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Courses offer vital guidance in handling abuse

Finding the right words in a difficult situation can be challenging for anyone. Finding the right words to allow a child to disclose abuse takes training.


Ceremony honors Ohio’s fallen officers

Father Kevin Lutz has a lot of heroes, and law enforcement officers are near the top of his list — with good reason.


CART welcomes participation, suggestions

The first three hours after a child’s abduction are critical in determining whether the child will be found alive. If an abductor intends to kill a child, 74 percent do so within those first few hours. 


BCI works to reduce lab times

To reduce turnaround times, the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation’s Laboratory Division is undergoing a comprehensive analysis, hiring additional personnel, and adding more technology.

“As of the end of 2010, law enforcement agencies needing evidence tested for DNA were looking at a total turnaround time of 125 days,” Attorney General Mike DeWine said. “We can — and will — do better than that.”


BCI ramps up sexual assault kit testing

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine encourages law enforcement agencies to submit for testing all sexual assault kits tied to cases in which they believe a crime occurred. Submitting all kits, even old ones, helps ensure that available sex offender DNA is added to state and federal databases.

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