XENIA — The Xenia Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is hosting an open house to celebrate the patrol’s 90th anniversary.
The open house — from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15 — allows patrol personnel, including troopers, dispatchers and professional staff, to interact with the public they serve, according to a release from the post. Members of the community can tour the facility, ask questions, and learn about employment opportunities with the patrol.
A recruiter will be on-site to assist with any recruitment questions and help with the application process. As part of the patrol’s 90th anniversary activities, the patrol is partnering with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Ohio to help educate families about this free book program for Ohio’s littlest learners. Families with kids under the age of five can enroll their children into the program during the open house. After enrollment, the Imagination Library mails children one book each month until their fifth birthday at no cost to families. All Ohio children are eligible for this program. To learn more, visit https://ohioimaginationlibrary.org/.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol began on Nov. 15, 1933, when the first 60 patrolmen earned their commissions following training at Camp Perry and began patrolling Ohio’s roads. Throughout the patrol’s nine decades, the mission has always been the same — to save lives. Founders envisioned an agency that showed compassion and sincerity, and promoted the safety and welfare for all Ohioans.
The Xenia patrol post is at 517 Union Road.