- Begins Law Enforcement Reform
As part of law enforcement reform in Ohio State, Governor Mike DeWine has announced the creation of a new Ohio Office of Law Enforcement Recruitment within Ohio Criminal Justice Services, OCJS to help local agencies with the recruitment and retention of minorities and women in law enforcement.
“This is just my first round of announcements related to meaningful law enforcement reform. Many necessary changes will require legislative action, and we are working on other ideas with the law enforcement community, elected officials, and community organizations,” said Governor Mike DeWine.
“Regardless of why some agencies have not become certified, I’m encouraging the 400+ agencies that are not certified to begin working on this process today. I’ve directed Ohio OCJS to reach out to these agencies to assist them in any way they can.”
Governor Mike DeWine who acknowledged the burial ceremonies for George Floyd who was killed while in custody of Minneapolis police wishing the families condolences, however, did not support the defunding of the police department as some are calling for.
“I find the idea of defunding the police absurd. I don’t know what they are thinking by asking for the defunding of the police.”