Drug & OVI Enforcement & Education

OVI Enforcement
Trotwood's OVI Enforcement program enforces state, and local "Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Drugs and or Alcohol" laws. Its job is to educate the public to reduce the occurrences of OVI violations and crashes. Particular emphasis is given to teaching youth about the dangers of alcohol abuse through such methods as anti-drunk driving courses.

The Police Department is an active member of the Montgomery County OVI Task Force and participates in the statewide High Visibility Enforcement Overtime (HVEO) Program. Both of these programs provide state and federal funding to cover overtime expenses to allow officers to address OVI enforcement. Through the assistance of the Task Force, the department conducts 2 OVI checkpoints yearly.

In April 2011, the department completed training and implementation of a new Intoxilyzer Testing Station in the department. The equipment was purchased through a Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) in 2010 and training was paid through the Department's OVI Education and Enforcement Fund. The new testing station allows officers to complete their investigations more efficiently and in house rather than relying on other agencies to provide the testing.

If you see a violation on a roadway please call 911 or 1-800-GRAB-DUI
 
Tobacco & Alcohol Sale Compliance Checks
In other areas, the department partners with the Ohio Department of Liquor Control and conducts periodic Tobacco and Alcohol Sale Compliance Checks on local vendors.
 
  Drug Enforcement Program
The City's Drug Enforcement program is dedicated to decreasing drug abuse incidents and sales in the community. Its primary task revolves around sending a clear message about how seriously it takes the "War On Drugs". The department has officers dedicated to the local DEA Task Force and the Montgomery County "Regional Agencies Narcotics and Gun Enforcement" (RANGE) Task Force.

Drug Enforcement officers' responsibilities include:
  • Taking big-time and small-time dealers and users off the street
  • Investigating possible activities including abuse, dealing, cultivation, and development of illegal drugs
  • Conducting undercover operations, including purchasing narcotics and "sting" operations in April 2011. The department completed training and implementation of a new Intoxilyzer Testing Station in the department. The equipment was purchased through a Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) in 2010 and training was paid through the Department's OVI Education and Enforcement Fund. The new testing station allows officers to complete their investigations more efficiently and in-house rather than relying on other agencies to provide the testing services.

For more information on this matter, please contact Sergeant Brent Rasor at 937-854-7265 or email at brasor@trotwood.org.


OVI Task Force in Action

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