Commemorative Badges Now Available

Eligibility

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

SILVER BADGES

Trooper, Sergeant & Retired (color dependent upon rank at the time of retirement)

 

GOLD BADGES

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.   Retirees may purchase a Commemorative Badge only for the rank in which they retired from.  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

Active Employees - 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. 

 

Retirees– Shipping to the home address given at the time of order is permitted.  The order will be shipped via Priority Mailing and Certified with a Signature required upon delivery.  Postage costs will vary depending upon location.  Timeframe may be extended from the original policy and procedure due to shipping.

 

Cost

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). 

 

Accessories

OSHP Embossed Black Leather Badge Wallet can be purchased for $29.95 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). 

 

 

Warranty

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.

 

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The NEW Electronic Grievance process went live Monday, June 16th.  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.

 

 

https://oh-grievance.secure.force.com/AppLogin/

 

 

Union Electronic Grievance Filing Quick Tips

 

 

Electronic Grievance Procedure

 

 


 

2014 Ohio Troopers Coalition Memorial Scholarship Winners

 

Every June the Ohio Troopers Coalition awards four High School Seniors a Memorial Scholarship to assist in furthering their college education.  Applications are submitted to the OTC and reviewed by a Scholarship Committee that is composed of members appointed by the Chairman of the Ohio Troopers Coalition.  The scholarships are awarded based upon the student’s scholastic merit, class ranking, their standardized test scores, extracurricular activities, letters of recommendation, character references, their involvement in school government, community service work and goals in life. 

 

Each scholarship pays $1,500 per year and is renewable for four years based upon continuing academic performance thus giving a grand total of $6,000 in scholarship funding per student.  Each scholarship is awarded to honor the memory of our brother and sister officers who by giving their life, have inspired us all. 

 

On behalf of Trooper Jim Foltz, Chairman of the Ohio Troopers Coalition and Trooper Nikki Snead, Chairman of the Scholarship Committee, we are pleased to announce the following students that have been awarded an Ohio Troopers Coalition Memorial Scholarship!

 

  • The Patrolman George A. Conn Memorial Scholarship was presented to Madison Kisner, the daughter of Ron and Tammy Kisner (Post 90 - Milan)

 

  • The Trooper Jonathan P. Seabolt Memorial Scholarship was presented to Jeffrey McClelland, the son of Rob and Becky McClelland (Post 44 – Ironton)

 

  • The Sergeant Harold K. Hanning Memorial Scholarship was presented to George King, the son of George and Diane King (GHQ – Aviation)

 

  • The Patrolman Carl L. Thrush Memorial Scholarship was presented to Emily Schneider, the daughter of Ron and Dala Schneider (Post 78 - Warren)

 

There were a number of very qualified applicants for the limited number of scholarships awarded and we are proud of each student that submitted an application.  Their accomplishments are all remarkable and the results of hard work and focused goals that they set for their career and personal life.

                         


 

 

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.

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE BENEFICIARY DESIGNATION FORM

 

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

 


 

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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