Ohio governor authorizes OSHP to Texas border

COLUMBUS — Governor Mike DeWine has authorized a contingent from the Ohio State Highway Patrol to respond to Texas to assist with border surveillance.

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A total of 14 State Highway troopers and supervisors will travel to Texas for a two-week assignment, DeWine announced Thursday.

They will not be tasked with making arrests.

It is the second group of troopers to respond to support Texas law enforcement in nearly two years.

DeWine authorized OSHP troopers to Texas in July 2021.

Since 2020, he has also deployed nearly 325 Ohio National Guard members to Texas, with 125 of those guard members remaining at the border on active duty, according to a governor’s spokesperson.

A new rotation of 50 Ohio National Guard members is scheduled to deploy to Texas in October.

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