The Governor wants the two sides to air out their differences.
For decades there has been friction between the Ohio State Highway Patrol and county sheriff's offices across Ohio. During a law enforcement conference in Columbus, Gov. John Kasich suggested the two sides sit down discuss what is bothering them.
"You just have to push for it because it's a missed opportunity to not have everybody in law enforcement airing their differences and working together," Kasich said.
He's offered up the Governor's Residence as a possible location for a future summit.
Attorney General Mike DeWine says it's nothing new. He remembers the two agencies rubbing each other the wrong way back when he was a prosecutor in Greene County.
"The problem with the sheriffs and the Patrol is some times overblown and exaggerated, but it does exist."
However, DeWine notes cooperation is necessary every day out on the road.
In Ohio it is up to local police and sheriff's deputies to investigate crimes, while the Ohio State Highway Patrol sticks to the highways and major roads for traffic enforcement. Lately, the Highway Patrol has been doing more in the way of intercepting drugs and looking for other criminal activity.
The Buckeye State Sheriff's Association has successfully fought off any efforts to convert the Highway Patrol into a State Police similar to what is found in surrounding states.