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Harnessing All Assets: Ohio's public-private partnership defines collaboration - HOMELAND SECURITY TODAY


Ohio Department of Public Safety and The Ohio State University John Glenn College of Public Affairs Announce Homeland Security Internship Initiative


Honda Marysville plant back in operation after bomb threat - Columbus Dispatch


Updated: Marysville Auto Plant evacuated for bomb threat - WBLL/WPKO (Bellefontaine)


Muskingum County Sheriff Gets Funding To Fight Against Terror - WHIZ (Zanesville)


State and local authorities on alert for possible terrorism - WSYX (Columbus)


Report: Ohio 2nd in Nation in School Bomb Threat Incidents - Cleveland Patch


Strategic Analysis & Information Center (SAIC) Earns Highest Marks on Fusion Center Assessment


Is your school partnering with Safer Schools Ohio? For more information, click HERE.

Resource officer recounts day of shooting at Madison HS - WXIX (Cincinnati)

Madison schools launch suspicious activity tip line - WXIX (Cincinnati)


Ohio schools have plans in place for emergencies - WDTN (Dayton)


The Ohio Department of Public Safety Continues Efforts to Strengthen Public-Private Relationships


“See Something, Say Something” also applies to the cyber world. If you see suspicious activity or posts while you are online, call (877) OHS-INTEL (647-4683) or email homelandsec@dps.ohio.gov to report.

See Something Suspicious Online? Homeland Security Wants to Know About It - NEXTGOV


If you know of anyone talking about or making threats to your school, call the Ohio Safer Schools Tip Line at 844-SAFEROH (844-723-3764). As referenced in the story below, threats are taken seriously. Your call remains completely anonymous.

Madison High School Bomb Threat Suspect Sentenced - WFMD (Mansfield)


Metal thefts disrespectful, deadly - COLUMBUS DISPATCH


Building a safer Ohio is everybody's business - Toledo Blade
It takes the cooperation and resources of all Ohioans to bring life back to normal after a catastrophe

Authorities announce indictments in scrap yard investigation - WLIO (Lima)


Terrorism Connections to Ohio

Cleveland Bomb Plot - 2012
Five men were arrested in April 2012 and accused of plotting to blow up a bridge near Cleveland.

Ahmed Hussein Mahamud - 2011

Ahmed Hussein Mahamud, a 26-year-old American citizen from Columbus, was charged in an indictment, unsealed in June 2011, with providing material support to Al Shabaab.

Hor & Amera Akl - 2010
Hor and Amera Akl, a married couple residing in Toledo, were arrested in 2010 and charged with providing material support to the designated terrorist organization Hizballah. In May 2011, the Akls pled guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

Jerry & Joe Kane - 2010
Jerry and Joe Kane, father and son anti-government extremists from Forest, were killed in a shoot-out with Arkansas law enforcement after they fatally shot two West Memphis police officers during a traffic stop on May 20, 2010.