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2023 Law Enforcement Conference

At annual gathering, AG Yost recognizes local law enforcement, showcases agency collaboration

With more than 400 in attendance from law enforcement agencies statewide, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost highlighted the expansion of resources and agency collaboration at the office’s 2023 Law Enforcement Conference.

“We’re at the start of a new era in law enforcement in Ohio, with officers who are better trained and better equipped to deal with the new issues and problems that are certain to arise,” Yost said during his opening remarks. “This means better service for the people of Ohio.”

The annual two-day conference, Ohio’s premier gathering of state, county and municipal law enforcement, featured three keynote speakers, a panel discussion led by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation on multidisciplinary cold-case work, and breakout workshops featuring 30 expert presenters from throughout Ohio. The 2023 conference took place on Oct. 24-25 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus.

In his remarks, Yost highlighted how the Attorney General’s Office serves as a “force multiplier” to local law enforcement agencies, providing technological assistance (such as MX-908 rapid drug-testing equipment and NIBIN crime-gun analysis); investigative help through BCI’s specialized units, including the Cold Case Unit; and training options through the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy, both online and at the academy’s regional locations.

Each year during the event, the attorney general also presents the Distinguished Law Enforcement Awards.

The 2023 awards and recipients:

  • LEC 2
  • LEC 9
  • LEC 11
  • LEC 4
  • LEC 8
  • LEC 12
  • LEC 1
  • LEC 10
  • LEC 7
  • LEC 14
  • LEC 5
  • LEC 3
  • LEC 6
  • LEC 13

2023 Distinguished Law Enforcement Awards

2022 Distinguished Law Enforcement Awards