Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed an executive order creating the Ohio School Safety Center to assist local schools and law enforcement with preventing, preparing for, and responding to threats and acts of violence. Safer Schools Tip Line: 844-SaferOH (844-723-3764).
The Council includes representatives from federal, state, county, and local agencies and traffic safety partners and advocates dedicated to making Ohio roads safer. They will identify leading causes of motor vehicle crashes, serious injuries, and fatalities and take action to save lives using education, engineering, enforcement, emergency response, and public policy countermeasures.
The State of Ohio Law Enforcement Virtual Exchange (SOLVE) is part of Governor DeWine's 12-point "RecoveryOhio" Plan. SOLVE will provide case management, collaboration, data sharing and analytic tools for Ohio drug task forces and law enforcement agencies.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed an executive order in July 2019 creating a specialized criminal intelligence unit to assist local law enforcement in conducting intelligence-driven drug trafficking investigations.
The Ohio Department of Public Safety’s (ODPS) Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) has announced more than $400,000 in federal grant funding to assist state and local governments in developing and implementing substance abuse treatment programs in correctional and detention facilities and to create and maintain community-based aftercare services for offenders.
In response to the ongoing surge of COVID-19 spreading throughout the state, Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) Director Tom Stickrath is strongly encouraging that all first responders remain vigilant in taking safety precautions while interacting with the public.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced the development of a new statewide minimum standard for law enforcement officers' response to mass protests and demonstrations. The Governor also announced changes to Ohio’s minimum standard for use of deadly force which now largely prohibits chokeholds and similar maneuvers.