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Peace Officer Basic Training Commanders Manual, Effective 6-1-10

Peace Officer Basic Training Commanders Manual, Effective 6-1-10

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School Commander Manual for Peace Officer Basic Training

OHIO PEACE OFFICER TRAINING COMMISSION

Revised 6.3.11.ao

Robert Fiatal, Executive Director robert.fiatal@ohioattorneygeneral.gov Field Agents and Certification Officers

(740)-845-2757 Fax: (866) 239-1203

Please contact Certification Officers for specific questions about the status of school openings and closings, and commander and instructor qualifications. Please contact Field Officers for ongoing issues directly related to your particular school. You can use the chart and regional map on the next pages to determine the assigned Field Agent and Certification Officer. North Central Region Field Agent

Jonathan Lieber (440) 258-2865 (866) 440-6157 – Fax jonathan.lieber@ohioattorneygeneral.gov

North East Region Field Agent

Toni DiSalvo (330) 414-3202 (330) 788-4015 – Fax toni.disalvo@ohioattorneygeneral.gov

North West Region Field Agent

Greg Brillhart (740) 412-4993 (866) 846-8194 – Fax gregory.brillhart@ohioattorneygeneral.gov

South East Region Field Agent

Mike McGreevy (740) 270-9043 (866) 449-7533 – Fax michael.mcgreevy@ohioattorneygeneral.gov

South West Region Field Agent

Matt Lyons (937) 367-5654 (866) 449-7528 – Fax matthew.lyons@ohioattorneygeneral.gov

Certification Officer Information: Mary Broyles (740)845-2699 (866)789-6975 – Fax mary.broyles@ohioattorneygeneral.gov (740)845-2674 (866)769-6918 – Fax justin.cain@ohioattorneygeneral.gov (740)845-2692 (866)451-8803 – Fax arienne.fauber@ohioattorneygeneral.gov

Justin Cain

Arienne Fauber

Jill Gregory

(740)845-2693 (866)408-7694 – Fax brenda.gregory@ohioattorneygeneral.gov

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County Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

County Name Adams Allen Ashland Ashtabula Athens Auglaize Belmont Brown Butler Carroll Champaign Clark Clermont Clinton Columbiana Coshocton Crawford Cuyahoga Darke Defiance Delaware Erie Fairfield Fayette Franklin Fulton Gallia

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Probation Parole Bailiff Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory

SF400's CPT Prior Equivalent Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory

Firearms Requalification Mary Broyles Justin Cain Justin Cain Justin Cain Mary Broyles Justin Cain Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Justin Cain Justin Cain Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Justin Cain Justin Cain Justin Cain Justin Cain Mary Broyles Justin Cain Justin Cain Justin Cain Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Justin Cain Mary Broyles

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County Number 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53

County Name Geauga Greene Guernsey Hamilton Hancock Hardin Harrison Henry Highland Hocking Holmes Huron Jackson Jefferson Knox Lake Lawrence Licking Logan Lorain Lucas Madison Mahoning Marion Medina Meigs

POBT Refresher Updates Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory

Private Security Justin Cain Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Justin Cain Justin Cain Justin Cain Justin Cain Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Justin Cain Justin Cain Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Justin Cain Justin Cain Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Justin Cain Justin Cain Justin Cain Mary Broyles Justin Cain Justin Cain Justin Cain Mary Broyles

Corrections Jailer Justin Cain Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Justin Cain Justin Cain Justin Cain Justin Cain Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Justin Cain Justin Cain Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Justin Cain Justin Cain Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Justin Cain Justin Cain Justin Cain Mary Broyles Justin Cain Justin Cain Justin Cain Mary Broyles

Probation Parole Bailiff Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory

SF400's CPT Prior Equivalent Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory

Firearms Requalification Justin Cain Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Justin Cain Justin Cain Justin Cain Justin Cain Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Justin Cain Justin Cain Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Justin Cain Justin Cain Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Justin Cain Justin Cain Justin Cain Mary Broyles Justin Cain Justin Cain Justin Cain Mary Broyles

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County Number 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79

County Name Mercer Miami Monroe Montgomery Morgan Morrow Muskingum Noble Ottawa Paulding Perry Pickaway Pike Portage Preble Putnam Richland Ross Sandusky Scioto Seneca Shelby Stark Summit Trumbull Tuscarawas

POBT Refresher Updates Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber

Private Security Justin Cain Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Justin Cain Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Justin Cain Justin Cain Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Justin Cain Mary Broyles Justin Cain Justin Cain Mary Broyles Justin Cain Mary Broyles Justin Cain Justin Cain Justin Cain Justin Cain Justin Cain Justin Cain

Corrections Jailer Justin Cain Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Justin Cain Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Justin Cain Justin Cain Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Justin Cain Mary Broyles Justin Cain Justin Cain Mary Broyles Justin Cain Mary Broyles Justin Cain Justin Cain Justin Cain Justin Cain Justin Cain Justin Cain

Probation Parole Bailiff Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber

SF400's CPT Prior Equivalent Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber

Firearms Requalification Justin Cain Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Justin Cain Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Justin Cain Justin Cain Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Justin Cain Mary Broyles Justin Cain Justin Cain Mary Broyles Justin Cain Mary Broyles Justin Cain Justin Cain Justin Cain Justin Cain Justin Cain Justin Cain

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County Number 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88

County Name Union Van Wert Vinton Warren Washington Wayne Williams Wood Wyandot

POBT Refresher Updates Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber

Private Security Justin Cain Justin Cain Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Justin Cain Justin Cain Justin Cain Justin Cain

Corrections Jailer Justin Cain Justin Cain Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Justin Cain Justin Cain Justin Cain Justin Cain

Probation Parole Bailiff Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber

SF400's CPT Prior Equivalent Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Jill Gregory Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber Arienne Fauber

Firearms Requalification Justin Cain Justin Cain Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Mary Broyles Justin Cain Justin Cain Justin Cain Justin Cain

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Southeast Region Mike McGreevy – Field Agent Phone: 740-270-9043 Fax: 866-449-7533

Northeast Region Toni DiSalvo – Field Agent Phone: 330-414-3202 Fax: 330-788-4015

North Central Region John Lieber – Field Agent Phone: 440-258-2865 Fax: 866-440-6157

Northwest Region Greg Brillhart – Field Agent Phone: 740-412-4993 Fax: 866-846-8194 Southwest Region Matthew Lyons – Field Agent Phone: 937-367-5654 Fax: 866-449-7528

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Professional Standards Division Amy O‘Grady, Deputy Director Kelly Shore, Administrative Assistant (740) 845-2683 (740) 845-2684

Please contact the Word Processing Specialists listed under the following subject areas about forms, certificates or other general questions. Bailiff/Deputy Bailiff Basic Training School enrollment information, Lynn Henry Certificates & duplicate certificates, Lynn Henry Instructor certification, Brittany Thompson Canine Unit and Evaluator Training Evaluator certification, Lynn Henry Unit certification, Lynn Henry Training facility approval, Lynn Henry Corrections Officer Basic Training School enrollment information, Lynn Henry Certificates & duplicate certificates, Lynn Henry Instructor certification, Brittany Thompson Firearms Requalification Instructor certification, Lynn Henry Jailer Basic Training School enrollment information, Lynn Henry Certificates & duplicate certificates, Lynn Henry Instructor certification, Brittany Thompson Peace Officer Basic & Refresher Training Certificates & duplicate certificates, Sheryl Shaw School enrollment information, Sheryl Shaw Criminal history checks, Sheryl Shaw Open enrollment letters, Sheryl Shaw Decertification, Sheryl Shaw Instructor certification, Brittany Thompson Peace Officer Certification Appointment & work history, Lori Rinehart Public records requests, Tiffany Cerana Continuing Professional Training, Tiffany Cerana Terminations, Judy Wilson

(740) 845-2685 (740) 845-2754

(740) 845-2685

(740) 845-2685 (740) 845-2754

(740) 845-2685

(740) 845-2685 (740) 845-2754

(740) 845-2689

(740) 845-2754

(740) 845-2687 (740) 845-2753 (740) 845-2753 (740) 845-2668

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Private Security Basic Training School enrollment information, LaDonna Stoltz Certificates & duplicate certificates, LaDonna Stoltz Instructor certification, Brittany Thompson Instructor course equivalency, Brittany Thompson Probation/Parole Officer Firearms Training School enrollment information, Lynn Henry Certificates & duplicate certificates Instructor certification, Brittany Thompson Testing Lori Wachtel
Email addresses for Professional Standards Staff: Amy O‘Grady Kelly Shore Lynn Henry Lori Rinehart Sheryl Shaw LaDonna Stoltz Brittany Thompson Lori Wachtel Judy Wilson

(740) 845-2688 (740) 845-2688 (740) 845-2754 (740)-845-2754

(740) 845-2685 (740) 845-2754

(740) 845-2690

(amy.o‘grady@ohioattorneygeneral.gov) (kelly.shore@ohioattorneygeneral.gov) (lynn.henry@ohioattorneygeneral.gov) (lori.rinehart@ohioattorneygeneral.gov) (sheryl.shaw@ohioattorneygeneral.gov) (ladonna.stoltz@ohioattorneygeneral.gov) (brittany.thompson@ohioattorneygeneral.gov) (lori.wachtel@ohioattorneygeneral.gov) (judy.wilson@attorneygeneral.gov)

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Introduction An Overview of the Training Academy Process
This manual is designed to assist School Commanders in conducting OPOTC approved Peace Officer Basic Training programs. The format is intended to be an easy-to-follow, step-by-step outline of the process broken down into eight sections: Section One: Section Two: Section Three: Section Four: Section Five: Section Six: Section Seven: Section Eight: Application and Pre-opening Organization Opening Audit Enrollment Packet Training Requirements Ongoing Procedures Closing Audit State Certification Examination Post-closing Procedures

Included in each section are related requirements, procedures, policies and explanations for proper completion and sequence of the required OPOTC forms for Peace Officer Basic Training. All OPOTC forms can be found at the OPOTC web site. The commission intends to provide all School Commanders with the resources and assistance required to run OPOTC approved training programs smoothly from the initial application to the final awarding of student certificates. It is vitally important that School Commanders communicate with the OPOTC Field Agent for their respective region at all phases of the training program. Should any questions or problems arise, School Commanders should immediately contact and consult with their respective Field Agent for guidance on how to proceed.

Glossy of Terms
A number of terms and phrases are used throughout the discussion of OPOTC regulations and requirements pertaining to Peace Officer Basic Training. While not comprehensive, the following glossary should help familiarize new School Commanders with some of these terms and phrases. a. Academy: The institution which is part of a state, county, municipal corporation, public school district, technical college district or the Department of Natural Resources approved by the Executive Director to conduct Peace Officer Basic Training. b. Application: School Commanders intending to conduct an OPOTC Peace Officer Basic Training program must first apply for OPOTC approval of their proposed training academy. In this sense, the word ―academy‖ refers to a particular class of students. Once OPOTC approval is granted for a class of students, a school number will be assigned that is unique to that individual class, e.g. BAS10-025, which includes the type of academy (Peace Officer Basic Training), the academy year (2010), and the number assigned to that particular class (the 25th Peace Officer Basic Training class of the year 2010). c. Appointment: A duly authorized law enforcement agency or other branch of government may appoint and designate a person as a ―peace officer‖, as defined in Ohio Revised Code Section 109.71(A). However, a person appointed as a peace officer may not perform the functions of a peace officer unless and until they have received an OPOTC Peace Officer Basic Training Certificate. For 10

OPOTC to consider a student as having appointed status, the appointment form must include the signature of the appropriate appointing authority, the signor‘s title, the section of the Ohio Revised Code authorizing the appointment, the appointee‘s position or title with the agency, and the appointee‘s signature. This document must also be notarized. OPOTC provides form SF400adm, for this specific purpose. It is highly recommended, however, that National Webcheck fingerprint based background inquiries be initiated at the earliest opportunity to avoid administrative delays. d. Attendance: The OPOTC Peace Officer Basic Training program consists of a minimum number of hours of training, divided into mandatory and non-mandatory topics. No student may miss any portion of a mandatory topic. No student may miss more than five percent (5%) of the non-mandatory training hours. e. Audit: OPOTC certification and compliance staff will conduct reviews of all records for any OPOTC approved training program. At a minimum, this will consist of an opening audit before OPOTC approval has been given for the course, an enrollment audit, and a final, or closing audit. School Commanders are required to cooperate in the scheduling and completion of any audit requested by OPOTC staff. f. Break In Service: A peace officer who has previously been awarded a certificate of basic training, any peace officer described in Ohio Administrative Code Section 109:2-1-12(A)(2), or a state highway patrol trooper described in Ohio Revised Code Section 5503.01 who is appointed to a peace officer position falling under Ohio Revised Code Section 109.71(A) is considered to have a break in service if they have not been appointed as a peace officer for a period greater than one year but less than four years. g. Enrollment Packet Audit: A review of the Student Enrollment information by the OPOTC compliance staff. This information must be completed and made available to the Field Agent by the third day of class in which OPOTC topics are taught. h. Final Audit: Sometimes referred to as a Closing Audit, this audit takes place after the completion of training, but prior to the OPOTC Peace Officer Certification Examination. The purpose of this audit is to determine whether the students have met all OPOTC training requirements and are eligible to take the state certification examination. i. Instructors: An instructor is a person certified by OPOTC to teach OPOTC training topics. In Peace Officer Basic Training programs, instructors fall into two categories: 1. Unit Instructors, authorized by OAC 109:2-1-06(A), and 2. Special Subject Instructors, authorized by OAC 109:2-1-06(B) j. Notice of Violation (NOV): Whenever a School Commander, instructor(s), or both, violate OPOTC rules, the Executive Director will notify them by letter indicating the violations(s) involved and the steps necessary to correct them. For NOV‘s purposes, OPOTC rules consist of Ohio Revised Code and Ohio Administrative Code provisions pertaining to OPOTC training programs, and any requirements set forth in the OPOTC School Commander Manual. School Commanders will have the opportunity to respond to the NOV‘s in writing to the Executive Director. NOV‘s are maintained in a School Commander‘s or Instructor‘s file and may be used as the basis for the suspension or revocation of a School Commander‘s or Instructor‘s certificate. All revocations of certificates are subject to the provisions of Ohio Revised Code section 119.06. 11

k. On-Site Inspection: The Field Agent assigned to a Peace Officer Basic Academy will inspect and approve all facilities for that school to include: classroom facilities, running track, firearms range, and driving facilities once every three years. The assigned Field Agent will also inspect and approve all changed facilities. l. OAC: Ohio Administrative Code m. OPOTC: Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission n. ORC: Ohio Revised Code o. Open Enrollment – A person who is enrolled in an Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training program and is employed by a law enforcement agency and has not received an appointment as a peace officer (OAC 109:2-1-02(I)). p. Opening Audit: A review of the application and supporting documents by the Field Agent. This audit must be conducted at least 21 days prior to the first day that OPOTC topics are scheduled to be taught. q. Peace Officer: A peace officer is defined in Ohio Revised Code Section 109.71(A), and Ohio Administrative Code Section 109:2-1-02(E). r. Prior Equivalent Training Credit/Reciprocity Credit: Pursuant to OAC 109:2-1-12(B), an appointed student intending to enroll in Peace Officer Basic Training who has successfully completed prior training or education other than under the auspices of OPOTC may request credit for that portion of the basic training course that is equivalent to training previously completed. Training or education which shall be accepted includes training or education certified by another state or government agency, military service, the state highway patrol, or a college, university or other educational institution. However, no credit will be given for experience that is not part of formal training or education program. Appointed officers desiring prior equivalent training credit must request a prior equivalent training evaluation. The OPOTC will then issue the officer a letter of determination indicating the type and amount of training the officer will be required to complete. After receiving the letter of determination, the officer may enroll in a Peace Officer Basic Training program as a prior equivalency student and must complete all of their training in one basic training academy. s. Refresher Training: Open enrollment students who are appointed as peace officers greater than one year, but less than two years, after they have received their OPOTC training certificate will be required to complete a Refresher training program. Likewise, previously appointed peace officers or Ohio State Highway Patrol officers who have a break in service greater then one year, but less than four years, will be required to complete a Refresher training program. School Commanders may conduct the Refresher course as a stand-alone training academy or may place students needing the refresher program into a Peace Officer Basic Training class. However, students so placed must attend all of the class hours of each Refresher topic as that topic is scheduled in the Peace Officer Basic Training program. In addition, if a School Commander chooses to add hours to a Refresher topic, the student must attend all of the hours of the Refresher topic. At the conclusion of the required Refresher topics, the student must complete the state Refresher Certification Examination. Officers required to complete refresher training may not enroll in a Refresher Training program until their appointing authority has received the OPOTC Refresher Training determination letter. In addition, officers must complete all refresher topics within the same training academy class. 12

t. School: Any basic training program for peace officers as certified by the Executive Director of the OPOTC. u. Skills Area: The Peace Officer Basic Training curriculum contains certain psychomotor skills areas that each student must successfully complete, and then pass a practical examination. These skills areas are: Firearms, Subject Control, Driving, First Aid and Physical Conditioning. v. Student Performance Objective (SPO): Student Performance Objectives are concepts or particular items within the curriculum upon which the state certification examination is based. w. Training Recruits: A training recruit is a full-time employee of a law enforcement agency whose primary duty is to attend and successfully complete Peace Officer Basic Training. Upon completion of their training, the agency appoints them as a peace officer. See Ohio Administrative Code Section 109.2-1.02(H). x. Update/Mandate Training: If a previously appointed peace officer or Ohio State Highway Patrol officer has a break in service greater than one year, but less than 4 years, the officer shall be required to complete any training requirements the General Assembly may have mandated after that officer completed basic training. The OPOTC will issue an update training determination and notify the officer‘s appointing authority if any training updates are required. Alternatively, the officer may preemptively complete the update training. Like the Refresher training program, School Commanders may conduct update training as a stand-alone training academy, or place update students into a Peace Officer Basic Training class. This training may also be taken online through OHLEG.

