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BCI ramps up sexual assault kit testing

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine encourages law enforcement agencies to submit for testing all sexual assault kits tied to cases in which they believe a crime occurred. Submitting all kits, even old ones, helps ensure that available sex offender DNA is added to state and federal databases.


BCI earns casino duties

The Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) will provide investigative and security services for casinos expected to open this year in Cleveland and Toledo. The Ohio Casino Control Commission tapped BCI for the role, which it will carry out through a Casino Gaming Unit.


Awards recognize peace officers’ contributions

On the day Morrow County Deputy Brandon Moore was shot five times while investigating an alleged marijuana plot, the hospital waiting room was shoulder to shoulder with law enforcement. That camaraderie was evident again in October when Moore and dozens of his peers were presented with Distinguished Law Enforcement Awards at the Ohio Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Conference.


Attorney General’s staff updating basic peace officer curriculum

In addition to its role in overseeing advanced peace officer training, the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) sets the curricula for basic peace officer training as well as that of parole, probation, and corrections officers; jailers; bailiffs; private security officers; and humane agents.


Attorney General takes steps to reduce turnaround times for DNA testing

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI) is working to reduce lab turnaround times for DNA testing by streamlining processes, adding staff, and increasing the use of technology.

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