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Section 5502.69 | Ohio narcotics intelligence center.


(A) There is hereby created the Ohio narcotics intelligence center in the department of public safety. The center shall operate as a division within the department.

(B) The director of public safety shall appoint an executive director of the center. The executive director shall serve at the discretion of the director of public safety. The executive director shall advise the governor and the director of public safety on matters pertaining to illegal drug activities. To carry out the duties assigned under this section, the executive director, subject to the direction and control of the director of public safety, may appoint and maintain necessary staff and may enter into any necessary agreements.

(C) The center shall do all of the following:

(1) Coordinate law enforcement response to illegal drug activities for state agencies and act as a liaison between state agencies and local entities for the purposes of communicating counter-drug policy initiatives;

(2) Collect, analyze, maintain, and disseminate information to support local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, other government agencies, and private organizations in detecting, deterring, preventing, preparing for, prosecuting, and responding to illegal drug activities. The records received and created are confidential law enforcement investigatory records pursuant to section 149.43 of the Revised Code.

(3) Develop and coordinate policies, protocols, and strategies that may be used by local, state, and private organizations to detect, deter, prevent, prepare for, prosecute, and respond to illegal drug activities;

(4) Develop, update, and coordinate the implementation of an Ohio drug control strategy to guide state and local governments and public agencies.

Last updated October 4, 2023 at 3:04 PM

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