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Section 1 Application & Pre-Opening Organization
This section explains the requirements to be a School Commander, or an Instructor and requirements of teaching facilities. 1.1 School Commanders

1.1.1. A person desiring to become a School Commander for any OPOTC approved training program must submit an application to the OPOTC for approval. The School Commander‘s application must be filed and approved by the OPOTC before any other action may be taken. 1.1.2 A person applying to become a School Commander must be associated with an existing or proposed training academy. The minimum qualifications for a Peace Officer Basic Training School Commander are established by Ohio Administrative Code Section 109.2-1-05(A), and are as follows: a. High school graduate or possession of a General Education Development (GED) certificate; b. At least seven (7) years of experience as a full-time law enforcement officer, including two (2) years as a full-time law enforcement supervisor; c. Completion of ninety (90) quarter hours or sixty (60) semester hours at an accredited college or university; d. Three (3) professional references from current police administrators with the rank of lieutenant or above; and e. No convictions for a felony offense, a crime of moral turpitude or any other peace officer disqualifying offense. 1.1.4 After the application is approved, the applicant must have a School Commander‘s Orientation conducted by an OPOTC Field Agent. Once completed, the orientation paperwork (including an on-site inspection, if needed) will be forwarded to the OPOTC for final approval and certification. This certification process must be completed before any other action may be taken. All newly approved School Commanders must attend the next School Commander‘s Conference. School Commanders cannot miss two (2) consecutive School Commander‘s conferences. Only OPOTC certified School Commanders may conduct OPOTC approved training programs. School Commanders approved for a particular training academy may not permit any other person to function as the School Commander. If the School Commander of record will be absent for an extended period of time (e.g. vacation, illness, etc.), another OPOTC certified School Commander must be designated in writing. This written designation must be submitted to the Field Agent. School Commanders may not enroll in any part of a Peace Officer Basic Training class for which they are the School Commander.

1.1.3

1.1.5 1.1.6 1.1.7 1.1.8

1.1.9

1.1.10 School Commanders shall not conduct simultaneous schools in different locations. 14

1.2
1.2.1

Teaching Facilities
Only the following organizations may request approval for a Peace Officer Basic Training academy: the state, counties, municipal corporations, public school districts, technical college districts, and the Department of Natural Resources. Ohio Administrative Code Section 109.2-1-08 requires that, at a minimum, all Peace Officer Basic Training academies shall have the following facilities and equipment: a. b. c. d. e. f. A classroom with adequate heating, lighting, ventilation and restroom facilities; A chalkboard and chalk, or equivalent; Tables and chairs suitable for writing or seats with an arm for writing; Audio-visual equipment; A lectern, stand, or table for the Instructor‘s use; A gymnasium or large indoor area for teaching defensive tactics and other physical skills topics supplied with appropriate training and safety equipment; g. Access to an OPOTC approved firearms range; h. Access to an OPOTC approved driving track; i. Any other equipment, facilities, program, or software as required by the OPOTC Executive Director.

1.2.2

1.2.3 1.2.4 1.2.5

Facilities must have access to both men‘s and women‘s restrooms. All classrooms must meet applicable building and fire codes. The OPOTC Field Agent assigned to a training academy must conduct an on-site inspection and approve the teaching facilities at the following times: a. b. c. d. When a new academy or facility is proposed; When a previously inspected training site is changed; At any time upon request by OPOTC staff; Every three (3) years.

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1.3
1.3.1

Instructors
Only OPOTC certified instructors may teach OPOTC topics during OPOTC approved training programs. The School Commander is responsible for ensuring that each instructor is properly certified to teach in the Peace Officer Basic Training program. To become an OPOTC certified unit instructor, a person must apply to the OPOTC for certification. Instructor applications must be signed by an OPOTC certified Peace Officer Basic Training School Commander. The minimum qualifications for a unit instructor in the Peace Officer Basic Training program are established by Ohio Administrative Code Section 109.2-1-06(A), and are as follows: a. High school graduate or possession of a General Education Development (GED) certificate; b. Five (5) years experience as a full-time law enforcement officer; c. Completion of the OPOTC instructor training program or other similar programs approved by the OPOTC Executive Director; d. Completion of an OPOTC instructor-level training program, if certification is requested for a skills are (e.g. firearms, subject control, driving, ADAP etc.); e. Recommendation of a current Peace Officer Basic Training School Commander.

1.3.2

1.3.3

1.3.4

To become an OPOTC certified special subject instructor, a person must apply to the OPOTC for certification. Instructor applications must be signed by an OPOTC certified Peace Officer Basic Training School Commander. The minimum qualifications for a special subject instructor in the Peace Officer Basic Training program are established by Ohio Administrative Code Section 109:2-1-06(B), and are a follows: a. High school graduate or possession of a General Education Development (GED) certificate; b. Possession of a license in a particular discipline such as medical doctors, attorneys, nurses, judges, teachers of special subjects related to training, etc., or recognition for competency in law enforcement related areas such as probation, corrections, health, fire, drug enforcement, traffic or other special subject or skill areas in which the person has a minimum of five (5) years of full-time experience and training in the subject area to be taught, three (3) years of which must be based on full-time experience; c. Recommendation from a current Peace Officer Basic Training School Commander; d. Special subject instructors may not be approved for the driving or firearms training units and in no case may a special subject instructor be approved for more than five (5) topics in the basic training program.

1.3.5

1.3.6

An instructor‘s certification must be current and shall not expire prior to the date on which the instructor is scheduled to teach during a training academy. Instructors may only teach topics and/or units for which they have been certified. If any OPOTC topics or units are taught by an expired or non-certified instructor, the class may not be allowed to take the state certification examination. Ohio Administrative Code Section 109:2-1-04(E)(2) requires that each Peace Officer Basic Training program utilize at least ten (10) OPOTC approved instructors. In addition, some topics or units require

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a minimum instructor-to-student ration. The School Commander is responsible for ensuring that the minimum number of instructors is met when preparing the school calendar and when the topics or units are actually taught. School Commanders must verify instructor‘s credentials, certified topics and certification numbers. School Commanders shall only list instructors on the application who are scheduled to teach OPOTC topics in that particular training academy. 1.3.8 School Commanders must maintain a copy of the current instructor certificate for each instructor who teaches at their academy. This file of certificates will serve as a guide for School Commanders during schedule preparation and for substitution purposes; the file of instructor certificates must be available for inspection at any time upon request by any OPOTC staff. The School Commander is responsible for ensuring that instructors use the most current version of lesson plans. The School Commander must provide instructors with copies of the OPOTC suggested lesson plans or review the instructor‘s proposed lesson plans to ensure that the instructor covers the OPOTC Student Performance Objectives (SPO‘s), which form the basis for the state certification examination. Instructors are jointly responsible for ensuring that the lesson plans are current and that all SPO‘s are adequately covered.

1.3.9

1.3.10 If a guest instructor is invited to teach certain topics, and OPOTC certified instructor must be present in the classroom at all times. All SPO‘s must be taught by OPOTC certified instructors. 1.3.11 Instructors may not enroll as a student in any class or academy in which they are a scheduled instructor.

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1.4

Students

The School Commander must inform each prospective student of the following: 1.4.1 No person convicted of a felony offense may attend any portion of the Peace Officer Basic Training program. This includes felony convictions that have been sealed or expunged by court order. As part of the enrollment process, a BCI and FBI criminal record check will be conducted on every prospective student. Records that have been expunged or sealed by court order will be opened and reviewed for purposes of attendance in Peace Officer Basic Training, and for purposes of appointment as a peace officer. If the criminal record check reveals a disqualifying arrest or conviction, the OPOTC will notify the student. The student must then submit a certified copy of the final journal entry showing the level of conviction and disposition of the case. If the record has been sealed or expunged, the court order sealing the record of conviction or arrest will also be required. The student must submit the certified copy of the journal entry to the OPOTC Executive Director, who will then consider the matter and issue a letter of determination of eligibility to the student and School Commander. Prospective students subject to a state or federal weapons disability may not participate in any practical portion of the firearms training, or any classroom training that involves the handling of a firearm, unless and until relieved of the disability. A ‗yes‘ answer to any of questions 1 through 18 on the OPOTC Statement of Understanding, SF101unv, will act as a prohibition from the student participating in any practical portion of firearms training or any classroom training that involves the handling of a firearm unless and until the OPOTC Executive Director notifies both the student and the School Commander that the weapons disability issue has been favorably resolved. School Commanders and instructors are responsible for enforcing this rule. School Commanders must take reasonable measures to ensure students possess a valid driver‘s license with operational privileges to participate in any practical portion of driving training. School Commanders and instructors are responsible for enforcing this rule. School Commanders must also maintain documents evidencing their efforts, which must be available for review by OPOTC staff upon request. Prospective students must have attained their 18th birthday prior to the commencement of firearms training. Ohio Revised Code Section 2923.21(A)(3) provides that persons 18 years of age or older but less than 21 years of age may be furnished a handgun for training purposes provided certain conditions are met. School Commanders and instructors are responsible for ensuring that both the student and the instructor(s) are at all times in full compliance with R.C. 2923.21(A)(3).

1.4.2

1.4.3

1.4.4

1.4.5

1.4.6

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1.4.7 Credit for Prior Equivalent Training or Education
1.4.7.1 As provided in OAC 109:2-1-12(B), student who have been appointed as peace officers may, prior to enrollment in a Peace Officer Basic Training program, request credit for topics in which they have received similar prior training. The student shall make such request by completing a Prior Equivalent Training Analysis form, SF410bas. 1.4.7.2 The OPOTC Certification Officer will review the request and supporting documentation to determine the topics and amount of hours of training for which credit may be given. The Certification Officer will then send the appointing agency a letter of determination indicating the topics and number of hours for which the student did not receive credit and must be completed. The student may then enroll in a Peace Officer Basic Training program, but will only be required to attend the topics and hours assigned by the OPOTC letter of determination. Like any other appointed student, prior equivalent students must enroll by the third day of class in which OPOTC topics are taught. 1.4.7.3 Open enrollment students are not eligible for a prior equivalency determination or credit.

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Section 2 Opening Audit
The second phase of the Peace Officer Basic Training program process consists of an opening audit conducted by the OPOTC Field Agent assigned to the region where the training academy is located. The School Commander must contact the Field Agent and schedule an opening audit, to be conducted at least 21 days prior to the first day OPOTC topics are being taught. Submission of the Application At the opening audit, the School Commander will present to the Field Agent all the necessary paperwork, in the order listed below. During the opening audit, the Filed Agent will review these forms to ensure compliance with OPOTC requirements.

2.1
2.1.1

School Application, Form SF100unv
This form must be computer generated or typewritten, and completed in its entirety. Incomplete applications will be returned to the School Commander for completion. Each application must contain the following: a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i. j. k. l. m. n. Type of school (Peace Officer Basic Training); Number of firing points on firearms range; The name and contact information of the appropriate requesting official (ORC 109.73(a)(1)); The name and contact information of the appropriate requesting official (ORC109.73(a)(1)); The academy name (no abbreviations, use same name throughout); The School Commander‘s name and certificate number; The proposed dates of the school, total hours, and number of students; The number of non-mandatory hours; The days of the week and times classes are to be held; The facility address; The firearms range address; Telephone numbers for the School Commander and the facility, including fax, pager and/or cellular phones; E-mail address for the School Commander and academy; The instructors who are scheduled to teach (NOTE: do not list instructors who are not scheduled to teach) listed by last name, first name, middle initial, instructor certificate number, and certificate expiration date; For each instructor, a check mark in the applicable box if they are scheduled to teach a skill area; Firearms range safety officers, who are not OPOTC Peace Officer Basic Trained certified Firearms instructor, indicate by ‗SO‘.

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2.1.2

The School Commander must sign the application on the second page. All Signatures must be original or electronic.

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2.2
2.2.1

School Calendar, Form SF105unv
The School Commander must complete the school calendar using the provided form, SF105unv. The calendar shall contain the topic headings as they appear on the Peace Officer Basic Training Curriculum. Only OPOTC topics are to be listed on the calendar. The training blocks on the school calendar must include: a. b. c. d. e. f. g. Date of instruction (e.g. 03/15/10); Day of instruction (e.g. M, T., or W.); Number of hours of instruction (e.g. 4); Time (e.g. 6 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. or 1899 to 2200; OPOTC topic number (e.g. Topic 8-5); OPOTC topic title (e.g. Stops & Approaches); For skills areas, indicate if training is to be held in classroom, firearms range, gym, driving track, etc.; h. The instructor‘s last name, first name, middle initial and OPOTC instructor certificate number (e.g. Smith, Mark E. BAS2999); do not use rank or title. Safety Officers are to be indicated by ‗SO‘; i. If the academy utilizes more than one classroom, indicate the building name and classroom number.

2.2.2

2.2.3

The OPOTC requires a minimum number of training hours for mandatory and non-mandatory topics. School Commanders are encouraged to exceed this minimum amount. However, any additional hours a School Commander adds to non-mandatory topics will be factored in to the five percent (5%) nonattendance limit. In addition, any additional hours a School Commander adds to a mandatory topic are considered mandatory hours. School Commanders may make, at their discretion, any of the nonmandatory topics mandatory. They may not, however, make any of the mandatory topics nonmandatory. Training that is scheduled for more than five (5) hours per training day must have at least a 30-minute break period. This break period must be evident on the school calendar, and should be scheduled approximately in the middle of the training day. If training exceeds ten (10) hours in a given day, an additional 30-minute break period must be scheduled so that no one block of training time exceeds five (5) consecutive hours without a break. Classes from separate academies may not be joined together for the same training session. For example, if a school has both a daytime program and a concurrent nighttime program, they may not be joined together to share the same classroom and set of instructors. Should a day class and a night class have training at the same facility at the same time (e.g. on a Saturday), they must be scheduled to be in separate classrooms with their own instructor(s). When scheduling firearms training (both classroom and range), School Commanders should allow sufficient time for criminal records checks to be completed prior to the onset of firearms training. Should a School Commander or student receive notification of a potential disqualifying criminal conviction, the School Commander may not permit the student to participate in any practical portion of firearms training or classroom training that involves the student handling a firearm unless and until the problem has been resolved and the OPOTC Executive Director has notified the student and School Commander that the student is cleared for firearms training.

2.2.4

2.2.5

2.2.6

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Note: A student subject to state or federal weapons disability who participates in firearms training may be in violation of state and federal law, punishable as a felony offense. A School Commander who knowingly allows a student with a weapons disability to participate in firearms training may also be criminally liable. 2.2.7 Unit 4, Firearms, must consist of a minimum of 30 hours of live-fire training on the firing range. The remainder of the OPOTC minimum 60 hours of firearms training may be conducted in the classroom. However, training in classrooms set up at the firing range will be counted as classroom training. Unit 12, Physical Conditioning, must be scheduled in blocks not to exceed two (2) hours on any given day, except for the initial assessment, which may be scheduled in a maximum of four (4) hour block. The initial assessment for Unit 12, Physical Conditioning, must be schedule within the first eighty (80) hours of training. The final Physical Conditioning assessment must be scheduled within the last eighty (80) hours of training. Students who do not pass the final assessment will be given the opportunity for one (1) retest. However, the Physical Conditioning final assessment and retest will not count towards the Unit 12 thirty (30) hour minimum training requirement. The 30 hour minimum requirement must be met prior to the final assessment. Testing and retesting are over and beyond the scheduled Physical Conditioning hours. The final assessment and retest must be listed on the school calendar. The hours are not to be reflected on the school calendar or attendance roster, however. Instead, on the attendance roster, list ‗P‘ for present, ‗A‘ for absent, ‗M‘ for medical extension or ‗N‘ for not applicable for those not requiring a retest. Any Physical Conditioning Assessments extended for medical issues will be conducted at the OPOTA in London, Ohio.

