Response to Dayton Daily News Article

July 25, 2018

The Dayton Daily News included an article on July 25, 2018, regarding the Riverside Police Department losing access to a reporting system managed by the State of Ohio; ‘Riverside police lost access to crime-fighting tool in cyber-attack,’ Will Garbe, Writer. The article cites the Department lost a tool to assist in crime fighting. The actual incident is a temporary inability to make a paper copy of past reports.

The Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway (OHLEG) system was used for many years to store the Riverside Police Departments records. In June of last year (2017) we moved to a different system to record all of the data, however, the older files are still retained in the OHLEG system.

Presently, the department does not have access to older files as the State of Ohio was concerned about a cyber-attack perpetrated against the City. We are currently following the protocol outlined by the State of Ohio Attorney General to restore our account with OHLEG and outlining an alternative method of retrieving the older reports.

Existing Riverside Police Department cases already sent to the Prosecutor’s office are still under review by said office and will not affect the older files currently inaccessible per the OHLEG.

We continue to respond to calls from both the residents and businesses. The department’s ability to obtain past reports in no way disrupts our performance or efficiency to serve and protect the Riverside community.


Chief Frank Robinson

Last modified: July 25, 2018

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