Mark J. Tekulve started his term as Prosecutor on January 4, 2021, having been elected in November of 2020. Mark is a lifelong Clermont County resident. He graduated from Xavier University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts. He attended law school at the University of Dayton and was admitted to the Supreme Court Bar in 1987. In 1988, Mark was admitted to practice before the United States District Court.
Mark worked as an Assistant Prosecutor in Clermont County from 1989 until 2007. He practiced in County Court, Common Pleas Court, and then became the Chief Assistant in Municipal Court from 1990 to 2000.
Prosecutor Mark J. Tekulve announces Improvements for Law Enforcement Partners
In 2022, my office completed its transition to Matrix Prosecutor, a digital case management system that allows my office to more efficiently manage critical cases using the most advanced case monitoring technology. As part of this transition, our partners in law enforcement, the Sheriff’s Office, as well as the township and village police departments now enter their case information directly into to the Matrix Prosecutor system.
One challenge with this transition is a number of our local law enforcement agencies currently use a record management system provided by the Attorney General’s office known as OHLEG SWIFT RMS that does not directly interface with Matrix Prosecutor. As a result, many officers must “double enter” case information into the Swift and Matrix systems. After speaking with the police chiefs from Goshen Township, City of Loveland, City of Milford, Pierce Township, Village of Batavia, Village of Bethel, Village of New Richmond, Village of Owensville, and the Village of Williamsburg about this double entry conundrum, I reached out to Attorney General Yost, whose team jumped into action and worked with Matrix to figure out a solution.
Last week I received notice from the Attorney General that he received funding to integrate the OHLEG SWIFT RMS and Matrix systems before the end of 2023. This improvement will lead to greater efficiency for local law enforcement and ultimately improve public safety.
Attorney General Yost and his office are an invaluable partner to me and all of Clermont County’s law enforcement agencies. We work with investigators from the Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation to investigate officer involved shootings and complex criminal investigations. The OHLEG SWIFT RMS system is provided at no cost to local law enforcement agencies, saving Clermont County townships and villages hundreds of thousands of dollars each year.
I cannot say enough about the local police chiefs and law enforcement officers who I have the privilege of working with every day. We are able to celebrate this success because they brought their concerns to my attention. I invite all of my Clermont County law enforcement partners to reach out to me and my office with your challenges, concerns, and your ideas on how we can improve processes and provide better service to the people of Clermont County. Finally, I want to thank the people of Clermont County for giving me the opportunity to be their voice for justice.
Together we are making Clermont County an even better place to live, work, and raise our families.