2.2.8

2.2.9

2.2.10 The two (2) live drinking sessions in Unit 10-8, Alcohol Detection, Apprehension, and Prosecution (ADAP) must be held on separate calendar days, (i.e. both live drinking sessions may not occur on the same day). 2.2.11 When preparing the school calendar, a minimum of ten (10) OPOTC certified instructors must be scheduled to teach. The School Commander shall consult with the instructors he /she intends to schedule to ensure their availability on proposed dates, and to minimize the need for changes to the school calendar. At least ten instructors must also be used in each academy. No school will be approved with less than ten (10) OPOTC certified instructors in accordance with Ohio Administrative Code Section 109:2-1-04(E). 2.2.12 No Peace Officer Basic Training Academy may last more than one (1) year, unless the academy is part of a college or university degree-granting program. If the academy is part of a college or university degree-granting program, the academy shall not last more than two (2) years without the prior written approval of the OPOTC Executive Director. 2.2.13 The School Commander must ensure that the minimum instructor-to-student ratios are met for the practical portions of all skills area. There are no ratios for classroom training of skills area. The minimum ratios are as follows: a. Unit 4, Firearms, one (1) OPOTC certified firearms instructor for every five (5) students at the firing line. Either a certified firearms instructor or an approved safety officer must be present for all other students not on the firing line. Only an OPOTC certified Peace Officer Basic Training instructor or an OPOTC certified peace officer may be designated as a Firearms Range Safety Officer. No more than two (2) students per firing point may be present at the range during the practical live fire portion of the training. For example, a ten-point range may only have 20 students, (i.e. two relays of 22

ten students each). A class with 40 students would be split into two squads of 20 students, with each 20 student squad receiving a total of 60 hours of training. The instructor-student ratio does not apply to classroom training. However, a minimum of 30 hours of firearms training must be devoted to the firing range; b. Unit 5, Driving, one (1) OPOTC certified driving instructor for every four (4) students during each practical session, with one (1) vehicle for every four (4) students, and no more than four (4) students in each vehicle; c. Unit 6, Subject Control, one (1) OPOTC certified subject control instructor for every ten (10) students; d. Unit 7, First Aid, one (1) OPOTC certified first aid instructor for every fifteen (15) students, with at least one (1) resuscitating mannequin for every fifteen (15) students, unless otherwise prescribed by a nationally recognized certifying agency; e. Topic 10-8, ADAP, one (1) OPOTC certified ADAP instructor for every ten (10) students during live drinking sessions, with at least one (1) drinker for every five (5) students, and at least one (1) safety escort for every drinker. Moreover, each ADAP practical session must consist of a minimum of two (2) ADAP instructors; at least one to supervise the dosing of the drinkers, and at least one to supervise the class. Students and scheduled ADAP instructors may not act as drinkers or safety escorts. For purposes of this rule, ‗student‘ means a student in the class that is training (e.g. ‗day‘ students may participate as drinkers or safety escorts in the ‗night‘ class and vice versa).

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2.3
2.3.1

Student Enrollment List, Form SF110unv
This form lists all students enrolled in the training academy as of the date of the opening audit. This form must contain the follow information: An ‗X‘ in the box indicating that the form is ‗original‘; The complete name of the training academy; The proposed dates of the academy; Each student‘s name in alphabetical order (last name, first name, middle initial); Each student‘s social security number and date of birth; The student‘s status, if applicable (e.g. appointed and appointing agency, or if open enrollment, leave blank); g. The School Commander‘s signature. a. b. c. d. e. f.

2.3.2

The School Commander shall list non-full-time students separately from full-time students. The Peace Officer Basic Training Program is limited to a minimum number of ten (10) students. No proposed Peace Officer Basic Training Academy will be approved for less than ten (10) students without the prior written approval of the OPOTC Executive Director in accordance with Ohio Administrative Code Section 109:2-1-04(E). It is the School Commander‘s responsibility to ensure that the minimum number of students have enrolled prior to scheduling the opening audit with the Field Agent. If a school adds a non-full-time student after classes have started, the School Commander shall complete a new Student Enrollment List, SF110unv, which lists the new student as well as the rest of the class. Student enrollment lists are not required as part of the opening audit for Peace Officer Refresher and Update courses. Peace Officer Refresher and Update courses may be approved for less than ten students.

2.3.3

2.3.4

2.3.5

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2.4
2.4.1

Fingerprinting Requirements
Each prospective student listed on the preliminary student enrollment list must submit their fingerprints via the National Webcheck-Law Enforcement system. This requirement applies to each student, regardless of his/her appointed or open enrollment status. Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 2953.32(D)(9), records of conviction that have been sealed pursuant to court order may be reopened and examined to determine eligibility to receive an OPOTC certificate. In accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 109.77(E)(3), no person convicted of a felony, whether sealed or unsealed, will be permitted to attend Peace Officer Basic Training. The School Commander will provide the student with the OPOTC Request for National Webcheck (SF102unv) form, with instructions to complete the form. The student must take the SF102unv to a National Webcheck site that has law enforcement access and have his/her fingerprints scanned. This must be completed within 90 days of the start date of the academy. The student will return the form to the School Commander. The School Commander will submit the completed form for each student listed on the original student enrollment list. National Webcheck and fingerprint based background investigations are not required for Refresher and Update Courses.

2.4.2

2.4.3

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2.5
2.5.1

Review By Certification Officer
After the Field Agent meets with the School Commander and approves the appropriate documents, the documents will be forwarded to the OPOTC Certification Officer, who will also review the application. If approved, the Certification Officer will issue a distinctive school number to the training academy, and will send an ‗opening letter‘ to the School Commander. The opening letter will indicate that the training academy has been approved and may proceed according to the school calendar. The opening letter will also include the class‘s curriculum code, which will correspond with the appropriate version of the state certification examination. No academy may begin classes unless and until an OPOTC school number has been issued. The OPOTC will not recognize any training class, or portion thereof, conducted prior to the issuance of the opening letter and school number. If a School Commander does not receive written approval at least five (5) days prior to the first scheduled day of training, the School Commander should contact the assigned Field Agent to inquire as to the status of the application. If the start date for the training academy changes for any reason, the assigned school number shall immediately become void, and the School Commander must re-apply for a new school number at least 21 days prior to the new start date. If the application is denied, the School Commander will be notified of the denial and the reasons for it, along with suggested corrective measures to remedy the problem. No application will be approved unless and until any problems have been connected to the satisfaction of the OPOTC Executive Director.

2.5.2

2.5.3

2.5.4

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Section 3 Enrollment Packet
The third phase of the training academy process consists of the Enrollment Packet, which the School Commander must submit to the Field Agent no later than the third day of OPOTC topics. The enrollment forms are described below and listed as required by type of student.

3.1

Forms
No later than the third day of OPOTC topics, the School Commander shall have prepared the necessary forms.

3.1.1 OPOTC State of Understanding (SF101unv)
The student must complete the form by typing or printing the required information legibly in ink, and must include: a. b. c. d. e. f. Name; Social Security Number; Date of Birth; School name; School number; Students must truthfully answer each of the questions. 1. If the student answers ‗YES‘ to any questions 1 through 18, the School Commander must verify with the student the accuracy of the response and explain the potential ramifications to the student. In addition, the student must submit a written statement fully explaining the circumstances for each ‗yes‘ answer to questions 1 through 18. A ‗yes‘ answer to any of questions 1 through 18 will prohibit the student from participating in the practical portion of firearms training or any classroom training that involves the student handling a firearm. 2. If the student answers ‗NO‘ to question 19, the School Commander must confirm with the student whether the student has a valid driver‘s license. If the student does not have a valid driver‘s license by the time Unit 5, Driving, is scheduled, the student may not participate in the Unit 5 training, and therefore will not be eligible to take the state certification examination. g. Student‘s signature; h. Acknowledgement by a Notary Public; i. The School Commander shall review the form with each student and explain that the student may be subject to criminal charges if the student knowingly provides false information. The School Commander shall also explain that each student will be subject to a complete FBI and BCI criminal background check.

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3.1.2 Student Enrollment List (SF110unv)
The School Commander must complete the form by typing the required information and must include: a. School name; b. School number; c. ‗Revised‘ SF110unv. The original SF110unv was the preliminary Student Enrollment List submitted at the opening audit; d. Proposed dates of the school; e. List of students in alphabetical order, by last name, first name, and middle initial; f. List all non-full-time students separately at the end by category and alphabetically; g. If a student is appointed, list the appointing agency or department; h. If student is enrolled as open-enrollment, leave ‗Agency‘ column blank; i. School Commander‘s signature and date. Any student who was listed on the preliminary SF110unv at the time of the opening audit and has since withdrawn from the training academy must not appear on the revised SF110unv. If the School Commander has added any full-time or part-time students, since the opening audit, the School Commander must complete a revised Student Enrollment Form, SF110unv, which includes the new student(s).

3.1.3 Student Enrollment Form/Certification Record (SF115unv)
The student must complete the form by typing or printing legibly in ink the required information, including: a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i. Student‘s name (last, first, middle initial); Social Security number; Home address; Date of birth; Place of birth; Home telephone number; Gender; Driver‘s license number, including issuing state and date of expiration (e.g. mm/dd/yy); If appointed, then appointing agency, agency‘s address and telephone number, date of appointment, and position or title (all of this information must agree with Peace Officer Commission/Oath of Officer form, SF400); Race; Highest level of education completed; Student‘s status (e.g. basic, refresher, update, etc.); Signature of School Commander School name; School number; Date.

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3.1.4 Notice of Peace Officer Appointment (SF400adm)
The student and/or appointing authority must complete the form by typing or printing legibly in ink the required information. The School Commander must ensure that items 1-18 are complete. No appointment will be accepted that contains restrictions or limitations, or provides that the appointment is for a specific period of time (e.g. appointments for training purposes only, until last day of school, etc.) Students placed under such restrictions by their appointing authority must enroll as open enrollment students. Forms not properly completed will be returned for correction. If an appointed position is deemed as an auxiliary, reserve or special deputy or officer position for a city or village police department, a copy of the appointing authority‘s ordinance that created such a unit and granted the unit peace officer powers must be submitted with the appointment form unless it is currently on file with OPOTC.

3.1.5 Training Recruit Letter (SF118bas)
The School Commander must complete the form by typing or printing legibly in ink the required information. As noted above, upon successful completion of basic training, the appointing authority of a training recruit must submit a Notice of Peace Officer Appointment (SF400adm) before OPOTC will grant the training recruit a certificate of completion.

3.1.6 OPOTC Student Health Data Form (SF114bas)
a. The student must complete the form by typing or printing legibly in ink the required information. If the student answers ‗yes‘ to any question, the student must explain in the space provided. Incomplete explanations will be returned for correction. The student and physician must sign and date page 1. b. OPOTC will only accept physical examinations conducted within six (6) months of the first day of OPOTC topics by a medical doctor (M.D.), osteopath (D.O.), physician‘s assistant (P.A.) or a certified nurse practitioner (CNP) licensed by the Ohio State Medical Board or Ohio Board of Nursing. The physician must verify that the student is able to, without limitation, safely function in all phases of strenuous physical training and can safely participate in a physical fitness assessment consisting of sit-ups, push-ups, and timed 1.5 mile run.

3.1.7 OPOTC Student Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement (SF103bas)
The student must complete the form by typing or printing legibly in ink, the required information. The student must carefully review, sign and date the form.

3.1.8 OPOTC Student Acknowledgement Form (SF113bas)
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3.1.9 Request for National Webcheck Form (SF102unv)
The student must complete the form by typing or printing legibly in black or blue ink, the required information including: a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i. j. k. l. Academy name; Academy start date; Student‘s full name; Student‘s alias, if applicable; Student‘s date of birth; Student‘s Social Security number; Student‘s driver‘s license number; Driver‘s license issuing state; Student‘s home address; Name of fingerprinting agency; Student‘s signature; Date fingerprinted – the background check must have been conducted within 90 days of the start of the academy.

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3.2 Categories of Students and Paperwork to be Submitted
In preparing the Enrollment Packet, the School Commander shall submit for review, the paperwork in the order of the students‘ last names as they appear on the SF110unv. School Commanders shall submit one of the following packets for each student, with the forms arranged in the order listed.

3.2.1 Full-time Basic Peace Officer Students
Appointed Officers a. SF115unv – Student Enrollment Form; b. SF400adm – Notice of Peace Officer Appointment; c. SF114bas – OPOTC Student Health Data Form, or, a letter from the Chief Executive Officer or designated representative of the appointing agency verifying that a current physical examination is on file with the appointing agency. d. SF103bas – OPOTC Student Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement; e. SF113bas – OPOTC Student Acknowledgement Form; f. SF110unv – OPOTC State of Understanding; g. SF102unv – Request for National Webcheck to be attached to SF110 (if not submitted at opening audit). Open Enrollment Students a. b. c. d. e. f. SF115unv – Student Enrollment Form; SF114bas – OPOTC Student Health Data Form; SF103bas – OPOTC Student Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement SF113bas – OPOTC Student Acknowledgement Form SF101unv – OPOTC Statement of Understanding SF102unv – Request for National Webcheck to be attached to SF110 (if not submitted at opening audit).

Training Recruits a. SF115nuv – Student Enrollment Form; b. SF118bas – Training Recruit Letter; c. SF114bas – OPOTC Student Health Data Form, or a letter from the Chief Executive Officer or designated representative of the appointing agency verifying that a current physical examination is on file with the appointing agency; d. SF103bas – OPOTC Student Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement; e. SF101unv – OPOTC Statement of Understanding; f. SF113bas – OPOTC Student Acknowledgement Form; g. SF102unv – Request for National Webcheck to be attached to SF110 (if not submitted at opening audit.

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Non-full-time Students (To be submitted at time student requests admission to academy) Update/Mandate Students (No state certification examination upon completion of training)
a. SF115unv – Student Enrollment Form; b. OPOTC Letter of determination or ‗preemptive‘ letter from officer; c. SF110unv – Revised Student Enrollment List (if student does not appear on original).

Refresher Students (State refresher certification examination upon completion of training). NOTE: If stand alone academy, submit student enrollment packet after school number is
assigned and prior to the start of OPOTC topics. a. b. c. d. SF115unv – Student Enrollment Form; OPOTC Letter of Determination; SF101unv – OPOTC Statement of Understanding; SF110unv – Revised Student Enrollment List (if student does not appear on original).

Prior Equivalent Students (State peace officer basic certification examination upon completion of training)
SF115unv – Student Enrollment Form; SF101unv – OPOTC Statement of Understanding; OPOTC Letter of Determination; SF114bas – OPOTC Student Health Data Form, or a letter from the Chief Executive Officer or designated representative of the appointing agency verifying that a current physical examination is on file with the appointing agency (if required to take Unit 4, Firearms or Unit 6, Subject Control); e. SF103bas – OPOTC Student Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement (if required to take Unit 4, Firearms or Unit 6, Subject Control); f. SF113bas – OPOTC Student Acknowledgement Form; g. SF110unv – Revised Student Enrollment List (if student does not appear on original). a. b. c. d.

Probation Officer/APA Parole Officer Plug-in (firearms only) (no state certification examination)
SF115unv – Student Enrollment Form; SF101unv – OPOTC Statement of Understanding; SF103bas – OPOTC Student Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement; SF110pof – Authorization for Probation Officer To carry Firearm, or SF119apa – Authorization for Parole Officer to Carry Firearm; e. SF110unv – Revised Student Enrollment List (if student does not appear on original). a. b. c. d.

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Section 4 Training Requirements
The Field Agent will arrange with the School commander, a time to speak to the students and explain the OPOTC requirements necessary for eligibility to take the state certification examination. The School Commander is responsible for explaining any local school policies or requirements.

4.1

Eligibility for the State Certification Examination
Eligibility to take the state certification examination is based upon the following criteria:

4.1.1 Disqualifying Offenses
Students subject to a disqualifying offense or other criminal conviction that impedes the completion of training will not be permitted to take the state certification examination.

4.1.2 Attendance
a. No student who misses more than five percent (5%) of training hours in non-mandatory topics will be eligible to take the state certification examination; b. No student who misses any portion of a mandatory topic will be eligible to take the state certification examination.

4.1.3 Skills Areas
No student will be permitted to take the state certification examination unless and until they successfully complete the psychomotor skills assessments in the following units: a. b. c. d. e. Unit 4, Firearms; Unit 5, Driving; Unit 6, Subject Control; Unit 7, First Aid; Unit 12, Physical Conditioning;

The specific requirements for the psychomotor skills assessments are covered in 4.2.

4.1.4 Student Notebooks
As required by Ohio Administrative Code Section 109:2-1-10, all students shall keep a notebook, which shall be submitted to the School Commander for inspection. No student shall be permitted to take the state certification examination unless that student has received a satisfactory evaluation of his/her student notebook. Student notebooks shall be available for review by OPOTC staff upon request. The School Commander shall evaluate student notebooks in the following areas. a. Sufficiency of course content; b. Organization; 33

c. d. e. f. g.

