The "Stay at Home" order in Ohio, leaves the enforcement efforts up to local and state health departments and local law enforcement.
Ross County Sheriff George Lavender says the "Stay at Home" order in Ohio, leaves the enforcement efforts up to local and state health departments and law enforcement. He says much of what they would be needed to do under this order will hinge upon what the health district reports infractions of the rule.
During the national emergency on COVID 19, there have been a few law enforcement agencies in other states that have announced they will not make arrests of suspects in crimes such as property thefts. Ross Sheriff Chief Deputy T.J. Hollis assures the public they will enforce laws and will not allow criminals to take advantage of this emergency as a free pass to commit crime.
Last week, the sheriff announced where a minor crime has occurred where a suspect is not known, simply call the details of your report into the sheriff office to enable sheriff personnel to limit their exposure to the virus and to keep them on patrol.
Listen to our full interview with Sheriff Lavender and members of his staff in the podcast link provided below....