ANDOVER_The TAG Law Enforcement Task Force and the Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Office recognized Pymatuning Valley High School Multi-Media Class. The class produced award winning Anti-Drug PSA’s for use by the task force in its community drug education efforts. The contest offered a first-place award of $1,000 and $250 for second place. Class instructor Scott Wludyga, thanked the task force for offering a competition like this to students. and said it was a learning experience for him, as the students researched their work. TAG members shared important messages about “character” and making “good choices”. TAG brought a $1,250 check and pizza for the presentation.
The TAG Law Enforcement Task Force is a multi-county agency that was formed by the Sheriffs in the counties of Trumbull and Ashtabula. We are a major crimes unit that will focus investigations on drug traffickers, gangs, firearm traffickers, and Homeland Security issues. The process to form TAG began shortly after September 11, 2001, when the Sheriff’s determined that communication on crime in our counties could be improved by our regionalization. TAG consists of deputy sheriffs having full law enforcement powers in each of the participating counties. TAG also enlists the assistance of federal and state law enforcement agencies in the pursuit of our mission. Participating agencies include: Trumbull and Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Office and Niles Police Department. TAG would like to improve quality of life issues by reducing crime in our communities.