Appropriateness of the material; Regularity of entries; Neatness; Accuracy; Legibility.

4.2

Psychomotor Skills Assessments
Each student shall be permitted one attempt at each SPO, and one retest if the student fails the initial attempt. Students who fail the initial attempt must be afforded a reasonable amount of remedial training prior to the retest.

4.2.1 Unit 4, Firearms
a. The psychomotor skills assessment for the firearms unit consists of a number of Student Performance Objectives (SPOs) that each student shall successfully achieve to be eligible for the state certification examination. The 60 hours of firearms training shall include a minimum of 30 hours live-fire training exercises on the range. In addition to passing the SPOs during the course of live-fire training, each student shall fire a minimum of 500 rounds of handgun ammunition, 50 rounds of pelleted shotgun ammunition, and 20 rounds of shotgun slugs. The 50 rounds of pelleted shotgun ammunition may include birdshot for training, but the actual SPOs shall be fired with buckshot or slugs, according to the SPO protocol; b. The handgun SPOs consist of eight live –fire stages and three non-firing exercises. Student scores are recorded on the Handgun Proficiency Testing Record, SF125unv. Instructors may test each SPO individually or combine them as one comprehensive ―qualification‖ course of fire that is completed on the same day of training. Qualification scores will be cumulative score of 80% with the exception of ―Hip Shooting‖ SPO which requires 100%; c. The shotgun SPOs consist of six live-fire stages and three non-firing exercises. Student scores are recorded on the Shotgun Proficiency Testing Record, SF126bas. SPOs may be tested individually or they may be combined into one comprehensive ―qualification‖ course of fire on the same day of training.

4.2.2 Unit 5, Driving
The psychomotor skills assessment for the driving unit consist of SPO, which are recorded on the Driving Proficiency Testing Record, SF128bas. SPOs may be tested individually, or combined so that the student performs one SPO after the other as part of a comprehensive test.

4.2.3 Unit 6, Subject Control
The psychomotor skills assessment for Subject Control consists of SPOs which are recorded on the Subject Control Proficiency Testing Record, SF127bas. SPOs may be tested individually, or combined so that the student performs one SPO after the other as part of a comprehensive test.

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4.2.4 Unit 7, First Aid
The psychomotor skills assessment for First Aid shall be as prescribed by the nationally recognized certifying organization.

4.2.5 Unit 12 Physical Conditioning
a. The psychomotor skills assessment for Unit 12 consists of two assessments: one initial, one final. The initial assessment shall be scheduled within the first 80 hours and is designed to give the students and the instructors a benchmark for each student from which progress can be measured; b. The physical conditioning final assessment and retest will be attended by the Field Agent assigned to the school or another OPOTC staff member; c. The School Commander must attend the final physical assessment and retest. The School Commander shall be primarily responsible for maintaining order and coordinating any needed medical attention; d. In addition to the School Commander at least one OPOTC certified physical conditioning instructor must be present at any final physical assessment or retest. The School Commander may perform as a physical conditioning instructor if certified to do so, but in those instances, a designee of the School Commander must also be present in case of medical emergencies or other exigent circumstances requiring the attention of the School Commander; e. In cases where the School Commander cannot attend a final physical assessment or retest, the School Commander may designate an alternate to attend in his/her place and shall ensure the designee can perform the same role as stated in 4.2.5 ©; f. The final physical conditioning assessment and retest must be scheduled in the last 80 hours of training and noted on the school calendar SF105unv. In addition, the hours of final physical assessment (and the retest) do not count toward the minimum required hours of physical conditioning; g. In performing the final physical conditioning assessment, the student must complete the timed situps, timed push-ups, and timed 1.5 mile run in that order. To pass the assessment, the student must receive a passing score in all three events as established by the student‘s age and gender. A student‘s age is determined at the time the student attempts the assessment. Students must perform each event as required by the protocol for that event in the lesson plan. Only OPOTC certified physical conditioning instructors may count repetitions. Failure to receive a passing score on any one event is deemed an overall failure; h. School Commanders shall allow students sufficient recovery time (at least 48 hours) between the final physical assessment and retest; i. Any student participating in a retest will be required to complete and pass all three events, even if the student received a passing score on one of the events at the final assessment; j. Any student who fails to attend a final physical assessment or retest shall be deemed to have failed that particular final physical assessment or retest; 35

k. In cases of extremely adverse weather conditions, the Field Agent or School Commander will have the authority to cancel a final physical assessment or retest.

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4.3
4.3.1

State Certification Examination Eligibility
OAC 109:2-1-10(B) states that no student shall participate in the final written examination who has been evaluated as unsatisfactory for units of instruction in driving, first aid, firearms self-defense (subject control), and physical training; the student notebook or any other area designated by the Ohio General Assembly or the Commission. Any student who has been evaluated as unsatisfactory in any of the above listed areas and are, therefore, ineligible to take the state certification examination with the rest of their class, shall be required to repeat the Peace Officer Basic Training Academy in its entirety. Any student who received a letter requesting a final judgment entry for a criminal record and who has not forwarded the judgment entry will not be eligible to take the state certification examination until that entry has been reviewed by the Executive Director and a letter of determination has been issued to the School Commander and student.

4.3.2

4.3.3

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4.4
4.4.1

State Certification Examination (OAC 109:2-1-11)
The OPOTC will prepare and administer a final examination for each student successfully completing Peace Officer Basic Training. Refresher and Prior Equivalent students may be eligible for early final audits upon completion of their required topics and may take the appropriate certification examination prior to the conclusion of their academy. Each student must achieve a passing score as determined by OPOTC to be eligible for certification of completion of Peace Officer Basic Training. Students who fail the state certification examination will be permitted one (1) retest, to be scheduled by the OPOTC testing division. If the student fails the retest or fails to attend the retest as scheduled, he/she must repeat a Peace Officer Basic Training program in its entirety to be eligible to take the state certification examination again.

4.4.2

4.4.3

4.4.4

4.4.5

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Section 5 Ongoing Procedures 5.1
5.1.1

Notification of Changes to School Calendar
The School Commander shall notify the Field Agent at least 24 hours in advance of any of the following changes to the school calendar: a. b. c. d. e. f. g. Dates; Topics; Locations; Times; Cancellations; Instructor(s); The School Commander should also revise the school calendar as these changes occur.

5.1.2

The form for notifying the Field Agent is SF185unv, Notification of Changes in Course Schedule. This form shall contain the following information: a. School name and number; b. ―A‖, ―D‖ or ―C‖ in Instructor Change column (if applicable); c. The original date and time the topic was scheduled; d. The proposed date and times the topic is to be scheduled; e. The location of the class; f. The correct OPOTC topic number and title; g. The instructors name (last, first and middle initial), OPOTC certificate number and expiration date; h. The date the School Commander notified the Field Agent of the proposed change; i. The School Commander‘s signature.

5.1.3

In instances of an instructor addition or substitution, the School Commander shall submit copies of applicable certifications attached to SF185 to the Field Agent. For same day changes the School Commander shall contact the Field Agent by telephone or by leaving a voice message indicating that a change in the school calendar must occur that day and stating the reason for the change. The School Commander will then prepare and fax the SF185unv form. The School Commander shall submit the SF185unv form in its entirety at the closing audit, along with copies of applicable instructors‘ certificates and present them to the Field Agent at the closing audit.

5.1.4

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5.2
5.2.1

Monitor classes
The School Commander shall be reasonably available to answer student questions and provide guidance where indicated. The School Commander and instructors are responsible for maintaining discipline during all training activities. The School Commander and instructors shall ensure that required instructor-to-student ratios are met during skills area training, if applicable. Classroom portions of skill area topics do not require instructor/student ratios. The School Commander and instructors shall ensure that the latest versions of OPOTC lesson plans are being utilized in class. The School Commander and instructors shall give due regard to safety considerations during all training activities (e.g. ice, heat, lightening, etc).

5.2.2

5.2.3

5.2.4

5.2.5

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5.3
5.3.1

Sign-in Sheets
The School Commander shall maintain an accurate sign-in sheet (SF121unv) for each day OPOTC topics are scheduled and make them available for inspection at any time by OPOTC staff. The sign-in sheets shall contain the following information: a. b. c. d. e. School name and number; Date of class; All topic titles, topic numbers, and hours of each topic as scheduled; The total number of hours of the training day (OPOTC topics only); The typewritten name of each student, in alphabetical order (last name, first name, middle initial), with non-full-time students listed separately; f. The signature of each student next to his/her name; g. The exact time each student arrives at class for the day (e.g. 7:52 a.m. or 0752); h. The exact time each student leaves class for a 30- minute break or for an extended amount of time (e.g. courts appearances, illness, etc.; i. The exact time each student re-enters class after a 30-minute break or other extended absences; j. The exact time each student leaves class at the end of the training day; k. The signature of each instructor teaching topics listed on the sign-in sheet by alphabetic designator; l. Indicate instructor by circling letter in the boxes next to the topic and title; m. If there is not adequate space on the sign-in sheet for multiple sign-in and sign-out times; the student should use the back of the SF121unv to record the additional times; n. Hours ―present‖ or ―absent‖ for each student.

5.3.2

5.3.3

All scheduled instructors and safety officers shall sign the sign-in sheets at the conclusion of each class.

5.3.4 The School Commander shall verify the accuracy of each sign-in sheet, then sign and maintain it as indicated above.

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5.4 Attendance Roster
5.4.1 The School Commander shall prepare the attendance roster using form SF120unv. The School Commander shall update this form on a weekly basis and keep track of the number of hours and topics that each student must make-up. The SF120unv shall be completed as follows: a. School name and number; b. School dates; c. Students listed in alphabetical order (last name, middle initial); d. Prior Equivalent, Refresher, Update Students and Probation Officer shall be listed on a separate SF120unv with only the dates of attendance listed; e. Dates of classes shall be listed on the top line of the form; f. Topic numbers shall be listed for all mandatory topics on the last line of the form. If multiple pages are required due to the number of students, the topic numbers for all mandatory topics shall be listed on all pages; g. The topic numbers shall be listed for all dates attended by Prior Equivalent, Refresher, and Update students; h. School Commander‘s signature and date; i. types name of School Commander.

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5.5
5.5.1

Notification of Make-up Hours
Whenever it becomes necessary for a student to make-up training that they have missed, the School Commander shall notify the Field Agent at least 24 hours in advance of the make-up session. This notification will be made by using form SF122unv. This form must contain: a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i. j. Student‘s name (last, first, middle initial); Date original class missed; Proposed date of make-up class; Number of hours to be made up; Time of make-up session; OPOTC topic number and title; Instructor‘s name and certificate number; Location of make-up session; Date form was faxed to Field Agent; Commander‘s initials on the form once make-up has been completed.

5.5.2

The SF122unv is a continuing form. When the next student requires make-up hours, the School Commander will follow the same process and complete the next line on the form. School Commanders shall maintain the SF122unv and present it to the Field Agent at the closing audit, along with a separate form SF120unv, Student Attendance Roster for just those students who are required to make-up hours. Make-up hours should not be included on the master SF121unv, which lists all topics for all students in the training academy. Students may make up hours in a training academy other than the student‘s original academy. In these instances, the student must attend the entire block of instruction in the second academy regardless of how many hours of instruction were missed in the original academy. The original School Commander shall notify the Field Agent in advance and shall complete the Notification of Make-up, SF122unv and Make-up Student Attendance Roster, SF120unv. The second School Commander will ensure that a Sign-In Sheet, SF121unv is completed and returned to the original School Commander where it will be maintained and made available for inspection by OPOTC staff upon request. If hours are to be made-up on the same day they were missed, the School Commander shall notify the Field Agent by telephone or voice message in advance and then fax the SF122unv to the Field Agent as soon as possible. If a student arrives late to class and is 15 minutes or less late, the time and missed material may be made-up at the end of the class day, if the instructor is willing to do so. In this case, the make-up may be noted at the bottom of the Student Sign-In Sheet, SF100unv and signed by the instructor. No entry is required on the Notification of Make-up Hours, SF122unv These make-ups may not be done on class breaks. Example, class time is 1800 – 2200 hours. Student Jones arrives late and signs in at 1812 hours. The student may stay over with the instructor and sign out 12 minutes after class dismissal.

5.5.3

5.5.4

5.5.5

5.5.6

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5.5.7

If the student is more than 15 minutes late, then the time must be made-up in a minimum of one-half hour increments at a later time and documented on the Notification of Make-up, SF122unv and accompanying Student Attendance Roster, SF120unv. The original instructor who teaches a topic may teach a make-up session in the topic on an hour-for-hour basis. However, if the make-up session is taught by a different instructor, that instructor must teach the entire topic. For example, if a student misses one hour of Unit 2-3, Law of Arrest, a mandatory topic, the student may make-up the hour with the original instructor who taught the missed hour (or one of the original instructors, if there were multiple instructors who jointly taught the class during the missed hour). However, if the student uses a different instructor for the make-up session, the student would have to complete the entire 16 hours of training with that instructor. Similarly, students who complete make-up hours by attending a different training academy must also make-up the entire topic. All makeup must be conducted at an approved site.

5.5.8

Students who must complete skills area make-ups may be combined with other students who missed different hours, if the instructor is the same. A memo-to-file signed by the instructor verifying that the students received instruction covering their respective missed material shall be included with the academy file, and provided for inspection at the closing audit. All make-up hours must be completed by the last day of OPOTC topics are taught in a training academy.

5.5.9

5.5.10 If, at the time of the closing audit, a student has exceeded the five percent (5%) absence limit for nonmandatory OPOTC topics, or if the student has missed any portion of a mandatory topic, the School Commander must: a. submit a written request to the OPOTC Executive Director for permission to make up the missed time and bring the student into compliance with the OPOTC attendance policy; b. the written request should specify the proposed date of the make-up session, the topic and hours to be taught, and the names of the instructor(s) and student(s) who will complete the make-up session; c. SF122 should be completed and submitted to Field Agent prior to the training No make-up hours may be completed without at least the verbal approval of the Executive Director or his designee. As provided in OAC 109:2-1-09 (B)(1), the student will not be permitted to take the state certification examination until the make hours are completed and the student has fully complied with the OPOTC attendance policy.

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5.6

Extensions

5.6.1 Medical Extensions – Physical Fitness Training and Assessment
a. Students who are injured or develop a medical condition which prohibits them from participating in physical fitness training or the final physical assessment, may not participate in either unless and until the School Commander has received an OPOTC Physical Fitness Assessment Medical Release Form from the student‘s attending physician indicating the student has been medically cleared to participate in the training or assessment; b. Students who are unable to obtain a medical release to participate in the final physical fitness assessment prior to the time that it is schedule, may apply for an extension which shall be reviewed by the Executive Director and granted at his/her discretion; c. All physical fitness final assessment extension must be submitted by the School Commander to the Executive Director through a completed OPOTC Physical Assessment Medical Request form, accompanied by an OPOTC Physical Assessment Medical Examination Form completed by the student‘s attending physician. For purposes of this rule, attending physician means a medical doctor (M.D.) or osteopath (D.O.) licensed to practice medicine and surgery by the Ohio State Medical Board; d. No such extensions shall extend beyond one year from the first day of the school; e. All students receiving a medical extension shall complete their final assessment and/or retest at the OPOTA, in London; f. To schedule a medical extension assessment at London, the student shall submit a completed OPOTC Medical Release Form to the School Commander. The School Commander will forward this form along with the OPOTC Physical Fitness Assessment Medical Extension Request form to the Medical Extension Physical Fitness Assessment Coordinator at OPOTC in London; g. Students must be registered for the Medical Extension Physical Fitness Assessment at least two weeks in advance of the test date; h. Medical Extension Physical Fitness Assessments and the retest must be completed prior to the medical extension expiration date; i. If the student has not successfully completed the final physical fitness assessment by the expiration date of the extension, they will be deemed to have failed the assessment, and will not be eligible to take the state certification examination; Students returning from a medical extension who pass the final assessment must complete the state certification examination within 90 days of passing the assessment.

