Ohio Senate Bill 215 regarding the licensing of individuals to carry a concealed weapon was signed by Governor Mike Dewine on Monday, March 14, 2022. This law DOES NOT take effect until June 13, 2022.
There is a link below to view Ohio Senate Bill 215.
Over the following year, we will be transitioning to a new uniform patch design. During this time you will see both styles on officer's uniforms. The old patch will still be used on the dress jacket.
The old patch design has been used by the Portsmouth Police Department since 1993.