COLUMBUS –State Representative Kyle Koehler (R-Springfield) and Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced the release of $52,248 of Law Enforcement Recruitment Grant funds to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday.
“Our dedicated police officers have gone above and beyond to fill the gaps caused by Ohio’s persistent staffing crisis,” said Koehler. “I am proud the State of Ohio is investing in Clark County’s safety and our first responders. I fought hard for this funding in the Operating Budget and I’m looking forward to seeing these dollars be put to use.”
The funds will go towards Clark County’s Sheriff’s Office to partner with local schools to introduce a new and diverse generation of recruits to the field of law enforcement. The Sheriff’s Office will also use the funds to pay for a new marketing plan aimed at engaging female and minority candidates.
The grant program is a part of the state’s Operating Budget that the Ohio General Assembly passed last year. The Ohio Office of Law Enforcement Recruitment is facilitating the program and the remaining funds of the $1 million grant program are planned to be dispersed in fiscal year 2023.