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Latest News


DHS revising grant guidance to mandate communications equipment be interoperable - FIERCE HOMELAND SECURITY


REAL ID to be Enforced at Federal Buildings Beginning in October - Homeland Security Today


Safety top priority as students return to class - SPRINGFIELD NEWS SUN


Free safety tip line to be available when school resumes - THIS WEEK NEWS


New scrap law enables law enforcement access to database used to bust multi-jurisdiction theft ring


Ohio Homeland Security director dies at age 54 – COLUMBUS DISPATCH


Passing of Ohio Homeland Security Executive Director Richard Baron


Cyberattacks Becoming Increasingly Destructive, Report Finds – HOMELAND SECURITY TODAY


DHS Continues "If You See Something, Say Something" Campaign Partnership with MLB at 2015 All-Star Game


ODPS Quarterly Contributing to a Safer Ohio Video


Homeland Security asks people to be cautious on July 4 weekend


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.


Safer Ohio App

Ohio’s multi-function, mobile public safety tool for reporting suspicious activity, requesting emergency or roadside help, and monitoring traffic conditions. Get it at the App Store or on Google Play.

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