U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio met Tuesday with the Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association to mark National Police Week.
During the meeting, Brown arranged for the officers to receive a demonstration of the high-tech screening devices that local law enforcement would get under his Providing Officers with Electronic Resources, or POWER, Act.
Brown discussed his bipartisan bill, which would help Ohio law enforcement officers better detect fentanyl, protect themselves from accidental overdoses, and investigate drug crimes.
The bill would give Ohio officers access to the same high-tech screening equipment that Brown secured for federal Customs and Border Protection agents to use to help stop fentanyl at the border.