Clyde Announces State Partnership With Atwater Business
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction to purchase cameras from ST Customs

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) today announced $55,158  in state funds have been made available to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) to purchase new tactical cameras from the Atwater-based business ST Customs.

“When placed in a high-risk situation, Ohio law enforcement officials need the tools and training to respond safely and effectively,” said Clyde. “By equipping officers with these state-of-the-art cameras, we can better serve our first responders and those they protect. This partnership supports local businesses here in Portage County and helps keep Ohioans safe—it’s a real win-win.”

ODRC Special Response Team (SRT) and Special Tactics and Response team (STAR) officers will used the new equipment for tactical and high-risk situations. These highly trained teams often respond to critical hostage situations, high risk transport and regaining control of disturbances. The cameras are equipped with a fiber optic scope that can be used by teams to view activity and assess the situation from a safe location.

ST Customs was competitively selected among a number of bids from outfitters across the state.

Rep. Clyde represents the 75th Ohio House District, serving Kent, Ravenna, Streetsboro, and central and southern Portage County.  

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