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5.6.2 Medical Extensions – Other than Physical Training and Assessment
a. Students who are injured or develop a medical condition during the course of the academy, and are unable to obtain a medical release in order to complete a topic other than physical fitness or assessment prior to the last day of OPOTC topics may request a medical extension for the purpose of completing POBT course requirements. NOTE: any non-participation of these topics will be deemed as an absence. b. The procedure for requesting such a medical extension is as follows: 1. School Commander provides student with OPOTC Physical Fitness Assessment Examination Form and an OPOTC Physical Fitness Assessment Medical Release Form; 2. Student makes appointment with his/her physician (M.D. or D. M). for an examination. The attending physician completes the OPOTC physical Fitness Assessment Medical Examination form; 3. School Commander completes the OPOTC Physical Fitness Assessment Medical Extension Request form and submits to OPOTC Executive Director along with the completed OPOTC Physical Fitness Assessment Medical Examination Form; 4. OPOTC Executive Director grants or denies the extension request and notifies School Commander and student of such by letter. c. Students who receive a medical extension for topics other than physical fitness assessment must complete their required training by the extension expiration date. Students who do not complete this training by the expiration date shall be deemed to have failed the academy; d. Prior to the extension expiration date, and in time for the required hours to be scheduled by the School Commander and taught, the student shall submit an OPOTC Medical Release Form approved by their attending physician. If the attending physician refuses to clear the student, the student shall be deemed to have failed the academy; e. If approved by the attending physician, the student must arrange to make up the required topics through the School Commander. The School Commander will notify the Field Agent of these scheduled make-ups no less that 24 hours prior to the scheduled topic(s); f. Upon completion of the required hours the School Commander shall contact the Field Agent to schedule a closing audit of the student.

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5.6.3 Closing paperwork for medical extension students
a. Notification of Make-up Hours (SF122unv); b. Student Attendance Roster (SF120unv) with only the date(s) and hours for the make-up(s) on it; c. Student Evaluation Record (SF155bas); d. PT Assessment form (SF195bas), if applicable; e. Copies of all applicable SPO score sheets available for review; f. Copy of student‘s OPOTC Medical Release Form;

g. If the student (s) fails to complete the PT assessment or fails other SPO; Write a memo on academy letterhead stating the student failed to successfully complete the assessment/SPO and thus failed the academy; h. If the student(s) passes: Qualification form (EX705); Academy Roster (EX710) listing student(s) who will be taking the state certification examination; Closing letter (SDF175unv).

5.6.4 Military Extension
If a member of the National Guard or military reservist is mobilized to active duty in the uniformed services while attending the basic academy, the School Commander may request an extension for completion of basic training. The following documentation must be submitted to the Executive Director prior to the activation. a. A letter from the School Commander requesting the extension to include the date of activation, school name and school number; b. A copy of the military orders; c. An audit, conducted with the Field Agent, of the topics and hours completed by the student in the academy; d. The Executive Director will review the paperwork, and if all is in order, will grant the military extension; e. Upon completion of duty, the student will notify the School Commander of his/her return within 60 days of his/her completion date. Prior to permitting the student to return to training, the School commander will submit a written request to the Executive Director requesting permission to plug the student into an academy. All make-up must be completed in one OPOTC approved academy. A copy of the student‘s DD214 or Release from Active duty will be submitted;

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A review of the current and original academies‘ curricula will be conducted in order to determine the hours and topics required for completion by the returning student, in order to be eligible to complete basic training and take the state certification examination.

5.7

Class time

5.7.1 The School Commander shall ensure that instructors teach class for the entire time scheduled for each topic. 5.7.2 Clock hour requirement is based on a 50-minute hour allowing for a 10 minute break per hour. Breaks may not be combined (i.e. in order to shorten the class day, extend lunches, delay starting time, etc.). 5.7.3 Class time may not be used for instructor preparation (e.g. making copies, setting up audio-visual equipment, preparing driving course, traveling to and from firearms range, etc.).

5.8

Vehicle Requirements

5.8.1 The School Commander shall ensure that the following requirements are met for all vehicles used during the driving practical: a. A sedan-type vehicle with a wheel base of a minimum of 107 inches. b. A marked vehicle currently owned and operated for patrol by the department of which the appointed student is employed. Only the student employed by the department supplying the vehicle may use the vehicle for the practical exercises if it does not comply with Section ―a‖.

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5.9

Scheduling the State Certification Examination

5.9.1 After scheduling the closing audit with the Field Agent and not sooner than 45 days prior to the last day of class in which OPOTC topics are taught, the School Commander shall contact the OPOTC Examination Administrator to schedule an examination date. The examination may not be scheduled sooner than 14 days after the last day of class in which OPOTC topics are taught and no sooner than 10 days after the final audit, except for residential schools. For residential schools, the examination date must be scheduled with the mutual agreement of the School Commander, Field Agent, and Examination Administrator. 5.9.2 The Examination Administrator will confirm the examination date by sending form EX720 to the School Commander. 5.9.3 Any student who needs special accommodation to take the state certification examination must have his/her School Commander submit a completed Special Testing Accommodation Request/Checklist, EX735, to the OPOTC Executive Director. Requests for special needs examination must be made by the School Commander and should be submitted as soon as possible, but no later than 45 days prior to the last day in which OPOTC topics are taught. Along with the completed EX735, the School Commander shall submit the following documentation: a. A description of the student‘s specific disability and the special accommodations requested. Such accommodation can include a request for an extended time limit, an oral examination, or both and detailed explanation of why these accommodations are needed; b. A current, within three years, written diagnosis from a licensed physician, psychologist or other qualified professional stating the student‘s specific disability and the specific nature of the disability or: 1. An Individual Education Plan (IEP) or: 2. A Multi Functional Evaluation (MFE). c. The Executive Director will review the request and inform the testing staff of his/her decision; d. The OPOTC testing staff will then notify the School Commander of the Executive Director‘s decision; e. If the request has been approved, the testing staff will schedule a test date with the School Commander; f. Special needs examination will be conducted at the OPOTA campus in London, Ohio, on an individual basis.

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5.10 Collect and Grade Student Notebooks
5.10.1 Evaluate the students‘ notebooks as either satisfactory or unsatisfactory. If unsatisfactory, enter ―x‖ in the applicable column (NB for Notebook) on the SF155bas, Student Evaluation Form. 5.10.2 Return notebooks to students after evaluating them.

5.11 Collect All SPO Score Sheets
5.11.1 The School Commander shall ensure that all skill area SPO score sheets have been properly completed by the student and instructor. 5.11.2 The School Commander shall verify that the instructor signs each SPO score sheet. Original signatures are required; no stamped signatures will be accepted. 5.11.3 SPO score sheets shall be categorized by skills area and arranged alphabetically to correspond with the Student Attendance Roster, SF120unv. 5.11.4 The School Commander shall keep on file the original SPO score sheets for Firearms, Driving, Subject Control and First Aid, and shall make them available for review by the Field Agent at the closing audit or at any other time upon request. 5.11.5 The original copy of the Physical Conditioning score sheets (SF195) shall be submitted with the closing packet. The School Commander should keep copies of these forms for his/her academy file.

5.12 Records Retention
School Commanders shall permanently maintain all sign-in sheets and SPO score sheets for each student who attends Peace Officer Basic Training.

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Section 6 Closing Audit
At some point prior to the last day of class in which OPOTC topics are taught, the School Commander shall contact the Field Agent to schedule a final or closing audit. The closing audit must be conducted after the last day of class in which OPOTC topics are taught and no later than 10 days prior to the scheduled state certification examination. School Commanders of residential schools may deviate from this time requirement with the mutual agreement of the Field Agent and Examination Administrator. Any errors, omissions or discrepancies in the closing paperwork shall be corrected before the closing documents are submitted to the OPOTC Certification Officer for final review and approval.

6.1

Full-Time Students

6.1.1 The appropriate paperwork for full-time Peace Officer Basic Students shall be submitted to the Field Agent at the closing audit. All closing documents submitted shall be original, and either computergenerated or typed. All computer-generated forms shall follow the OPOTC format and contain the same information. The forms to be submitted are as follows: 6.1.2 SF105unv—Revised School Calendar. This form shall include all dates, times, topics and instructors as it was actually conducted. 6.1.3 SF185unv—Notification of Change in Schedule 6.1.4 SF120unv—Student Attendance Roster 6.1.5 SF121unv—Student Sign-in Sheets. The School Commander shall keep the sign-in sheets on file and make them available for review by the Field Agent at the closing audit. 6.1.6 SF122unv—Notification of Make-up Hours. This form shall include a separate SF120unv, Student Attendance Roster, listing only the make-up hours for each student who was required to make up any portion of a training session. This is to include all students who participate in the Physical Conditioning Assessment Retest. 6.1.7 SF155bas—Student Evaluation Record. a. This report must be compiled and maintained during the course of the school; b. The School Commander shall submit a completed hardcopy of this form at closing; c. The School Commander shall thereafter submit a completed electronic version, to include state certification examination scores, by e-mail to OPOTA@ohioattorneygeneral.gov no later than two weeks following the last scheduled examination or retest for non-military or non-medical extension students. This includes ADA and no-show make-up examination;

d. Medical and military extension students shall be recorded as such on the hardcopy of the SF155 at closing. If they later become eligible for the state certification examination, the School Commander will submit a supplemental completed electronic version of the form to OPOTA@ohioattorneygeneral.gov within two weeks of their initial exam or retest. 51

The SF155bas form shall be completed as follows: a. School name; b. School number; c. Dates of school; d. Student names including all students enrolled by the third day of OPOTC topics (listed in alphabetical order, last name first name, middle initial); e. Last 4 digits of the student‘s social security number; f. Mark student‘s sex (gender) with an ―x‖;

g. Mark student‘s ethnicity with an ―x‖; h. Mark student‘s age group with an ―x‖; i. j. Mark student‘s status at closing with an ―x‖ (OE open enrollment or SO sworn officer); If the student failed any of the skills areas, mark with an ―x‖, otherwise leave blank;

k. If the student dropped out, withdrew, was excused, etc. mark with an ―x‖, otherwise leave blank; l. If the student is granted a medical extension, mark with an ―x‖, otherwise leave blank;

m. When the student completes training following a medical extension or fails to complete training following a medical extension (for example, the student chooses not to participate), mark with an ―x‖ under medical extension completed. Be sure to complete the remaining blocks; n. If the student is granted a military extension, mark with an‖x‖, otherwise leave blank; o. When the student completes training following a military extension or fails to complete training following a military extension (for example, does not contact the School Commander upon return to complete training) mark with an ―x‖ under military extension completed. Be sure to complete the remaining blocks; p. Enter the total percentage of non-mandatory OPOTC topics the student missed. This is calculated by dividing the number of non-mandatory hours missed by the total number of non-mandatory hours. Students who miss more than 5% of OPOTC non-mandatory topics are not eligible to take the state certification examination; q. If the student is eligible to take the state certification examination, mark ―Y‖. If the student is not eligible to take the state certification mark ―N‖.

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6.1.8 SPO score sheets for Firearms, Driving, Subject Control, First Aid and Physical Conditioning. The original physical conditioning SPO score sheets shall be submitted to OPOTC along with the closing paperwork. 6.1.9 SF175unv—Closing Letter 6.1.10 EX705—Qualification Form. This form shall be completed as follows: a. Complete entire form; b. All Peace Officer Basic Training and Refresher academies must be audited by an OPOTC Field Agent prior to the state certification examination. The Field Agent shall sign and date the EX705 form in order for the academy to be eligible to test; c. Fax the signed EX705 to the OPOTC testing staff at least 48 business hours prior to the scheduled test date; d. A copy of the EX705 must be sent with the closing paperwork to the OPOTC Certification Officer through the Field Agent. 6.1.11 EX710 Academy Roster. This form should be completed as follows: a. Complete the entire form, listing student names alphabetically by last name, first name, and middle initial; b. List Prior Equivalent Students with full-time students, if not closed out earlier; c. The form shall be typed or computer-generated; d. List only those students who are eligible to test and who will be attending on that particular test date e. List Refresher students under the ―Refresher‖ section on the back of the form; f. Fax signed EX710 to OPOTC testing staff at least 48 business hours prior to the scheduled test date;

g. A copy of the EX710 shall be sent with the closing paperwork to the OPOTC Certification Officer through the Field Agent.

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6.2

Refresher Students

6.2.1 The appropriate paperwork for Peace Officer Refresher students shall be submitted to the Field Agent at the closing audit, if not submitted earlier. All closing documents submitted shall be original, and either computer-generated or typed. All computer-generated forms shall follow the OPOTC format and contain the same information. The forms to be submitted are as follows: 6.2.2 SF105unv—revised School Calendar. This form shall include all dates, times, topics and instructors as it was actually conducted. 6.2.3 SF185unv—Notification of Change in Schedule. 6.2.4 SF120unv—Student Attendance Roster. List only the dates that refresher topics were taught. List topic numbers on the last line of SF120unv. 6.2.5 SF121unv—Student Sign-in Sheets. The School Commander shall keep the sign-in sheets on and make them available for review by the Field Agent at the closing audit. file

6.2.6 SF122unv—Notification of Make-up Hours. This form shall include a separate SF120unv, Student Attendance Roster, listing only the make-up hours for each student who was required to make up any portion of a training session. 6.2.7 SF155bas—Student Evaluation Record. This report should be compiled and maintained during the course of the school. The School Commander shall submit a hardcopy of this form at closing and shall also submit an electronic version by e-mail to OPOTA@ohioattorneygeneral.gov no later than two weeks following the completion of the schedule state certification examination or examination retest indicating the examination results for each student in the section labeled State Exam. Medical Extension or Military Extension students shall be reported at the time they return and complete all of their remaining training requirements. This form shall be completed as follows: a. School name; b. School number; c. Dates of school; d. Student names including all students enrolled by the third day of OPOTC topics (listed in alphabetical order, last name, first name, middle initial); e. Last 4 digits of the student‘s social security number; f. Mark student‘s sex (gender) with an ―x‖;

g. Mark student‘s ethnicity with an ―x‖; h. Mark student‘s age group with an‖x‖; i. Mark student‘s status at closing with an ―x‖ (OE open enrollment or SO sworn officer);

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If the student failed the notebook portion of the skills areas, mark with an ―x‖, otherwise leave blank;

k. If the student dropped out, withdrew, was excused, etc., mark with an ―x‖, otherwise leave blank; l. If the student is granted a medical extension, mark with an ―x‖, otherwise leave blank;

m. When the student completes training following a medical extension, or fails to complete training following a medical extension (for example, the student chooses not to participate), mark with an ―x‖ under medical extension completed. Be sure to complete the remaining blocks; n. If the student is granted a military extension, mark with an ―x‖ otherwise leave blank; o. When the student completes training following a military extension or fails to complete training following a military extension (for example, does not contact the School Commander upon return to complete training), mark with an ―x‖ under military extension completed. Be sure to complete the remaining blocks; p. As all Refresher hours are mandatory, enter ―0‖; q. If the student is eligible to take the state certification examination, mark ―Y‖. If the student is not eligible to take the state certification examination mark ―N‖; r. No later than two weeks following the completion of the scheduled state certification examination or examination retest, indicate the examination results for each student and submit an electronic version by e-mail to OPOTA@ohioattorneygeneral.gov . 6.2.8 SF175unv –Closing letter 6.2.9 EX705—Qualification form. This form should be completed as follows: a. Complete entire form; b. All Peace Officer Basic Training and Refresher academies shall be audited by an OPOTC Field Agent prior to the state certification examination. The Field Agent shall sign and date the EX705 form in order for the academy to be eligible to test; c. Fax the signed EX705 to the OPOTC testing staff at least 48 business hours prior to the scheduled test date; d. A copy of the EX705 shall be sent with the closing paperwork to the OPOTC Certification Officer through the Field Agent. 6.210 EX710—Academy Roster. This form should be completed as follows: a. Complete the entire form, listing student names alphabetically by last name, first name, and middle initial; b. The form shall be typed or computer-generated; 55

c. List only those students who are eligible to test and who will be attending on that particular test date; d. List Refresher students under the ―Plug-In‖ section on the back of the form; e. Fax signed EX710 to OPOTC testing staff at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled test date; f. A copy of the EX710 shall be sent with the closing paperwork to the OPOTC Certification Officer through the Field Agent.

