OTFCA: Pickaway County

South Central Ohio Major Crimes Unit

The Major Crimes Unit is an Ohio HIDTA multijurisdictional law enforcement task force that serves the citizens of Fairfield, and Pickaway counties.  The unit also provides drug enforcement services to the city of Logan in Hocking County, and the campus of Ohio University. These jurisdictions with a combined population of over 250,000 people include U.S. Routes 33 & 23 which connect Columbus to the Ohio River. The Major Crimes Unit employs a comprehensive strategy combining complex conspiracy investigations targeting sources of supply, street-level enforcement aimed at addressing quality of life complaints in the community, and a robust outreach program providing expedited access to treatment and recovery options outside of the criminal justice system.  This holistic approach to public services seeks to create and maintain strategic collaborations with its participating law enforcement agencies, community leaders, community stakeholders and members of the public.

Mission Statement of the South-Central Ohio Major Crimes Unit:
“To Legally, Ethically, Professionally, and Morally enforce controlled substance statutes and provide meaningful outreach to those with substance use disorders.”
Dennis Lowe bio
Dennis Lowe, Commander
Dennis Lowe is the Commander of the South-Central Ohio Major Crimes Unit. Commander Lowe has been in law enforcement since 1984 and has spent the past thirty-five years in the specialized field of drug enforcement. Prior to becoming the Commander, he spent eighteen years working for the Ohio Attorney General’s Office Bureau of Criminal Investigation where he was assigned to the narcotics division and became a nationally recognized expert in the clandestine manufacture of drugs. Throughout his career Commander Lowe has worked tirelessly to make communities across the state of Ohio safer and bring an innovative approach to stemming the flow of illegal drugs into the jurisdictions he has served. Commander Lowe is the President of the Ohio Task Force Commanders Association, Secretary of the National Narcotic Officers Association Coalition, Chairman of the Ohio Deflection Association, and the Past President of the Ohio Narcotics Association of Regional Coordinating Officers.
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Fairfield County
Pickaway County

Dennis Lowe