Mission Statement:

The Ohio Task Force Commanders’ Association exists and operates as a unified body, which partners with the State of Ohio to promote professionalism and cooperation through the sharing of information and resources in order to target the flow of illegal drugs and organized criminal activity into Ohio communities, ensuring the safety and security of Ohio’s citizens.

Our purpose:

 To maintain cooperation among all drug task forces in Ohio, and to assist in developing new Ohio drug task forces

To maintain the highest standards of professionalism in task force operations and to encourage best practices

To promote and maintain the highest standards of ethics, integrity and honesty throughout Ohio drug task forces

To provide forums for information exchange and to encourage deconflicition of information pertaining to our enforcement activities

To provide and coordinate training and assistance to Ohio’s drug task forces

To have an Executive Board that governs our association through a set of written by-laws and overall purpose of the association

To maintain a cooperative relationship with other professional organizations on matters of mutual interest which further the purposes of the Ohio Task Force Commander’s Association

To provide drug awareness education in our communities and schools, to support our prevention and treatment partners and to promote and encourage acceptance of new programs/ideas that can prove beneficial to the health of Ohio’s residents.

OTFCA Board Members


Jeff Solic
Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force

Vice President

Dennis Lowe
Major Crimes Unit – Fairfield County


Dennis Cavanaugh
Lorain County Drug Task Force


Jeff Capretto
Westshore Enforcement Bureau (WEB)

Past President

Mike Brem
RANGE Task Force

Regional Representatives


Ken Coontz


Don Hall


Steve Arrasmith


Dave Marcum

At Large

Paul Cortright

For Task Force Membership

To Download informational brochure – Click here.

To Download Membership Application – Click here.

Applications should be sent to:

Lorain County Sheriff’s Office
Attention: D Cavanaugh
9896 Murray Ridge Rd
Elyria, Ohio 44035