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6.3

Prior Equivalent Students

6.3.1 The appropriate paperwork for prior equivalent students shall be submitted to the Field Agent at the closing audit, if not submitted earlier. All closing documents submitted shall be original, and either computer-generated or typed. All computer-generated forms shall follow the OPOTC format and contain the same information. The forms to be submitted are as follows: 6.3.2 SF105unv—revised School Calendar. This form shall include all dates, times, topics and instructors as it was actually conducted. 6.3.3 SF185unv—Notification of Change in Schedule 6.3.4 SF120unv—Student Attendance Roster. List only the dates that topics applicable to the prior equivalent student(s) were taught. List topic numbers on the last line of SF120unv. Since prior equivalent students essentially have their own curriculum, each prior equivalent student shall have a separate Student Attendance Roster, SF120unv. 6.3.5 SF121unv—Student Sign-In sheets. The School Commander shall keep the sign-in sheets on file and make them available for review by the Field Agent at the closing audit. 6.3.6 SF122unv—Notification of Make-up Hours. This form shall include a separate SF120unv, Student Attendance Roster, and listing only the make-up hours for each student who was required to make up any portion of a training session. 6.3.7 SF155bas—Student Evaluation Record. This report should be compiled and maintained during the course of the school and include the scheduled state certification examination and retest. The School Commander shall submit a hardcopy of this form at closing and shall also submit an electronic version by e-mail to OPOTA@ohioattorneygeneral.gov no later than two weeks following the completion of the scheduled state certification examination or examination retest indicating the examination results for each student in the section labeled State Exam. Medical Extension or Military Extension students shall be reported at the time they return and complete all of their remaining training requirements. This form shall be completed as follows: a. School Name; b. School Number; c. Dates of School; d. Student Names including all students enrolled by the third day of OPOTC topics (listed in alphabetical order, last name, first name, middle initial); e. Last 4 digits of the student‘s social security number; f. Mark student‘s sex (gender) with an ―x‖;

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Mark student‘s status at closing with an ―x‖ (OE open enrollment or SO sworn officer); If the student failed any of the skills areas, mark with an ―x‖, otherwise leave blank;

k. If the student dropped out, withdrew, was excused, etc., mark with an ―x‖, otherwise leave blank; l. If the student is granted a medical extension, mark with an ―x‖, otherwise leave blank;

m. When the student completes training following a medical extension or fails to complete training following a medical extension (for example, the student chooses not to participate), mark with an ―x‖ under medical extension completed. Be sure to complete the remaining blocks; n. If the student is granted a military extension, mark with an ―x‖, otherwise leave blank; o. When the student completes training following a military extension or fails to complete training following a military extension (for example, does not contact the School Commander upon return to complete training), mark with an ―x‖ under military extension completed. Be sure to complete the remaining blocks; p. Enter the total percentage of non-mandatory OPOTC topics the student missed. This is calculated by dividing the number of non-mandatory hours missed by the total number of non-mandatory hours. Students who miss more than 5% of OPOTC non-mandatory topics are not eligible to take the state certification examination; q. If the student is eligible to take the state certification examination, mark ―Y‖. If the student is not eligible to take the state certification examination, mark ―N‖. 6.3.8 SPO score sheets for Firearms, Driving, First Aid and Subject Control, if applicable. For those students required to take only the Ohio Revised Code portion of legal instruction, proof of firearms requalification. 6.3.9 SF175unv—Closing Letter 6.3.10 EX705—Qualification Form. This form should be completed as follows: a. Complete entire form; b. An OPOTC Field Agent must audit all Peace Officer Basic Training and Refresher academies prior to the state certification examination. The Field Agent shall sign and date the EX705 form in order for the academy to be eligible to test; c. Fax the signed EX705 to the OPOTC testing staff at least 48 business hours prior to the scheduled test date; d. A copy of the EX705 shall be sent with the closing paperwork to the OPOTC Certification Officer through the Field Agent.

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6.3.11 EX710—Academy Roster. This form should be completed as follows: a. Complete the entire form, listing student names alphabetically by last name, first name, and middle initial; b. List Prior Equivalent Students with full-time students; c. The form must be typed or computer-generated; d. List only those students who are eligible to test and who will be attending on that particular test date; e. Fax signed EX710 to OPOTC testing staff at least 48 business hours prior to the scheduled test date; f. A copy of the EX710 shall be sent with the closing paperwork to the OPOTC Certification Officer through the Field Agent.

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Update/Mandate Students

6.4.1 The appropriate paperwork for update/mandate students shall be submitted to the Field Agent at the closing audit, if not submitted earlier. All closing documents submitted shall be original and either computer-generated or typed. All computer-generated forms shall follow the OPOTC format and contain the same information. The forms to be submitted are as follows: 6.4.2 SF105unv—revised School Calendar. This form must include all applicable dates, times, topics and instructors as it was actually conducted. 6.4.3 SF185unv—Notification of Change in Schedule, if applicable. 6.4.4 SF120unv—Student Attendance Roster. List only the dates that topics applicable to the update/mandate student(s) were taught. List topic numbers on the last line of SF120unv. 6.4.5 SF121unv—Student Sign in Sheets. The School Commander shall keep the sign-in sheets on file and make them available for review by the Field Agent at the closing audit. 6.4.6 SF122unv—Notification of Make-up Hours, if applicable. This form shall include a separate SF120unv, Student Attendance Roster, listing only the make-up hours for each student who was required to makeup any portion of a training session, if applicable. 6.4.7 SF175unv—Closing Letter

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Probation/Parole Officers

6.5.1 The appropriate paperwork for probation or parole officers shall be submitted to the Field Agent at the closing audit. All closing documents submitted shall be original, and either computer-generated or typed. All computer-generated forms shall follow the OPOTC format and contain the same information. The forms to be submitted are as follows: 6.5.2 SF105unv—revised School Calendar. This form must include all applicable dates, times, topics and instructors as it was actually conducted. 6.5.3 SF185unv—Notification of Change in Schedule, if applicable. 6.5.4 SF120unv—Student Attendance Roster. List only the dates that handgun-related training was conducted. List topic numbers on the last line of SF120unv. 6.5.5 SF121unv—Student Sign-in Sheets. The School Commander shall keep the sign-in sheets on file and make them available for review by the Field Agent at the closing audit. 6.5.6 SF122unv—Notification of Make-up Hours, if applicable. This form shall include a separate SF120unv, Student Attendance Roster, listing only the make-up hours for each student who was required to make up any portion of a training session, if applicable. 6.5.7 SPO Score Sheets for handgun. 6.5.8 SF175unv—Closing Letter.

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Section 7 Post State Certification Examination 7.1
Post State Certification Examination

7.1.1 The testing staff will contact the School Commander with the test results. The examination results will only be released to the School Commander or a designated contact person. 7.1.2 The testing staff will score the examination and notify the School Commander of the scores within five (5) business days following the examination. Neither the School Commander nor the students shall call the testing staff to inquire about test results. The School Commander or designated contact person will be notified as soon as test results are available. 7.1.3 All requests, including those pertaining to testing arrangements or examination results, must be made by the School Commander or designated person only. Under no circumstances shall a School Commander instruct a student to contact the testing staff or the OPOTC London office. 7.1.4 Students who fail the examination will be permitted one retest. The retest will be scheduled by the testing staff to take place within two weeks of the original test date. This also applies to no-shows with one retest remaining. The School Commander will be notified of the retest date at the same time the School Commander receives the test results. 7.1.5 Students who fail the retest must repeat the entire Peace Officer Basic Training course in order to take the examination again.

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Section 8 Post-Closing Procedures 8.1 Certification of Students

8.1.1 The OPOTC Certification Officer will review all documents submitted in the closing audit. 8.1.2 Peace Officer certificates will only be issued to students who have received Ohio Peace Officer appointments. 8.1.3 Letters of completion will be issued for open enrollment students. Open enrollment students who receive out-of-state appointments will not receive an OPOTC Peace Officer certificate. 8.1.4 Each student who attended training as a training recruit but has not submitted an appointment form will not receive a certificate of completion. 8.1.5 Update letters and prior equivalent certifications of completion will be sent to the appointing authority. 8.1.6 Certificates issued to Refresher students who were open enrollment students appointed after more than one year but less than two years will be forwarded to the original School Commander for his/her signature. 8.1.7 Certificates will be returned to the School Commander for his/her signature. 8.1.8 The School Commander is responsible for distributing certificates to the students.

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Certification Criteria

8.2.1 Ohio Administrative Code Section 109:2-1-07 establishes the criteria for the Executive Director to issue a certificate of completion. School Commander must inform all open enrollment students of the following provisions: a. If an open enrollment student is appointed as a Peace Officer in Ohio less that one year after the date he/she passed the state certification examination, the student must complete any additional training requirements mandated since completion of his/her basic training. This must occur before a certificate of completion will be awarded. The student may not perform the functions of a Peace Officer until the certificate is awarded; b. If an open enrollment student is appointed as a Peace Officer in Ohio after one year, but less than two years, from the date of the state certification, he/she will be required to complete the OPOTC Basic Refresher training course and any additional training requirement mandated before the student may perform the function of a Peace Officer. Upon successful completion of the Refresher training a Peace Officer Certificate of Completion will be awarded. If the student does not complete Refresher training in one year of the appointment date, the student shall not be eligible to receive a Peace Officer Certificate of Completion and will be required to repeat the entire Peace Officer Basic Training course and pass the state certification examination to become eligible for a certificate of completion; c. If an open enrollment student is appointed as a Peace Officer in Ohio more than two years after the date of the state certification examination, he/she will be required to complete the entire Peace Officer Basic Training course and pass the state certification examination before he/she may perform the functions of a Peace Officer.

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Annual Report

8.3.1 The SF201bas—Academy Annual Report captures accumulated data from the SF155bas on an annual basis, and must be acknowledged, signed, and submitted by the Chief Executive Officer. This report is to be submitted by e-mail to OPOTA@ohioattorneygeneral.gov and a signed hard copy mailed to OPOTA in London, no later than January 31 of the following year. a. This annual report shall include the accumulated data from all approved schools which have been completed in the reporting year. The completion date shall be considered the day of the scheduled certification exam. If, for example, a school started in late 2009, but did not test until 2010, it would be included in the 2010 Academy Annual Report. If a school started in late 2010, but does not test until 2011, it shall be included in the 2011 Academy Annual report; b. One annual report shall be submitted by each sponsoring institution, e.g. college, vocational learning center. For example, if ACME Community College had two School Commanders who conducted two POBT schools within calendar year 2010, ACME would report the accumulated data on one Academy Annual Report no later than January 31, 2011.

8.3.2 The SF200bas-Academy CEO Report identifies the Chief Executive Officer of the Agency or institution, and affiliated School Commander(s). This report shall be submitted with the SF201bas—Academy Annual Report by e-mail to: OPOTA@ohioattorneygeneral.gov and a signed hardcopy mailed to OPOTA London, no later than January 31 of the following year. Any change in the Chief Executive Officer, affiliated School Commander(s), phone numbers, addresses, etc, shall be reported to the Executive Director immediately.

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APPENDIX Ohio Revised Code, U.S. Criminal Code and Ohio Administrative Code sections pertaining to Peace Officer Basic Training eligibility for Attending & Receiving Certificate of Completed (Revised 05/26/2005)
Ohio Revised Code 109.511 – Definition of “felony” (See also Ohio Administrative Code 109: 2-1-03) (A) As used in this section, ―felony‖ means any of the following: (1) An offense committed in this state that is a felony under the law of this state; (2) An offense committed in a state other than this state, or under the law of the United States, that, if committed in this state, would be a felony under the law of this state. Ohio Revised Code 109.77 – OPOTC Executive Director to review criminal history (E) (1) prior to awarding any certificate prescribed in this section, the executive director of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission shall request the person to whom the certificate is to be awarded to disclose, and the person shall disclose any previous criminal conviction of or plea of guilty of that person to a felony. (3) The Executive Director of the Commission shall not award a certificate prescribed in this section to a person who has been convicted of or has pleaded guilty to a felony or who fails to disclose any previous criminal conviction of or plea of guilty to a felony as required under Division (E) (1) of this section. Ohio Revised Code 2953.32 – Sealing of conviction record (Inspection of sealed records) (D) Inspection of the sealed records included in the order may be made only by the following persons or for the following purposes: (9) By the bureau of criminal identification and investigation or any authorized employee of the bureau for the purpose of performing a criminal history records check on a person to whom a certificate as prescribed in section 109.77 of the Revised Code is to be awarded. Ohio Revised Code 2953.33 – Sealed convictions must be revealed if it relates to the position (B) In any application for employment, license, or other right or privilege, any appearance as a witness, or any other inquiry, except as provided in division (E) of section 2953.32 of the Revised Code, a person may be questioned only with respect to convictions not sealed, bail forfeitures not expunged under section 2953.42 of the Revised Code as it existed prior to June 29, 1988, and bail forfeitures not sealed, unless the question bears a direct and substantial relationship to the position for which the person is being considered. [emphasis added] Ohio Revised Code 2953.36 – First Degree offense of violence may not be sealed Sections 2953.31 to 2953.35 of the Revised Code do not apply to any of the following: (C) Convictions of an offense of violence when the offense is a misdemeanor of the first degree or a felony and when the offense is not a violation of Section 2917.03 of the Revised Code and is not a violation of Section 2903.13, 2917.01 or 2917.31 of the Revised Code that is a misdemeanor of the first degree;

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Ohio Revised Code 2925.11 – Minor misdemeanor drug possession offenses (D) Arrest or conviction for a minor misdemeanor violation of this section does not constitute a criminal record and need not be reported by the person so arrested or convicted in response to any inquiries about the person‘s criminal record, including any inquiries contained in any application for employment, license, or other right or privilege, or made in connection with the person‘s appearance as a witness. Ohio Revised Code 2923.13 - Having weapons while under disability (A) Unless relieved from disability as provided in section 2923.14 of the Revised Code, no person shall knowingly acquire, have, carry, or use any firearm or dangerous ordnance, if any of the following apply: (1) The person is a fugitive from justice. (2) The person is under indictment for or has been convicted of any felony offense of violence or has been adjudicated a delinquent child for the commission of an offense that, if committed by an adult, would have been a felony offense of violence. (3) The person is under indictment for or has been convicted of any offense involving the illegal possession, use, sale, administration, distribution, or trafficking in any drug of abuse or has been adjudicated a delinquent child for the commission of an offense that, if committed by an adult, would have been an offense involving the illegal possession, use, sale, administration, distribution, or trafficking in any drug of abuse. (4) The person is drug dependent, in danger of drug dependence, or a chronic alcoholic. (5) The person is under adjudication of mental incompetence, has been adjudicated as a mental defective, has been committed to a mental institution, has been found by a court to be a mentally ill person subject to hospitalization by court order, or is an involuntary patient other than one who is a patient only for purposes of observation. As used in this division, "mentally ill person subject to hospitalization by court order" and "patient" have the same meanings as in section 5122.01 of the Revised Code. (B) Whoever violates this section is guilty of having weapons while under disability, a felony of the third degree. Ohio Revised Code 2923.14 - Relief from disability (A) Any person who, solely by reason of the person's disability under division (A) (2) or (3) of section 2923.13 of the Revised Code, is prohibited from acquiring, having, carrying, or using firearms, may apply to the court of common pleas in the county in which the person resides for relief from such prohibition. (B) The application shall recite the following: (1) All indictments, convictions, or adjudications upon which the applicant's disability is based, the sentence imposed and served, and any release granted under a community control sanction, post-release control sanction, or parole, any partial or conditional pardon granted, or other disposition of each case; (2) Facts showing the applicant to be a fit subject for relief under this section. (C) A copy of the application shall be served on the county prosecutor. The county prosecutor shall cause the matter to be investigated and shall raise before the court any objections to granting relief that the investigation reveals. (D) Upon hearing, the court may grant the applicant relief pursuant to this section, if all of the following apply: (1) The applicant has been fully discharged from imprisonment, community control, post-release control, and parole, or, if the applicant is under indictment, has been released on bail or recognizance. (2) The applicant has led a law-abiding life since discharge or release, and appears likely to continue to do so. (3) The applicant is not otherwise prohibited by law from acquiring, having, or using firearms. (E) Costs of the proceeding shall be charged as in other civil cases, and taxed to the applicant. (F) Relief from disability granted pursuant to this section: (1) Applies only with respect to indictments, convictions, or adjudications recited in the application; (2) Applies only with respect to firearms lawfully acquired, possessed, carried, or used by the applicant; (3) Does not apply with respect to dangerous ordnance; 67

(4) May be revoked by the court at any time for good cause shown and upon notice to the applicant; (5) Is automatically void upon commission by the applicant of any offense set forth in division (A) (2) or (3) of section 2923.13 of the Revised Code, or upon the applicant's becoming one of the class of persons named in division (A) (1), (4), or (5) of that section. (G) As used in this section: (1) "Community control sanction" has the same meaning as in section 2929.01 of the Revised Code. (2) "Post-release control" and "post-release control sanction" have the same meanings as in section 2967.01 of the Revised Code.

