The Ohio Trooper Badge Coin is HERE!



Now you too can purchase the limited edition OSHP Badge Coin brought to you by your Union and Cop/s A & A!   These Silver Brass Stamped Coins are 2" L x 1 1/4" W and 3.5 mm thick.  They come

in a clear plastic pouch and can easily be carried in your wallet!  The cost of a coin is $10.50 plus tax each and can be purchased in the Cop/s A & A Store or on their online store by clicking on the "Store" tab above!  These coins are limited and once they're gone, they're gone so get yours today!  Contact Tina at the OTC Office for any questions at 614-781-7686 or toll free in Ohio at 800-544-7948 or via email at







2015 Ohio Troopers Coalition Memorial Scholarship Application - Due Friday, April 10, 2015


The 2015 Ohio Troopers Coalition Memorial Scholarship Application is now available to graduating High School Seniors whose parent(s) are members in good standing of the Ohio Troopers Coalition.  To be in good standing, the member must attend a minimum of three (3) lodge events during the previous twelve (12) month period as stated in the Constitution and By-Laws for the OTC.  THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO THOSE HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS WHOSE PARENTS ARE OTC MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING.  STUDENTS OUTSIDE OF OUR MEMBERSHIP ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO APPLY. 



Click on the link below to download the application!



Link for the 2015 OTC Memorial Scholarship Application



Deadline to submit your application is Friday, April 10, 2015! 




Commemorative Badges Now Available


Employees within the ranks listed below are now permitted to purchase an optional Commemorative Badge.


Trooper and Sergeant 




Lieutenant, Staff Lieutenant, Captain, Major, Lieutenant Colonel and Colonel


Active employees listed above may purchase a Commemorative Badge for any current or previous rank held.   Only one Commemorative Badge for each current and previous rank may be purchased.  Badges can be purchased by the employee only.  Purchases from family and/or friends are not permissible. 


Ordering Procedure

The Commemorative Badge is purchased at the employee’s own expense and may only be purchased from Cop/s Armament and Apparel which is a subsidiary of the Ohio Troopers Coalition. 


Orders can be placed by contacting Tina Hunt at the Ohio Troopers Coalition office at 614-781-7686 or toll free at 800-544-7948.  Payment can be made via cash, money order, over the phone using a debit/ credit card, or by mailing a check made payable to “Cop/s A & A” and sent to 6161 Busch Blvd. Suite #130, Columbus, OH 43229.  Orders will not be submitted to Creative Casting until full payment has been received.



Distribution of Commemorative Badge

Once the order is received by Cop/s A & A, the employee will be notified that it’s eligible for pick up.  Shipping will not be permitted. The individual employee that is purchasing their Commemorative Badge must personally pick up the badge and sign for it (Photo ID will be required).  Badges are not permitted to be signed for by anyone other than the employee who purchased it.  Badges can be picked up at the Ohio Troopers Coalition office located at 6161 Busch Blvd. Suite #130 in Columbus Ohio. 


Creative Casting suggests a timeframe of 6-8 weeks to receive the finished product. 




The Commemorative Badge can be purchased at the employee’s own expense for $79.95 plus tax and must be paid in full prior to ordering. 


Purchases can be paid for by cash, money order, check or credit card (Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover). 



OSHP Embossed Black Leather Badge Wallet can be purchased for $29.95 plus tax and must be paid in full prior to ordering.  


PLEASE NOTE:  The company we purchase these from classifies them as a “Badge Wallet” but in actuality it is a Badge Holder.  There is no extra pocket for your money, just a slide pocket with a clear plastic covering for your ID.   To see a picture of the Badge Wallet, click on the STORE tab above then click on the Badge icon within the list of products.  From there you can view the badge as well as the wallet.


Purchases can be paid for by cash, money order, check or credit card (Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover). 




