The Ohio Crime Prevention Association (OCPA) was founded more than 30 years ago by a core group of dedicated law enforcement officers concerned about the safety of Ohio residents. Today, OCPA is the nation’s largest state crime prevention association, with a diverse membership representing law enforcement agencies, government offices, businesses, the faith community and resident groups. As the Professional Voice of Crime Prevention in Ohio, OCPA is a clearinghouse for state and national crime prevention and community policing training and resources. OCPA projects range from basic crime prevention schools and conferences, to training on important crime prevention topics, and timely publications.
OCPA supports the national model for crime prevention. This definition identifies that crime prevention: