COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKBN) – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has announced that the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) would be enhancing its aviation technology in order to offer improved air support to local law enforcement agencies.
As part of the Ohio Violent Crime Reduction Grant Program, approximately $6 million in funding will be awarded to the OSHP.
The funding is specifically going toward improving OSHP’s live-streaming aviation technology. As of now, OSHP’s current video streaming capabilities are generally limited to Columbus and Akron. In other parts of Ohio, pilots must describe what they are seeing to those on the ground.