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Private Police Units Expand Power In Ohio

September 19, 2012  | 

Peace officers who work separate from traditional city and county forces are playing a significant role in Ohio law enforcement, providing what one police chief calls a "necessary" service. Those officers, whose ranks are growing, are employed by organizations such as hospitals, colleges, airports and even a regional transit authority.

The Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission can certify 24 types of peace officers, who reach that distinction after finishing a minimum of 579 training hours and securing a position at an authorized agency. Qualified peace officers can make arrests, write criminal citations, apply for warrants and carry guns.

As of last week, there were 33,603 peace officers in Ohio, including employees at the most well-known agencies: city police and county sheriff's offices. That was a 12 percent increase from 2009.

Read the full Dayton Daily News story.


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132&Bush @ 11/16/2015 5:37 PM

numerous categories, including:
1. City or township police, county sheriff or municipal housing authority
2. Railroad company
3. Department of Taxation
4. Undercover drug agent
5. Department of Public Safety
6. Department of Natural Resources
7. Park district
8. Conservancy district
9. Hospital
10. Veterans’ homes
11. Nonprofit corporation
12. State university
13. Department of Mental Health
14. Non-state campus
15. Regional transit authority
16. Auditor of State
17. Special police officer designated by superintendent of the Ohio State Highway Patrol
18. Port authority
19. Municipal airport or municipal air navigation facility
20. Amusement park with average of attendance of more than 600,000
21. Bank, savings and loan association or credit union
22. Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation
23. State Fire Marshal
24. Gaming agent

132&Bush @ 11/16/2015 5:38 PM

numerous categories, including:
1. City or township police, county sheriff or municipal housing authority
2. Railroad company
3. Department of Taxation
4. Undercover drug agent
5. Department of Public Safety
6. Department of Natural Resources
7. Park district
8. Conservancy district
9. Hospital
10. Veterans’ homes
11. Nonprofit corporation
12. State university
13. Department of Mental Health
14. Non-state campus
15. Regional transit authority
16. Auditor of State
17. Special police officer designated by superintendent of the Ohio State Highway Patrol
18. Port authority
19. Municipal airport or municipal air navigation facility
20. Amusement park with average of attendance of more than 600,000
21. Bank, savings and loan association or credit union
22. Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation
23. State Fire Marshal
24. Gaming agent

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