers 40 counties in Ohio

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
233 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1300
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone Number:
(312) 353-5160
Fax Number:
(312) 353-4144


Ohio Statewide Terrorism Analysis and Crime Center (Primary) – 844-557-8222/ 877-647-4683

Greater Cincinnati Fusion Center; Cincinnati, OH (Recognized) – 513-263-8000

Northeast Ohio Regional Fusion Center; Cleveland, OH (Recognized) – 216-515-8477 / 877-515-8477