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Patrol seeking some extra eyes, ears

September 22, 2012
By MARK LAW - Staff writer ( , The Herald-Star

WINTERSVILLE - The Ohio State Highway Patrol wants extra sets of eyes and ears on the road to help contribute to a safer Ohio.

The patrol will offer Community Shield training at 7 p.m. on Oct. 10 at the patrol post at 1377 Cadiz Road.

Lt. Christopher Johnson, Steubenville post commander, explained Community Shield training is a one-hour seminar focusing on teaching participants to detect an impaired driver, criminal and illegal drug activity, homeland security issues and human trafficking.

"This training is geared toward community members to assist local law enforcement and troopers while they are on the road as extra sets of eyes and ears," Johnson said.

Sgt. Robert J. Bodo will be the instructor.

Johnson said attendees will be provided a complimentary license plate bracket at the conclusion of the training.

Space at the training session is limited, and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

To attend a training session, call the Steubenville Post at (740) 264-9432 during normal business hours.

The deadline for registration is Oct. 1.

Drivers can call #677 from a cell phone to report suspected drug activity, impaired drivers, homeland security concerns or human trafficking, Johnson said.

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