Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools has begun using a new safety resource, SaferOH, for its anonymous tip line that is free of charge. The Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Public Safety established this service in response to Governor Kasich's comprehensive school safety plan. The tip line will accept both calls and texts 24 hours a day for registered schools. The district has cancelled its previous service and will save more than $1,200 a year.
SaferOH tip line will allow students and adults to anonymously share information with school officials and law enforcement about threats to student safety-whether that involved a threatened mass incident or harm to a single student.
Calls or texts to 844-SaferOH (844-723-3764) are answered by analysts in the Ohio Homeland Security's Threat Assessment and Prevention Unit (TAP). When action is needed, the TAP unit immediately forwards information to local school officials, local law enforcement agencies, and others, if necessary.