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5 Minutes for Life 5 Minutes for Life is an educational campaign led by the Ohio Highway Patrol, the Ohio National Guard and local law enforcement. Troopers, law enforcement officers and National Guard members speak with students about responsible decision-making and encouraging those in their peer group to live a drug-free lifestyle.

Trooper Shield - It is a new day in the Ohio State Highway Patrol, and troopers have recently been tasked with this question, What will you do today to contribute to a safer Ohio?

You Are In Control Program

You Are In Control - The Ohio State Highway Patrol has partnered with the Ohio High School Athletic Association to roll out a new teen driver safety program, You Are In Control. The program focuses on helping teen drivers understand the responsibility, awareness and safety aspects associated with driving.

Truck Shield - Provides truck drivers with specific training on how to identify possible criminal behavior on Ohio’s roadways, and tools for contacting the Patrol at #677 in order to help the Patrol to deploy troopers and resources to the problem area.

Community Shield

Community Shield - Provides interested member of the general public with specific training on how to identify possible criminal behavior on Ohio’s roadways, and tools for contacting the Patrol at #677 in order to help the Patrol to deploy troopers and resources to the problem area.

Share the Road Safely

Share the Road Safely - viewed by motorists throughout Ohio on three commercial trucks as part of a statewide campaign to remind both car and truck drivers to share Ohio roadways safely.

OSHP Patch

Patrol Trademark Licensing Program - The Ohio State Highway Patrol insignia/logo is a registered trademark/servicemark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Ace Award

Blue Max auto larceny enforcement program
- An incentive recognition system which rewards troopers who recover stolen vehicles with on-the-spot suspect apprehension.

Problem Site Identification

Problem Site Identification - Involves gathering intelligence to operate specific enforcement applications in peak target areas.

OVI Checkpoint

Sobriety Checkpoints - program with deterrent effect on drinking drivers or potential drinking drivers.

Patrol Partnership Programs

Ohio Shield The modern face of dynamic, multi-jurisdictional law enforcement operations is the SHIELD Detail. SHIELD combines the manpower, resources and intelligence efforts of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to "shield" the local populace from criminals by conducting multi-day, saturation enforcement operations in communities plagued by crime.

Junior Cadet Week - A joint program of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio American Legion, Buckeye Boys State, Ohio American Legion Auxiliary, Buckeye Girls State, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol Auxiliary.

Move Over, Slow Down Law - State law requires motorists to move over or slow down when approaching emergency vehicles with their lights activated.

Ohio Quick Clear - Focused on safety, time savings, reducing traffic congestion caused by motor vehicle crashes and other highway incidents, and homeland security.


Edheads Crash Scene Investigation - The Patrol has partnered with the educational company Edheads to create a Web-based, animated presentation to teach middle and high school students the principals of what happens in a crash and how crashes are investigated.


Ride Smart. Drive Smart., a partnership between the Patrol and the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) themes to help motorcyclists and other drivers share the road safely: Get Trained (including knowing proper safety gear to wear)/Get Licensed; Stay Sober (incorporating the AMA’s national Ride Straight program); and Other vehicle drivers, be aware by looking out for motorcyclists.

Partners for Safety - blends statewide corporate partnerships with innovative initiatives at the local level.

Safe Commute

OhioSafe Commute - Program designed to make the rush-hour commute safer and easier for drivers in Columbus,
Cleveland, and Cincinnati.