For questions about whether you qualify to attend the School Safety Summit, email [email protected] or visit the website

Columbus, Ohio – Security professionals can be a critical partner for school districts in keeping their students and staff safe. This conference will provide opportunities to network with school officials, learn more about the role of private security in school safety, and learn about current state resources and training.

The Ohio School Safety Center (OSSC) – Ohio’s new comprehensive, statewide office focused exclusively on school safety – will be hosting the first annual School Safety Summit June 10-12 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine created the OSSC to assist local schools and law enforcement in preventing, preparing for, and responding to threats and acts of violence, including self-harm, through a holistic, solutions-based approach.

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 each of the following critical areas:

  • Physical security
  • Mental health
  • School climate
  • Critical incident response
  • Threat assessment

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 staff, school administrators, school resource officers, first responders, mental health professionals, state agency partners, elected officials, and other school safety and security professionals.

There will be an opportunity for vendors and organizations to exhibit their products and resources for school safety. This opportunity will be on a first come first served basis.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

For questions regarding the School Safety Summit, email [email protected] or visit the website.

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