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School Safety Summit Announcement

The Ohio School Safety Center is excited to announce that the 2021 Ohio School Safety Summit will be held October 6-8. The Summit will be virtual this year to enable a much larger group of stakeholders to attend since it will be during the school year when travel tends to be difficult.

The free summit will provide an opportunity for school safety, public safety, mental health professionals, and others to share best practices, training, and resources with schools and community leaders across the state. Conference presentations and training opportunities will include experts in physical security, mental health, school climate, critical incident response, cyber, threat assessment and so much more.

How to Register

To register for this free event, please visit the following link: https://ohioschoolsafetycenter.ohio.gov/2021summit

Registration is required to be able to access the content from the school safety summit both live and on demand after the event has occurred. Register ASAP to reserve your spot!

Who Should Attend this Conference?

The OSSC welcomes participants with a passion for improving school safety to attend the conference. The subject matter will be particularly relevant to educators, transportation advisors, school administrators, school resource officers, first responders, mental health professionals, state/federal/local government partners, elected officials, and other school safety and security professionals.

There will not be a vendor hall this year but we hope to bring this opportunity back in person at next year’s event.

Why Should I Attend?

Benefits of Attending:

  • Take home practical solutions to address current safety challenges and issues.
  • Receive hands on assistance from subject matter experts on common safety questions.
  • Develop a multi-disciplinary team to attend the event and develop an action plan to implement new or revised strategies for your school or district.
  • Networking opportunities with other school safety professionals.
  • Request services from the Ohio School Safety Center staff and meet your regional representatives.

Agenda Information

The agenda will be released later in the month of September so you can pick which events you would like to attend in advance of the Summit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please view the following document to find answers to our frequently asked questions. Click Here

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

If you have any questions, please reach out to OhioSchoolSafetySummit@dps.ohio.gov


This Summit is funded by award no. 2019-YS-BX-0051 from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed by presenters and/or participants are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse, the vendor providing website support for this event, or its speakers (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided).