Sheriffs warn of apparent desire to turn Highway Patrol into State Police

The Gongwer News Service is reporting that representatives of sheriffs and county commissioners are scheduled to meet later this month to address what the county law enforcement officials believe may be a move toward turning the Ohio Highway Patrol into a state police agency and eliminating the position of sheriff.

OFCC PAC Commentary:
It should come as no surprise that the Taft administration could be secretly planning to eliminate Ohio's elected law enforcement body in favor of a politically-appointed body that can be controlled by the adminstration.

Taking a position truly representative of the people they were elected by, the Buckeye State Sheriff's Association has taken a pro-CCW position, while the Highway Patrol, beholden to funding cut threats from Governor's office, demands that permit holders not be allowed to protect themselves in their cars, where 100% of car-jackings, many robberies, etc. occur.

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