Call: 1-8-555-OK2SAY (1-855-565-2729)
Text: 652729 (OK2SAY)
Mobile App: Available in the app stores for iPhone and Android.
OK2SAY Newsletter, January 2015 Issue No. 1
LCPS Student OK2SAY Video
Students are able to submit tips 24/7 by telephone, text, email, mobile application, and via a web-based form on the OK2SAY website at www.mi.gov/ok2say.
Tips can be filed on a wide range of issues, including:
• planned school attacks
• weapons at school
• gang activity
Upon receipt of a tip, specially trained OK2SAY operators will address the immediate need and, as necessary, forward the information to the appropriate responding agency or organization.
Most tips are expected to go to schools and local law enforcement agencies, but in some instances, tips may go to local Community Mental Health agencies and/or the Michigan Department of Human Services.
OK2SAY operators are members of the Michigan State Police and they are trained to recognize, and appropriately address mental illness and emotional disturbance.
Tips suggesting a psychiatric emergency will be forwarded to the local community mental health psychiatric crisis line.
Public Act 183 of 2013 (Student Safety Act) mandates that OK2SAY tip information remain confidential. However, it does allow that OK2SAY operators, schools, and law enforcement may disclose tip information during the course of their duties if the information is needed to respond to the tip. In addition, the Act prohibits OK2SAY operators from releasing the identity of the caller to anyone, absent the caller’s permission, the parent’s permission if the caller is under 18, or a court order. Therefore, local law enforcement and schools will likely not know the identity of the person who submitted the tip, nor the tip provider’s identity subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.