All badges from Creative Casting come with a lifetime guarantee.  Should you need to return a badge for any wear and tear or defects, please contact Tina at 800-544-7948.  Once your purchase has been confirmed with our records, we can return it to Creative Casting for repairs.  Repairs can take anywhere from 7-14 business days to complete. 



Questions about the Commemorative Badge ordering process can be directed to Tina Hunt with the Ohio Troopers Coalition via email at thunt@ohiotroopers.orgor by phone at 614-781-7686 or toll free in Ohio at 800-544-7948.



News About Your Ohio Troopers Coalition Mortgage Benefit (Available to OSP Members only)


  Please visit us on the web at

   Patrick Bautz
   NMLS # 51690
   Fidelity Mortgage, Inc.
   Cell: (815) 222-3492
   Missouri Office: (573)-616-1018
   Illinois Office: (877) 461-5760
   Fax: (815) 623-7772




Click on the "Links" tab above to view full version of the flyer






Grievances are now filed electronically! 


Click on the links below to go to the website for filing and to download the Electronic Grievance Filing Quick Tips as well as the Filing Procedure.



Union Electronic Grievance Filing Quick Tips



Electronic Grievance Procedure




Congratulations on your Retirement Dave Riley and a Warm Welcome to Bruce Elling!!

The Ohio State Troopers Association recently announced the retirement of Staff Representative Paul David Riley. Dave has faithfully served the     O.S.T.A. membership for almost ten years after serving the citizens of Ohio for 25 years with the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Dave represented O.S.T.A. members in the northwestern section of Ohio. When asked his favorite memory of being a staff representative, Dave said it was winning the Sgt. Daren Johnson termination arbitration. Post retirement, Dave will focus on working at his in-home business, Mim and Pap's Country Crafts. He and his wife, Doris, are master woodcrafters and can be found at area craft shows throughout the year. They reside in Marion, Ohio.

With a retirement, comes a new beginning. The O.S.T.A. is pleased to announce that Retired Sergeant Bruce Elling will be taking over Dave Riley's staff representative duties. Bruce retired from the Findlay post after 27 years of service, 18 years as a sergeant, to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Since retiring from the OSHP, Bruce has worked as a probation officer/bailiff for the local municipal court and as a shipping director for a salvage yard. Bruce is very excited to work as an O.S.T.A. Staff Rep to get back in touch with the bargaining unit members in the field and continue the good work that Dave Riley has so admirably performed for the last decade. Bruce lives with his wife in Van Buren, Ohio.

We will miss Dave but we know his passion for the members will keep him in touch and we are looking forward to working with Bruce! Thank you to both men for their past and future service to the men and women of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.



Beneficiary Designation Forms


Recently a letter indicating an update in your death benefits was mailed to our members.  In the event that you would like to change your beneficiary information, please complete a new Beneficiary Designation form and forward to OTC.  The new Beneficiary Form filed will supersede any previous designation.  If you have any questions, please contact Tina Hunt at 800-544-7948.




You can mail, fax (614-781-7685) or scan and email this form to Tina Hunt, Administrative Assistant at OTC (



Troopers for a Safer Ohio


Troopers for a Safer Ohio (TSO), operating as a separate corporation from the Ohio Troopers Coalition, was formed for the purpose to endorse candidates that will support state trooper’s causes, work for safer driving conditions for Ohio’s citizens, and to work towards safer work conditions for Ohio’s Troopers.


As a separate corporation, it cannot be funded by union dues or by the Ohio Troopers Coalition. To raise funds to support its causes, TSO has contracted with a professional fundraiser, Telcom, to do phone solicitation. While Telcom does not call on behalf of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, its efforts are used to benefit the members of the Highway Patrol and Ohio’s drivers. The funds that are raised are currently used to financially support the following programs:


  1. Project Impact in Southeastern Ohio
  2. None Under 21 in Northeastern Ohio
  3. Juvenile Driving Programs in Central Ohio


Troopers for a Safer Ohio is also just beginning to develop an informational program on Ohio’s “Move Over” law in an attempt to help keep our Troopers safer.




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