More Troopers During Heightened Security Alerts

POSTED BY: News Department
Tuesday, March 25, 2003 - 06:38 PM
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The State Highway Patrol will get 50 new troopers to help during times of heightened security alerts if the Ohio House agrees to a plan the Senate added to the Transportation Budget. The Senate plan transfers eight million dollars from a program to beautify rest areas on Ohio highways to pay for the new class of troopers. Patrol Lieutenant Rick Fambro says the troopers will ease overtime costs during the so-called orange, or elevated, alerts. Under those alerts, the Patrol increases security at state buildings and at highway truck scales that stay open around the clock during the alert period.

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