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OCPA Mission

The Ohio Crime Prevention Association is a not-for-profit, membership-supported organization representing public-
and private-sector crime prevention partners. OCPA develops and advances a continuum of educational opportunities, resources and networks to prevent crime in Ohio.


  • Coordinates the efforts of members representing law enforcement, government, corporate, social service, educators, the media, faith and citizen partners into a cohesive and effective force, dedicated to building safer communities.
  • Provides progressive, professional training on all aspects of crime prevention and community policing.
  •  Gathers a wide range of crime prevention and community policing resources and provides members access to them through a central Resource Center and Lending Library.
  • Promotes the beliefs of crime prevention and principles of community policing through the development of comprehensive publications and manuals.
  • Recognizes remarkable individuals for their outstanding efforts in reducing and preventing crime in Ohio.
  • Serves as a supportive authority and technical advisor to law enforcement agencies on crime prevention, community policing and related issues.
  • Collaborates with all levels of government and other organizations to maximize information sharing and resources to achieve the common goal of safer communities.
  • Prepares a cadre of presenters to train the community in effective crime prevention strategies and ways to localize initiatives to best meet the needs of a specific area.
  • Leads, at the state and national level, crime prevention projects with far-reaching, long-term community benefits.
  • Advocates for legislative action on a range of crime prevention measures, to institutionalize crime prevention as a way of life in Ohio. 


Tel: (740) 280-OCPA (6272)

Email:  info@ocpa-oh.org
Website:  www.ocpa-oh.org

P.O. Box 178 * Galloway, Ohio * 43119

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