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Multi-Agency Enforcement Initiative Completed In Ross County

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(Chillicothe) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ross County Sheriff’s Office, US-23 Major Crimes Task Force, Chillicothe Police Department, Chillicothe Drug Task Force, and PORT (Post Overdose Response Team) partnered on May 6 and 7 to remove drugs, weapons, and impaired drivers from Ross County. Partnering agencies focused on narcotics interdiction through aggressive traffic enforcement to stem the tide of overdose deaths in the county.

“The use of narcotics and other harmful illicit substances continues to devastate our community,” said Lieutenant Melanie L. Provenzano, Chillicothe Post commander. “Our mission during this initiative was to intercept these harmful substances and impaired drivers before they reached our community and caused any further tragedies.”

During the initiative, partnering agencies made over 260 traffic stops, resulting in seven drug cases and one weapon case. The Patrol’s Aviation section also provided overhead surveillance and assistance to all agencies during the initiative.

“The Ross County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to providing a safe environment for residents and visitors of our county,” said Ross County Sheriff George W. Lavender, Jr. “Working in a coordinated effort with our law enforcement partners to stop senseless deaths associated with narcotics abuse and impaired driving continues to be a main focus for our deputies.”

Awareness and education to citizens about the dangers of drug abuse and impaired driving was a main focus of the two-day initiative, resulting in 12 impaired driving arrests. In addition, five treatment referrals were made for addiction treatment and counseling.

“Officers are committed to keeping our residents and the motoring public safe in Chillicothe,” said Chillicothe Police Chief Ron Meyers. “We are proud of the work which was accomplished with the Patrol and Ross County Sheriff’s Office to remove drugs from our roadways, while also providing education and resources for treatment to those who need it most.”

Chillicothe Police Seek Career Employment Candidates

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The Chillicothe Police Department is seeking interested individuals looking for work in law enforcement.

The department has a number of career advancement opportunities and benefits including: Promotions (Sergeants, Captains, Chief), Specialized Units (Detective Division, Narcotics, SWAT, K9, Bike Patrol, Crash Reconstructionist, DARE, School Resource Officer, Negotiator, Training Instructors and more).

Chillicothe Police employees receive Paid Time Off (Personal Days, Sick Leave, Vacation), Health Insurance, Vision/Dental Insurance, Competitive Pay, Incentive Pay, Shift Differential, and more.

Take exam at www.nationaltestingnetwork.com and contact Capt. Dubay chris.dubay@chillicotheoh.gov for more info.

The City of Chillicothe is an equal opportunity employer.

Two Chillicothe Police Officers To Receive Silver Star Award For Saving Infant

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Chillicothe Police Officers Jonathan Dunham and Terry Brown will receive the award during a 2:00 P.M. ceremony February 19th at the Chillicothe/Ross Law Complex.

Both officers are being honored for their life-saving incident involving a three-week-old infant who was not breathing, when they arrived at a vehicle parked in front of the Olive Garden Restaurant just before noon on December 31st of 2020.

The officers found that the child was not breathing, which led Officer Dunham to pick up the infant, placing him into the rear of Officer Brown’s police cruiser, where Brown drove the child to the hospital emergency room as Officer Dunham performed CPR. Hospital E.R. staff took over upon the cruiser’s arrival at the hospital and the infant survived.

Chillicothe Police Captain Michael A.D. Short stated in a press release that the actions of both Officer Dunham and Officer Brown “Demonstrated extraordinary heroism in performing life-saving measures and without delay transporting a three-week-old infant, who was not breathing to the emergency room. Their actions gave this infant the best chance for survival and exemplified what it means to be a Police Officer.”