APS participates in the Special Safety Tip Line in Ohio: 1.844.SAFEROH or 1.844.723.3764
The Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Public Safety have the SaferOH tip line that will accept both calls and texts 24 hours a day for schools that register for the service.
This tip line allows students and adults to anonymously share information with school officials and law enforcement about threats to student safety -- whether that involves a threatened mass incident or harm to a single student.
Every tip can remain anonymous. School safety analysts may ask for additional information, but the caller can remain secret or leave his or her contact information for later follow-up.
Calls or texts to 844.SaferOH (844.723.3764) are answered by analysts in the Ohio Homeland Security's Threat Assessment and Prevention (TAP) Unit. When action is needed, the TAP Unit immediately forwards information to local school officials, local law enforcement agencies and others, if necessary.
TAP Unit analysts always follow up quickly with the affected school and law enforcement agencies to make sure that the incident is investigated, action is taken and the outcome is tracked.
The assurance that their calls or texts cannot be traced and that serious, proper action will be taken to end the threat is helping to persuade young people to take a stand against school violence.
The Crimestoppers program is a interactive safety tool where students can text or phone in (anonymously) crime tips to local law enforcement. If the tip helps Crimestoppers, then the person who made the call receives a gift card as a reward.
Here is how it works:
Students text the word TIPSCO and their crime-solving tip to "CRIMES” (274637)
Why do it?
Your assistance will work to reduce violence in our schools and make students feel safer.
All information you give Crimestoppers remains anonymous.