The Lorain County Board of Commissioners and the Lorain County Solid Waste Management District (District) are pleased to announce that the Environmental Crimes Unit deputies have received a new vehicle to aid in their efforts of enforcing Ohio’s Environmental laws.
The Environmental Crimes Unit consists of two Lorain County Sheriff Deputies funded by the District as part of its Solid Waste Plan. The new truck is a 2021 Chevrolet Silverado Police Special Service vehicle, equipped with 4-wheel drive enabling the deputies to get back into the areas where the general public wouldn’t typically have a reason to go. In addition, the truck bed can accommodate transporting the equipment necessary for installing or removing surveillance cameras or collecting evidence from illegal dump sites.
While the purchase came in at $39,880.19, the unit was able to reuse approximately $10,800 in communications and computer equipment from the vehicle being removed from the service fleet.
Lorain County Commissioner David J. Moore noted that “This new vehicle will allow the deputies even more access to investigating the rural areas where illegal dumping typically occurs. This is a warning; the Environmental Crimes Unit takes these violations seriously and is prepared to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law.” For additional information please call David Blevins, District Director with Lorain County Solid Waste Management District at 440-329-5442.