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Ohio School Safety Center
Ohio School Safety Center

Ohio Homeland Security’s Center for P-20 Safety and Security (the Center) was initially formed as a collaborative effort between the Ohio Department of Higher Education and the Ohio Department of Education, to create safe and supportive learning environments and respond to violence and its causes in educational settings throughout Ohio. In 2016, the Center transitioned to Ohio Homeland Security. The Center focuses on school climate, safety, security and emergency management concerns in K-12 and higher education environments, by providing guidance and direction to promote physically safe and emotionally secure environments for students, educators, and staff.

Smiling girl in her classroomThe mission of the Center is to provide guidance to Ohio schools in order to enhance their strategies for safety, security, and emergency plan development in accordance with the School Climate Guidelines, School Safety/Emergency Operations Plan Template and Ohio Law.

The Center’s goal is providing support to schools in their effort to ensure the safety of their students, employees, and visitors through effective policies and procedures, training, and community and interagency involvement.

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