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Retirees' Association Members and STO Patrons,

Effective communication is critical to the success of any public service group. The Ohio State Highway Patrol Retirement System Online Directory is absolutely critical to the success of the Ohio State Highway Patrol Retirees' Association and the State Troopers of Ohio, Inc. You were recently mailed a release form to allow the continuance of your contact information to be published on this password protected directory. Please take the time to complete this form and return it by mail to the OSHPRS.  

Colonel Richard Collins, Retired
Website Manager / Memberships
Ohio State Highway Patrol Retirees' Association

Happy New Year - A few 2023 
New Year Resolution 
Suggestions from!

1. Not in the Retirees' Association? Join Us!
    If you are a uniform or civilian retiree of the Ohio State Highway      Patrol you can join the Retiree's Association.  If you have ever                   WORKED for the Ohio State Highway Patrol, you can become an      Associate Member.  Established in 1975 and still going strong with      over 1400 members, you can be part of this special group for only         $1.00 per month.  Link to the membership page at
     The Retirees' Association is a registered 501(c)(3). 

2. Not a State Troopers of Ohio Patron? Sign Up! 
    Anyone, ANYONE, can support the recently resurrected State Troopers of Ohio Inc.  As a registered 501 (c) (4),  the STO has been actively lobbying members of the Ohio General Assembly to improve the pay and benefits of our active duty employees and, in turn, strengthening the financial stability of the Ohio Highway Patrol Retirement System. Working with our legislative agents at the Batchelder Company, progress has been made!  As addressed by Colonel Jones in his message to the field legislation was codified during the lame duck session of the 134th GA that established a framework for restructuring the pay range for certain exempt employees.  Earlier in 2022, troopers were provided a pay range increase in addition to the increase provided in their collective bargaining agreement.  Also, legislation was passed to increase the entry age to be a trooper to less than 40 years, from the previous 35 years.  All of these changes were made to help improve the Patrol's competitive position in todays extremely difficult law enforcement recruiting environment. But as noted by Colonel Jones, "While this is a start, it is not the finish line. Much more work will continue to occur until we reach our goals."  We agree! 

Over 400 retirees, actives, or friends of the Patrol have provided a monetary gift of support to the STO to fund our legislative efforts.  Many of our uniform retirees have made a $5.00 per month pledge from their monthly pension.  Link to our STO page to learn more about the STO and how you can support our efforts in 2023. 
State Troopers of Ohio Page

State of the Patrol Address / March 31, 2023
WHIO 7 / Stretch of I-75 to be dedicated to OSHP inspector killed in the line-of-duty
WSYX 6 / Prisoners escaped Oakwood Correctional by hiding in dumpste
WHIO 7 / There were 18 killed in 15 crashes during the 2022 Memorial Day Weekend
WHIO 7 / OSHP Aviation assists Dayton police with the apprehension of fleeing suspect
WBNS 10 / OSHP Cadets complete challenge named after fallen Navy Seal
Dayton DN's / Safety belt use falls to lowest level in 18 years, survey shows / Escaped Allen Correctional inmate found dead in the Ohio River 
Marion Star / Marion OSP investigating crash involving MPD officer and fire ambulance
WTAP / OSHP reminds the public about the dangers of UTV's, driving UTV's on highways
On May 25th the Ohio State Highway Patrol officially dedicated a stretch of a Miami County roadway in memory of Motor Carrier Enforcement Inspector Kimra J. Skelton, who was killed in the line of duty in November 2019.  
Dispatch / Inmate who escaped from Oakwood drowned in Ohio River
Dispatch / Ohio Republicans want to eliminate sales tax on guns, ammunition
Dispatch / Columbus safety forces mourning deaths of firefighter, police commander
WHIO 7 / Wrong-way driver leads troopers on chase near Dayton Mall
Fox 8 / Ohio State Troopers headed to Texas to assist with border security
Dayton DN's / Trotwood man pleads guilty to shining a laser at OSP helicopter