My SAFEROHIO Business Clearinghouse

A clearinghouse of comprehensive safety tools and resources to bring Ohio’s businesses, law enforcement, and security professionals into a collaborative effort for a more prepared, safer and resilient Ohio.

Ohio Public Private Partnership (OP3)

In an effort to increasingly serve Ohioans before, during and after a disaster, the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) relies on strong partnerships between citizens, government, higher education, and private business. To strengthen these partnerships across the state, ODPS created the Ohio Public Private Partnership (OP3) program, an initiative designed to provide current information and situational awareness on disaster prevention, response, and recovery efforts to state agency and business executives, allowing decisions and resources to best support the needs of the impacted community.

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Active Aggressor Resource

Active aggressor occurrences are becoming increasingly prevalent in today’s society. Active aggressors can appear at schools, public places, and even your job. So it’s important to have a plan of action on what to do if this type incident were to occur.

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Private Security

Find credentialed private security. The goal of the Ohio Private investigation Security Guard Services is too maintain a standard of excellence for the private investigator and security guard industry by ensuring all applicants meet the established criteria for licensing and registration, and enforcing the laws governing the industry to protect the safety of the citizens of Ohio.

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Intelligence Liaison Officer Training Program

Ohio Homeland Security operates a statewide program to train and cultivate a network of law enforcement and security professionals to share information about terrorism threats and infrastructure protection. The Intelligence Liaison Officers (ILOs) are organized into eight regions and meet regularly for Homeland Security briefings and to share information.

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Tabletop Exercise Materials

The Mall Active Shooter Tabletop Exercise Toolkit provides all of the materials and information necessary to easily plan and host an exercise. The toolkit was created with the help of private security and law enforcement partners who had lacked opportunities to coordinate their efforts – despite training separately for years.

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Ohio Emergency Management Agency Resources

The Ohio EMA Training and Exercise Section coordinates and conducts the Ohio Emergency Management and Homeland Security Training and Exercise programs. Our audience includes state and local emergency management professionals, first responders, volunteer organizations, private organizations and other partners that are focused on keeping Ohio safe from all hazards, natural or man-made. We also coordinate with other federal and state training providers and are the State Administrative Agency (SAA) point of contact.

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Ohio Fusion Center

The Statewide Terrorism Analysis & Crime Center (STACC) is an information sharing entity that supports local, state, and federal agencies as they investigate terrorism and other related criminal activity. Fusing information that includes suspicious activity from the public and private sectors begins the intelligence cycle and creates actionable intelligence products that give us the ability to detect and prevent terrorism.

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Emergency Partner Credentialing System

In the event of a critical incident, maintaining citizen well-being is paramount. For such instances, Ohio Homeland Security (OHS) has initiated development of the Emergency Partner Credentialing System (EPCS) for private sector partners. This nationally-unique system provides state-issued documentation to eligible personnel of organizations aiding communities struck by disaster. OHS is working to ensure that the new EPCS gives you the empowerment to do what you do best when emergencies hit Ohio communities.

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Communication & Information Management Systems (CIMS)

(CIMS): The CIMS database has been built to encourage and foster partnerships, participation and the sharing of information in a secure manner across all disciplines and communities throughout Ohio.

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Safer Ohio Mobile Application

This free application allows citizens to report suspicious behavior or incidents to Ohio Homeland Security officials and also allows motorists to send a text for a response by a State Trooper for non-emergency situations such as a disabled vehicle or non-injury crash.

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Additional Resources

Homeland Security Information Network: The Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) is the trusted network for homeland security mission operations to share Sensitive But Unclassified information. Federal, State, Local, Territorial, Tribal, International and Private Sector homeland security partners use HSIN to manage operations, analyze data, send alerts and notices, and in general, share the information they need to do their jobs.


Homeland Security is Hometown Security: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) closely monitors attacks on public gatherings and public places to constantly enhance the Nation’s security. During both steady state and times of heightened awareness, DHS engages closely with our private sector and community partners to provide expert counsel and recommendations about protective measures they can implement to protect facilities and venues. DHS provides free tools and resources to communities because the Department recognizes that communities are the first line of defense in keeping the public safe and secure.


Ready.gov for business: Businesses can do much to prepare for the impact of the many hazards they face in today’s world including natural hazards like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and widespread serious illness such as the H1N1 flu virus pandemic. Human-caused hazards include accidents, acts of violence by people and acts of terrorism.


Department of Homeland Security – Active Shooter Resources: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) aims to enhance preparedness through a "whole community" approach by providing products, tools, and resources to help you prepare for and respond to an active shooter incident.


Department of Homeland Security – Protective Security Advisors: The PSA Program’s primary mission is to proactively engage with federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government mission partners and members of the private sector stakeholder community to protect critical infrastructure