Ravenna, OH

Tactics Used

Reverse stings
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Web stings
License suspension

Ravenna is a city in Portage County, Ohio with a population of approximately 11,000.  At least one reverse sting has been conducted in the city.  In 2006, the Ravenna Police Department and the  Portage County Drug Task Force responded to community complaints about prostitution by conducting a reverse sting that resulted in the arrest of four johns.  The names, ages, and street addresses of the arrestees were released to the media.

Key Partners

  • Ravenna Police Department
  • Portage County Drug Task Force
State Ohio
Type City
Population 11422
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