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Hitting the demand side hard

At his third annual Human Trafficking Summit, in January, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced the creation of guidelines for courts and communities interested in establishing “john schools” and the availability of seed money to help develop or improve 10 such program statewide. 


OPOTA initiates training required for officers in 2022

Throughout Ohio in 2022, law enforcement officers will be taking additional training to better protect themselves and the public. More than 33,000 Ohio law enforcement officers will be required to take Continuing Professional Training (CPT).


Attorney General’s Drug Dropoff Days complement DEA’s Take Back Days

When opioid overdose deaths spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic, AG Yost knew something had to be done. Two Drug Dropoff Day events hosted by Yost have yielded more than a 1,100 pounds of unused or expired prescription medications, and a third drop-off day is being planned for this summer.


Honoring a pair of heroes

Police officers from Toledo and Columbus faced off in a hockey fundraiser to pay tribute to fallen Toledo Officers Anthony Dia and Brandon Stalker. More than $13,500 was raised on ticket sales, with the proceeds benefitting a scholarship fund named in memory of the officers.


A letter from Dave Yost: Law enforcement agencies must act to get funding

The state will pay up to 50% of officers’ salaries while they take the training. To bring home this funding, though, agencies must send the Attorney General's Office salary information by Nov. 1, 2021.

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