Northern Border Initiative

The Northern Border Initiative (NBI) was organized by the Ohio Department of Public Safety and its division of Homeland Security. The NBI brings together several law enforcement agencies for the purpose of sharing information, training together, and patrolling areas jointly. One of the duties of this initiative include maritime patrols of the United States border with Canada aboard a specially outfitted law enforcement patrol boat that is operated through the Lorain County Sheriff's Department. The Avon Police Department has three (3) officers assigned to the NBI.