Ohio Revised Code Section 2923 - Furnishing Firearms to a Minor
Ohio Revised Code 2323.21(B) allows individuals to take the training, and be appointed as a peace officer if between the ages of 18 and 21 years of age. However, Ohio Revised Code 124.41 states that those individuals appointed as a peace officer to a civil service position must be 21 years of age. Here are the pertinent statutes: Ohio Revised Code 2923.21– Improperly furnishing firearms to minor. (A) No person shall do any of the following: (1) Sell any firearm to a person who is under eighteen years of age; (2) Subject to division (B) of this section, sell any handgun to a person who is under twenty-one years of age; (3) Furnish any firearm to a person who is under eighteen years of age or, subject to division (B) of this section, furnish any handgun to a person who is under twenty-one years of age, except for lawful hunting, sporting, or educational purposes, including, but not limited to, instruction in firearms or handgun safety, care, handling, or marksmanship under the supervision or control of a responsible adult; (4) Sell or furnish a firearm to a person who is eighteen years of age or older if the seller or furnisher knows, or has reason to know, that the person is purchasing or receiving the firearm for the purpose of selling the firearm in violation of division (A)(1) of this section to a person who is under eighteen years of age or for the purpose of furnishing the firearm in violation of division (A)(3) of this section to a person who is under eighteen years of age; (5) Sell or furnish a handgun to a person who is twenty-one years of age or older if the seller or furnisher knows, or has reason to know, that the person is purchasing or receiving the handgun for the purpose of selling the handgun in violation of division (A)(2) of this section to a person who is under twenty-one years of age or for the purpose of furnishing the handgun in violation of division (A)(3) of this section to a person who is under twenty-one years of age; (6) Purchase or attempt to purchase any firearm with the intent to sell the firearm in violation of division (A)(1) of this section to a person who is under eighteen years of age or with the intent to furnish the firearm in violation of division (A)(3) of this section to a person who is under eighteen years of age; (7) Purchase or attempt to purchase any handgun with the intent to sell the handgun in violation of division (A)(2) of this section to a person who is under twenty-one years of age or with the intent to furnish the handgun in violation of division (A)(3) of this section to a person who is under twenty-one years of age. (B) Divisions (A)(1) and (2) of this section do not apply to the sale or furnishing of a handgun to a person eighteen years of age or older and under twenty-one years of age if the person eighteen years of age or older and under twenty-one years of age is a law enforcement officer who is properly appointed or employed as a law enforcement officer and has received firearms training approved by the Ohio peace officer training council or equivalent firearms training. (C) Whoever violates this section is guilty of improperly furnishing firearms to a minor, a felony of the fifth degree. 68

Ohio Revised Code 124.41 Police department qualifications - police cadet program. No person shall be eligible to receive an original appointment to a police department, as a police officer, subject to the civil service laws of this state, unless the person has reached the age of twenty-one and has, not more than one hundred twenty days prior to the date of such appointment, passed a physical examination, given by a licensed physician, a physician assistant, a clinical nurse specialist, a certified nurse practitioner, or a certified nurse-midwife, certifying that the applicant is free of cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, and showing that the applicant meets the physical requirements necessary to perform the duties of a police officer as established by the civil service commission having jurisdiction over the appointment. The appointing authority shall, prior to making any such appointment, file with the Ohio police and fire pension fund a copy of the report or findings of the licensed physician, physician assistant, clinical nurse specialist, certified nurse practitioner, or certified nurse-midwife. The professional fee for such physical examination shall be paid by the civil service commission. Except as otherwise provided in this section, no person is eligible to receive an original appointment when the person is thirty-five years of age or older, and no person can be declared disqualified as over age prior to that time. The maximum age limitation established by this section does not apply to a city in which an ordinance establishes a different maximum age limitation for an original appointment to the police department or to a civil service township in which a resolution adopted by the board of trustees of the township establishes a different maximum age limitation for an original appointment to the police department. Nothing in this section shall prevent a municipal corporation or a civil service township from establishing a police cadet program and employing persons as police cadets at age eighteen for the purposes of training persons to become police officers. The board of trustees of a civil service township may establish by resolution such a cadet program. A person participating in a municipal or township police cadet program shall not be permitted to carry or use any firearm in the performance of the person‘s duties, except that the person may be taught the proper use of firearms as part of the person‘s training. Ohio Revised Code 109.73 – Rule recommendations (A) The Ohio peace officer training commission shall recommend rules to the attorney general with respect to all of the following: (1) The approval, or revocation of approval, of peace officer training schools administered by the state, counties, municipal corporations, public school districts, technical college districts, and the department of natural resources; (2) Minimum courses of study, attendance requirements, and equipment and facilities to be required at approved state, county, municipal, and department of natural resources peace officer training schools; (3) Minimum qualifications for instructors at approved state, county, municipal, and department of natural resources peace officer training schools; (4) The requirements of minimum basic training that peace officers appointed to probationary terms shall complete before being eligible for permanent appointment, which requirements shall include training in the handling of the offense of domestic violence, other types of domestic violence-related offenses and incidents, and protection orders and consent agreements issued or approved under section 2919.26 or 3113.31 of the Revised Code; crisis intervention training; and training in the handling of missing children and child abuse and neglect cases; and the time within which such basic training shall be completed following appointment to a probationary term; (5) The requirements of minimum basic training that peace officers not appointed for probationary terms but appointed on other than a permanent basis shall complete in order to be eligible for continued employment or permanent appointment, which requirements shall include training in the handling of the offense of domestic 69

violence, other types of domestic violence-related offenses and incidents, and protection orders and consent agreements issued or approved under section 2919.26 or 3113.31 of the Revised Code, crisis intervention training, and training in the handling of missing children and child abuse and neglect cases, and the time within which such basic training shall be completed following appointment on other than a permanent basis; (6) Categories or classifications of advanced in-service training programs for peace officers, including programs in the handling of the offense of domestic violence, other types of domestic violence-related offenses and incidents, and protection orders and consent agreements issued or approved under section 2919.26 or 3113.31 of the Revised Code, in crisis intervention, and in the handling of missing children and child abuse and neglect cases, and minimum courses of study and attendance requirements with respect to such categories or classifications; (7) Permitting persons, who are employed as members of a campus police department appointed under section 1713.50 of the Revised Code; who are employed as police officers by a qualified nonprofit corporation police department pursuant to section 1702.80 of the Revised Code; who are appointed and commissioned as bank, savings and loan association, savings bank, credit union, or association of banks, savings and loan associations, savings banks, or credit unions police officers, as railroad police officers, or as hospital police officers pursuant to sections 4973.17 to 4973.22 of the Revised Code; or who are appointed and commissioned as amusement park police officers pursuant to section 4973.17 of the Revised Code, to attend approved peace officer training schools, including the Ohio peace officer training academy, and to receive certificates of satisfactory completion of basic training programs, if the private college or university that established the campus police department; qualified nonprofit corporation police department; bank, savings and loan association, savings bank, credit union, or association of banks, savings and loan associations, savings banks, or credit unions; railroad company; hospital; or amusement park sponsoring the police officers pays the entire cost of the training and certification and if trainee vacancies are available; (8) Permitting undercover drug agents to attend approved peace officer training schools, other than the Ohio peace officer training academy, and to receive certificates of satisfactory completion of basic training programs, if, for each undercover drug agent, the county, township, or municipal corporation that employs that undercover drug agent pays the entire cost of the training and certification; (9)(a) The requirements for basic training programs for bailiffs and deputy bailiffs of courts of record of this state and for criminal investigators employed by the state public defender that those persons shall complete before they may carry a firearm while on duty; (b) The requirements for any training received by a bailiff or deputy bailiff of a court of record of this state or by a criminal investigator employed by the state public defender prior to June 6, 1986, that is to be considered equivalent to the training described in division (A)(9)(a) of this section. (10) Establishing minimum qualifications and requirements for certification for dogs utilized by law enforcement agencies; (11) Establishing minimum requirements for certification of persons who are employed as correction officers in a full-service jail, five-day facility, or eight-hour holding facility or who provide correction services in such a jail or facility; (12) Establishing requirements for the training of agents of a county humane society under section 1717.06 of the Revised Code, including, without limitation, a requirement that the agents receive instruction on traditional animal husbandry methods and training techniques, including customary owner-performed practices. 70

(B) The commission shall appoint an executive director, with the approval of the attorney general, who shall hold office during the pleasure of the commission. The executive director shall perform such duties assigned by the commission. The executive director shall receive a salary fixed pursuant to Chapter 124 of the Revised Code and reimbursement for expenses within the amounts available by appropriation. The executive director may appoint officers, employees, agents, and consultants as the executive director considers necessary, prescribe their duties, and provide for reimbursement of their expenses within the amounts available for reimbursement by appropriation and with the approval of the commission. (C) The commission may do all of the following: (1) Recommend studies, surveys, and reports to be made by the executive director regarding the carrying out of the objectives and purposes of sections 109.71 to 109.77 of the Revised Code; (2) Visit and inspect any peace officer training school that has been approved by the executive director or for which application for approval has been made; (3) Make recommendations, from time to time, to the executive director, the attorney general, and the general assembly regarding the carrying out of the purposes of sections 109.71 to 109.77 of the Revised Code; (4) Report to the attorney general from time to time, and to the governor and the general assembly at least annually, concerning the activities of the commission; (5) Establish fees for the services the commission offers under sections 109.71 to 109.79 of the Revised Code, including, but not limited to, fees for training, certification, and testing; (6) Perform such other acts as are necessary or appropriate to carry out the powers and duties of the commission as set forth in sections 109.71 to 109.77 of the Revised Code. (D) In establishing the requirements, under division (A)(12) of this section, the commission may consider any portions of the curriculum for instruction on the topic of animal husbandry practices, if any, of the Ohio state university college of veterinary medicine. No person or entity that fails to provide instruction on traditional animal husbandry methods and training techniques, including customary owner-performed practices, shall qualify to train a humane agent for appointment under section 1717.06 of the Revised Code. Ohio Revised Code 109.75 – Powers and duties of peace officer training commission executive director. The executive director of the Ohio peace officer training commission, on behalf of the commission, shall have the following powers and duties, which shall be exercised with the general advice of the commission and only in accordance with section 109.751 of the Revised Code and the rules adopted pursuant to that section, and with the rules adopted by the attorney general pursuant to sections 109.74, 109.741, 109.742, and 109.743 of the Revised Code: (A) To approve peace officer training schools and firearms requalification programs administered by the state, counties, municipal corporations, and the department of natural resources, to issue certificates of approval to approved schools, and to revoke an approval or certificate; (B) To certify, as qualified, instructors at approved peace officer training schools, to issue appropriate certificates to these instructors, and to revoke for good cause shown certificates of these instructors;

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(C) To certify, as qualified, School Commanders at approved peace officer training schools, to issue appropriate certificates to these School Commanders, and to revoke for good cause shown certificates of these School Commanders. As used in this division, ―School Commander‖ means the director or other head of an approved peace officer training school. (D) To certify peace officers and sheriffs who have satisfactorily completed basic training programs and to issue appropriate certificates to these peace officers and sheriffs; (E) To cause studies and surveys to be made relating to the establishment, operation, and approval of state, county, and municipal peace officer training schools; (F) To consult and cooperate with state, county and municipal peace officer training schools for the development of advanced in-service training programs for peace officers; (G) To consult and cooperate with universities, colleges, and institutes for the development of specialized courses of study in the state for peace officers in police science and police administration; (H) To consult and cooperate with other departments and agencies of the state and federal government concerned with peace officer training; (I) To perform any other acts that may be necessary or appropriate to carry out the executive director‘s powers and duties as set forth in sections 109.71 to 109.77 of the Revised Code; (J) To report to the commission at each regular meeting of the commission and at any other times that the commission may require; (K) To certify persons who have satisfactorily completed approved training programs for correction officers in full-service jails, five-day facilities, or eight-hour holding facilities or approved training programs for others who provide correction services in those jails or facilities and to issue appropriate certificates to those persons; (L) To maintain any records associated with the powers and duties set forth in this section. Certification examinations, either before or after completion, are not public records for purposes of section 149.43 of the Revised Code, but the results of such examinations are public records under that section.

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U.S. Criminal Code
Domestic Violence-Related Offenses/Firearms Disability U.S. Criminal Code Section 921 (33) (A) except as provided in subparagraph (C), the term ―misdemeanor crime of domestic violence‖ means an offense that – (i) is a misdemeanor under Federal or State law; and (ii) has, as an element, the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by a current or former spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabiting with or has cohabited with the victim as a spouse, parent, or guardian, or by a person similarly situated to a spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim. (B) (i) A person shall not be considered to have been convicted of such an offense for purposes of this chapter [18 USCS §§ 921 et seq.], unless – (I) the person was represented by counsel in the case, or knowingly and intelligently waived the right to counsel in the case; and (II) In the case of a prosecution for an offense described in this paragraph for which a person was entitled to a jury trial in the jurisdiction in which the case was tried, either (aa) the case was tried by a jury, or (bb) the person knowingly and intelligently waived the right to have the case tried by a jury, by guilty plea or otherwise. (ii) A person shall not be considered to have been convicted of such an offense for purposes of this chapter [18 USCS §§ 921 et seq.] if the conviction has been expunged or set aside, or is an offense for which the person has been pardoned or has had civil rights restored (if the law of the applicable jurisdiction provides for the loss of civil rights under such an offense) unless the pardon, expungement, or restoration of civil rights expressly provides that the person may not ship, transport, possess, or receive firearms. U.S. Criminal Code Section 922 (d) It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or otherwise dispose of any firearm or ammunition to any person knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that such person – … (9) has been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. … (g) It shall be unlawful for any person – … (9) who has been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, to ship or transport in interstate or foreign commerce, or possess in or affecting commerce, any firearm or ammunition; or to receive any firearm or ammunition which has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce. U.S. Criminal Code Section 925 (a) (1) The provisions of this chapter [18 USCS §§ 921 et seq.], except for sections 922(d)(9) and 922(g)(9) and provisions relating to firearms subject to the prohibitions of section 922(p), shall not apply with respect to the transportation, shipment, receipt, possession, or importation of any firearm or ammunition imported for, sold or shipped to, or issued for the use of, the United States or any department or agency thereof or any State or any department, agency, or political subdivision thereof.

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Chapter 109:2-1 Basic Training Program 109:2-1-02 Definitions When used in Chapter 109:2-1 of the Administrative Code (A) The term ―commission‖ means the Ohio peace officer training commission; (B) The term ―School Commander‖ means the director or other head of a peace officer training school; (C) The term ―executive director‖ means the executive director of the Ohio peace officer training commission; (D) The term ―basic course‖ means the training prescribed in rule 109:2-1-16 of the Administrative Code which has been approved by the executive director, in writing, as meeting or exceeding the minimum standards prescribed in rule 109:2-1-16 of the Administrative Code; (E) The term ―peace officer‖ means: (1) Any person appointed as a peace officer pursuant to division (A) of section 109.71 of the Revised Code. (2) Any other person designated as such for purposes of peace officer training and certification by the Ohio general assembly. (F) The term ―school‖ means any basic training program for peace officers as certified by the executive director of the Ohio peace officer training commission; (G) The term ―chair‖ means the chair of the Ohio peace officer training commission; (H) The term ―training recruit‖ means a fulltime employee of a law enforcement agency whose primary duty is to attend and successfully complete the basic course and who, upon completion of the basic course, is appointed as a peace officer by that agency; (I) The term ―open enrollment student‖ means a person who is not employed by a law enforcement agency and has not received an appointment as a peace officer, but has successfully completed all basic school admission requirements of the Ohio peace officer training commission. (J) The term ―peace officer disqualifying offense‖ means any offense which would preclude an individual from performing the functions of a peace officer, including any offense under section 2923.13 of the Revised Code. (K) The term ―trooper‖ means an individual appointed as a state highway patrol trooper under section 5503.01 of the Revised Code. Effective: 10/16/2009 R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/13/2009 and 10/16/2014 Promulgated Under: 119.03 74

Statutory Authority: 109.74 Rule Amplifies: 109.73, 109.75 Prior Effective Dates: 3/31/1966, 3/1/1982, 1/1/1988, 3/25/1991, 1/1/2000 109:2-1-03 Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training program course (A) Who is required to complete the basic course: (1) Those persons set out in division (A) of section 109.71 of the Revised Code; (2) A training recruit as defined in paragraph (H) of rule 109:2-1-02 of the Administrative Code; (3) Any person employed in a position statutorily required to complete the basic training course. (B) Who may attend the basic course (1) An open enrollment student as defined in paragraph (I) of rule 109:2-1-02 of the Administrative Code. (C) No person who has been convicted of a felony or other disqualifying offense shall attend the basic course. (D) Statement of purpose. (1) It shall be clearly understood that the basic course described is designed as an absolute minimum program. School Commanders are encouraged to exceed this minimum program wherever possible. (2) Nothing in this chapter shall limit or be construed as limiting the authority of a School Commander, the civil service commission, or other appointing authority, to enact rules and regulations which establish a higher standard of training above the minimum required by the rules of this chapter. (E) Local matters Instruction in such matters as department rules and regulations, local ordinances, personnel policies and procedures may be given entirely upon local initiative. No portion of the instructional time devoted to this training or other non-commission required topics shall be credited against the hours of instruction required under rule 109:2-1-16 of the Administrative Code. R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/29/2004 and 12/29/2009 Promulgated Under: 119.03 Statutory Authority: 109.74 Rule Amplifies: 109.73, 109.75 Prior Effective Dates: 3/1/71, 3/1/82, 1/1/88, 3/25/91, 1/1/00

