FORT LORAMIE — The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has joined forces with the Village of Fort Loramie and McLean Township Trustee’s to put a full-time Deputy in the village and the township.
The Fort Loramie Police Department has also entered into an agreement with McLean Township to establish a police district and will also be patrolling the township.
These partnerships went into effect on May 1, 2018, and according to Shelby County Sheriff Chief Deputy Jim Frye, the agreement will be funded by a total of $30,000 from the village and $7,000 from McLean Township.
The goal of this partnership is to help the citizens of the western part of Shelby County get better response time to emergencies by having a Deputy permanently assigned to patrol the area. The establishment of the police district will also provide that extra sense of safety by having Fort Loramie Police Department available to respond to calls when the Deputy is not on duty.
“This partnership is a win-win for all involved,” said Fort Loramie Chief of Police Nathan Brown. “It gives us greater efficiency within the village by having a Deputy assigned to the village, and it gives the citizens of the township a greater sense of confidence by having a Deputy permanently assigned to the township. With the establishment of the police district, it enables us to provide more patrol coverage over a larger span of time.”
The Sheriff’s office also announced that Marine Patrol has also been established for Lake Loramie, which will consist of eight hours through the week and is estimated to begin sometime in June. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources provided a $6,000 grant to fund this patrol, as well as training for Chief Brown and Sheriff’s Deputy Brad Boyd.