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Safety & Security

Safe homes and communities are essential for Ohioans to grow, thrive, and contribute. Explore resources to keep your home and community safe, prepare for emergencies, look up hazards and threats, and protect your property, family, friends, and neighbors.

  • How can I report suspicious activity?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/safety-and-security/report-suspicious-activity
  • How can I report suspicious activity?

    The Ohio Department of Public Safety provides several ways for all Ohioans to report suspicious activity and request assistance.

  • How can I search for sex offenders near me?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/safety-and-security/search-sex-offenders
  • How can I search for sex offenders near me?

    The Ohio Attorney General's Office provides an interactive database so that you can identify sex offenders in your community.

  • How can I volunteer to help out in emergencies or disasters?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/safety-and-security/volunteer-emergencies-disasters
  • How can I volunteer to help out in emergencies or disasters?
  • How do I report a suspected crime?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/safety-and-security/report-suspected-crime
  • How do I report a suspected crime?

    Learn how to report a range of crimes to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

  • Where can I find resources to be prepared for severe weather?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/safety-and-security/prepared-for-severe-weather
  • Where can I find resources to be prepared for severe weather?

    Check out resources and information from the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness.

  • Where can I find resources to help me prepare for emergencies?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/safety-and-security/prepare-for-emergencies
  • Where can I find resources to help me prepare for emergencies?

    Ready.ohio.gov is a one-stop resource to help Ohioans prepare for all types of emergencies.

  • Where can I report potential environmental hazards?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/environment/report-environmental-hazard
  • Where can I report potential environmental hazards?

    You can report environmental complaints, such as issue with air quality, water quality, dumping, drinking water, hazardous waste and more, to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 

    In the event of an emergency, such as a chemical spill, fire, explosion, etc., that poses an immediate threat to public health or the environment, contact the EPA’s Spill Hotline at 1-800-282-9378.

  • Where can I search for Ohio prison inmates?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/safety-and-security/where-can-i-search-for-ohio-prison-inmates
  • Where can I search for Ohio prison inmates?

    The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction's Offender Search displays information on offenders who are currently incarcerated in an Ohio prison, currently under DRC supervision, judicially released, or who died of natural causes while incarcerated.

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