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109:2-1-04 Approval of schools (A) Schools which meet all of the requirements set forth in rules 109:2-1-05, 109:2-1-06, 109:2-1-08, and 109:2-1-16 of the Administrative Code shall be approved by the executive director. The approval shall be given in writing. (B) Schools may, in addition to those requirements set forth in paragraph (A) of this rule, require that each person enrolled in training sanctioned by the commission be given a physical examination, a psychological examination, and a background investigation to determine fitness and eligibility for attending and completing the basic course. Any person determined to be unfit or ineligible will not be admitted to any training that is a component of the basic course. (C) Request for school approval. Twenty-one calendar days prior to the start of a training school, the School Commander shall forward to the executive director, an application package which shall include forms required by the executive director. (D) Revocation of school approval. (1) The executive director may revoke the approval of any school for failure to maintain the minimum state standards as set forth in this rule and rules 109:2-1-05, 109:2-1-06, 109:2-1-08, and 109:2-1-16 of the Administrative Code or any other rule or policy established by the Ohio peace officer training commission for conducting the basic training program. The executive director shall notify the School Commander of the school in writing of this revocation and shall advise the School Commander that the School Commander may request a hearing before the commission as provided in sections 119.06 and 119.07 of the Revised Code. The commission shall conduct the hearing as required by sections 119.01 to 119.13 of the Revised Code. (E) Enrollees, instructors and time for school. The School Commander must have prior written approval from the executive director to conduct the school. The school: (1) Must have a minimum of ten students enrolled. (2) Must have a minimum of ten commission-approved instructors. (3) May not extend more than one year unless the school is part of a college or university degree program. If the school is part of a college or university degree program, the executive director and the School Commander will determine the completion date of training. (4) For any deviation from paragraph (E)(1), (E)(2) or (E)(3) of this rule, the School Commander must have prior written approval from the executive director. (F) Within three calendar days after the school has begun, the School Commander shall forward to the executive director, on forms supplied by the executive director, a revised student enrollment list and an enrollment package which shall include, for each enrollee, forms required by the executive director. Effective: 04/24/2009

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R.C. 119.032 review dates: 09/25/2008 and 04/14/2014 Promulgated Under: 119.03 Statutory Authority: 109.74 Rule Amplifies: 109.73, 109.75 Prior Effective Dates: 12/19/1970, 3/1/1982, 1/15/1988, 1/1/2000 109:2-1-05 Approval of School Commanders Each School Commander is required to have the approval of the executive director to conduct a school. Such approval will be based upon the submission of a notarized and typewritten statement of qualifications by the person seeking approval to be designated a School Commander on a form prescribed by the executive director. All persons seeking approval to be a School Commander on or after January 1, 2000, who have not previously been designated a School Commander shall conform to the minimum qualifications for certification as a School Commander and must be associated with an established or proposed school. (A) Minimum qualifications for certification of School Commander shall be as follows: (1) High school graduate or possession of a ―General Education Development‖ certificate; and (2) Seven years of experience as a full-time law enforcement officer two of which must be as a full-time law enforcement supervisor; (3) Completion of ninety quarter hours or sixty semester hours at an accredited college or university and (4) Professional references from three current police administrators of the rank of lieutenant or above; and (5) No convictions for a felony, crime of moral turpitude or any other peace officer disqualifying offense. (B) Upon receipt and verification of a notarized application form for School Commander certification and completion of an Ohio peace officer training commission School Commander conference, the executive director may issue a certificate to the applicant. Should the executive director refuse to issue a certificate, the notice of this action shall be sent to the applicant. The applicant shall be advised that he or she may request a hearing before the commission as provided in sections 119.06 and 119.07 of the Revised Code. The commission shall conduct the hearing as required by sections 119.01 to 119.13 of the Revised Code. (C) Revocation of certificate The executive director may revoke the certification of any School Commander for the following reasons: (1) A School Commander‘s evaluation reflecting unacceptable performance; or (2) Conviction for a felony, crime of moral turpitude, or any other peace officer disqualifying offense; or (3) Absence from two consecutive School Commander‘s conferences; or 77

(4) Violation of rules promulgated under this chapter; or (5) For any other good cause shown. The executive director shall notify the School Commander in writing of this revocation. The School Commander shall be advised that he or she may request a hearing before the commission as provided in sections 119.06 and 119.07 of the Revised Code. The commission shall conduct the hearing as required by sections 119.01 to 119.13 of the Revised Code. R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/29/2004 and 12/29/2009 Promulgated Under: 119.03 Statutory Authority: 109.74 Rule Amplifies: 109.73, 109.75 Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/00 109:2-1-06 Approval of instructors All persons requesting approval or renewal as an instructor on or after January 1, 2000, shall submit a notarized statement of qualifications for each subject or unit of subjects for which the person is seeking approval on a form provided by the executive director. The course content of the Peace Officer Basic Training program shall be as outlined in rule 109:2-1-16 of the Administrative Code. (A) Minimum qualifications for unit instructor certification shall be as follows: (1) High school graduate or possession of a ―General Education Development‖ certificate; and (2) Five years of experience as a full-time law enforcement officer; and (3) Completion of an instructor training program approved by the executive director consisting of a minimum of forty clock hours which shall include instruction in the theories of learning and adult education, teaching techniques, lesson plan development and usage, behavioral objectives, student evaluation and measurement, role playing, the use of audio-visual aids and an exercise in practice teaching. Instructor training programs taught at the Ohio peace officer training academy; by the department of education; the state highway patrol; a college or educational institution or other programs which in the opinion of the executive director are equivalent to those set out, will be acceptable; and (4) Completion of an instructor-level training program approved by the executive director which will allow a person to learn specific knowledge and skills in a unit for which certification is requested; and (5) Recommendation of a current basic training School Commander. (B) Minimum qualifications for special subject instructor certification shall be as follows: (1) A high school graduate or possession of a ―General Education Development‖ certificate; and 78

(2)(a) Possession of a license in a particular discipline such as medical doctors, attorneys, nurses, judges, teachers of special subjects related to the basic course or (b) Recognition for competency in law enforcement related areas such as probation, corrections, health, fire, drug enforcement, traffic or other special subject or skill areas in which the person has a minimum of five years of full-time experience and training in the subject area to be taught, three years of which must be based on fulltime experience (3) Recommendation of a current basic training School Commander. (4) Special subject instructors shall not be eligible for approval for the driving or firearms units and in no case shall a special subject instructor be approved for more than five topics in the basic course. (C) Renewal of unit and special subject instructor certification: (1) Instructors certified by unit shall renew their certificate every three years. At least sixty days and no more than ninety days prior to expiration of the certificate, the instructor shall file with the executive director an application for renewal on a form supplied by the executive director. The instructor shall also file: (a) Written evidence from the educational or training facility where the instructor received the training documenting that the instructor has successfully completed, within the past three years, a minimum of twentyfour clock hours of training in topics related to the basic training curriculum. (b) Written evidence from the School Commander or administrator that the instructor has taught in two approved Peace Officer Basic Training schools for a minimum total of twenty-four teaching hours within the past three years. (2) Persons certified as special subject instructors shall renew their certificate every three years. At least sixty days and no more than ninety days prior to expiration of the certificate, the instructor shall file with the executive director an application for renewal on a form supplied by the executive director. The instructor shall also file: (a) Written evidence from the educational or training facility where the instructor received the training documenting that the instructor has successfully completed, within the past three years, a minimum of twelve clock hours of training in topics related to the basic training curriculum. (b) Written evidence from the School Commander or administrator that the instructor has taught in two approved Peace Officer Basic Training schools for a minimum total of twelve teaching hours within the past three years. (D) Denial of certification, denial of renewal of certification or revocation of certification: (1) Should the executive director refuse to issue or renew a certificate, or should the executive director revoke a certificate, notice of this action shall be sent to the applicant. The applicant shall be advised that he or she may request a hearing before the commission as provided in sections 119.06 and 119.07 of the Revised Code. The commission shall conduct the hearing as required by sections 119.01 to 119.13 of the Revised Code. (E) Grounds for revocation of instructor certification

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(3) If more than two years after completion of training a person does not receive an appointment as a peace officer, the person shall successfully complete the Peace Officer Basic Training course before he or she may perform the functions of a peace officer (4) If a member of the National Guard or a military reservist is mobilized to active duty in the uniformed services after completion of training and prior to appointment as a peace officer, the time in active duty in the uniformed services shall not be included in calculating the period of time after completion of training for purposes of paragraphs (B)(2) and (B)(3) of this rule. Effective: 06/09/2006 R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/21/2005 and 05/30/2011 Promulgated Under: 119.03 Statutory Authority: 109.74 Rule Amplifies: 109.73, 109.75, 109.751, 109.77 Prior Effective Dates: 12-8-70; 1-1-88; 1-1-00 109:2-1-08 School facilities Each school shall have available: (A) A classroom with adequate heating, lighting, ventilation and restroom facilities; (B) A chalkboard and chalk, or equivalent; (C) Tables and chairs suitable for writing or seats with an arm for writing; (D) Audio visual equipment; (E) A lectern, stand, or table for the instructor‘s use; (F) A gymnasium or large indoor area for teaching defensive tactics and other physical skills topics supplied with appropriate training and safety equipment; (G) Access to a commission-approved firearms range; (H) Access to a commission-approved driving range. (I) Any other equipment or facilities as required by the executive director. R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/29/2004 and 12/29/2009 Promulgated Under: 119.03 Statutory Authority: 109.74 81

Rule Amplifies: 109.73, 109.75 Prior Effective Dates: 3/31/66, 1/1/88, 1/1/00 109:2-1-09 Attendance Attendance shall be required of each individual at all sessions of the basic course. (A) Absence of five per cent or less. When a student is absent for five per cent or less of the non-mandatory, commission-required hours of the training course in which the student is enrolled, the School Commander may excuse the absence if, in the School Commander‘s judgment, the absences were for valid reasons, including but not limited to: illness of either the student or the student‘s immediate family or an emergency employment situation The student shall provide the School Commander with written documentation listing the reasons for the absence. The School Commander may require the student to make up the missed training to assure that the student has the required mastery of the subjects taught during the school. (B) Absence of more than five per cent of the non-mandatory commission-required hours. (1) If a student misses more than five per cent of the non-mandatory commission-required hours of the course, the student may complete the course but shall not be permitted to take the final examination nor shall the student be certified unless approved by the executive director. The student shall submit to the executive director a notarized statement setting forth the reasons for the absences and request to complete the training that was missed. Reasons for absence which the executive director may consider include but are not limited to: illness of either the student or the student‘s immediate family; emergency employment situations or other valid reasons. The executive director shall rule on that request within fifteen calendar days of receipt of the request. If the request is granted, the executive director shall approve in writing the method of completing the training. (2) If the request to complete the course is denied by the executive director, the student may request a hearing before the Ohio peace officer training commission as provided in sections 119.06 and 119.07 of the Revised Code. The Commission shall conduct the hearing as required by sections 119.01 to 119.13 of the Revised Code. (C) There shall be no excused absences from the firearms, domestic violence, crisis intervention, missing, abused, and neglected children; laws of arrest; search and seizure, search warrants, civil liability/use of force, confessions and interrogations, cultural sensitivity, driving, report writing, vehicle stops and suspect approaches, hazardous materials response, unarmed self defense, the first aid unit portions of the basic course; or any other topic designated by the Ohio general assembly or the commission. (D) The School Commander shall be responsible for maintaining an accurate record of attendance for each student attending the basic course. The School Commander shall forward such records to the executive director at the completion of training. R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/29/2004 and 12/29/2009 Promulgated Under: 119.03 Statutory Authority: 109.74 82

Rule Amplifies: 109.73, 109.75 Prior Effective Dates: 12/18/70, 3/1/82, 1/1/88, 10/1/93, 1/1/00 109:2-1-10 Notebook and eligibility requirements for the state certification examination (A) Each individual in the basic course shall maintain a notebook during the course and shall submit such notebook to the School Commander for inspection. The notebook shall be evaluated as satisfactory or unsatisfactory by the School Commander. The notebook shall contain appropriate entries of pertinent material covered during the classroom sessions of the basic course. Among the factors to be evaluated in the notebook are: sufficiency of course content, organization, appropriateness of material, regularity of entries, neatness, accuracy and legibility. Notebooks and the grades assigned to them by the School Commander are subject to review by the executive director at any time. (B) No person shall participate in the final written examination who has been evaluated as unsatisfactory for units of instruction in driving, first aid, firearms and unarmed self-defense; the student notebook or any other area designated by the Ohio general assembly or the commission. R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/29/2004 and 12/29/2009 Promulgated Under: 119.03 Statutory Authority: 109.74 Rule Amplifies: 109.73, 109.75 Prior Effective Dates: 3/31/66, 1/1/88, 1/1/00

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109:2-1-11 Examination (A) The Ohio peace officer training commission will prepare, conduct and score a final examination for each person completing the basic course. Each student recommended for certification must pass the final written examination with a minimum score to be determined by the commission. (B) The results of this examination shall be made known to the School Commander within five business days of the date administered. Persons failing to achieve the designated minimum score shall be given one retest. This test shall normally be given within two weeks of the date the School Commander is notified of the results of the first examination. The results of the retest shall be made known to the School Commander within five business days of the date administered. Students who fail the retest shall not be permitted to take the final written examination again until they successfully complete another Peace Officer Basic Training course. R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/29/2004 and 12/29/2009 Promulgated Under: 119.03 Statutory Authority: 109.74 Rule Amplifies: 109.73, 109.75 Prior Effective Dates: 3/31/66, 3/1/82, 1/1/88, 8/21/90, 1/1/00 109:2-1-12 Certification before service and re-entry requirements (A) (1) No person shall, after January 1, 1966, receive an original appointment on a permanent basis as a peace officer unless such person has previously been awarded a certificate by the executive director attesting to satisfactory completion of the basic course prescribed in rule 109:2-1-16 of the Administrative Code. (2) No person shall, after January 1, 1989, be permitted to perform the functions of a peace officer or to carry a weapon in connection with peace officer duties unless such person has successfully completed the basic course and has been awarded a certificate of completion by the executive director. (3) All peace officers employed by a county, township, or municipal corporation of the state of Ohio on January 1, 1966, and who have either completed at least sixteen years of full-time active service as such peace officer or have completed equivalent service as determined by the executive director, may receive an original appointment on a permanent basis and serve as a peace officer of a county, township, or municipal corporation, or as a state university law enforcement officer without receiving a basic training certificate signed by the executive director. (B) Credit for prior equivalent training or education: (1) An individual who has successfully completed prior training or education other than under the auspices of the Ohio peace officer training commission and who is appointed as a peace officer in Ohio may request credit for that portion of the basic training course which is equivalent to training previously completed. Training or 84

education which shall be accepted includes, but is not limited to, training or education certified by another state, another government agency, military service, the state highway patrol or a college, university or other educational institution. (2) The applicant shall provide to the executive director documented evidence of the training. The executive director shall review the record of the prior training or education and make a determination of the training the person shall be required to complete in a commission-approved basic training school. (3) Credit for equivalent training may also be given under this rule for experience when the applicant can, through a means that the executive director has approved in advance, demonstrate to the executive director a level of proficiency that is equivalent to the proficiency required to complete one or more portions of the basic training course. (4) If the applicant disputes any of the training assigned by the executive director, he or she may request a hearing before the commission as provided in sections 119.06 and 119.07 of the Revised Code. The commission shall conduct the hearing as required by sections 119.01 to 119.13 of the Revised Code. (C) All persons who have previously been appointed as a peace officer and have been awarded a certificate of completion of basic training by the executive director or those peace officers described in paragraph (A)(3) of this rule who terminate their appointment from, an agency will have their training eligibility reviewed by the executive director upon reappointment. Upon appointing a person to a peace officer position as described in division (A) of section 109.71 of the Revised Code, the appointing agency shall submit a request for the executive director to evaluate the officer‘s training and eligibility to perform the functions of a peace officer. Such request will be made on a form provided by the executive director and shall be submitted immediately upon appointing the officer. (D) Breaks in service/requirements for update training evaluations: (1) All persons who have previously been appointed as a peace officer and have been awarded a certificate of completion of basic training by the executive director or those peace officers described in paragraph (A)(3) of this rule who have had no appointment as either a peace officer or a trooper for one year or less shall remain eligible for re-appointment as a peace officer and shall not be required to complete additional, specialized training to remain eligible for re-appointment as a peace officer. (2) All persons who have previously been appointed as a peace officer and have been awarded a certificate of completion of basic training by the executive director or those peace officers described in paragraph (A)(3) of this rule who have not been appointed as either a peace officer or a trooper for more than one year but less than four years shall, within one year of the re-appointment date as a peace officer, successfully complete a refresher course prescribed by the executive director and any training as required by paragraph (D)(1) of this rule. This course and appropriate examination must be approved by the executive director and shall be sufficient in content and subject material to refresh that officer‘s knowledge of the role, function, and practices of a peace officer in light of that officer‘s past training and experience. Officers required to complete the refresher course are permitted to perform the functions of a peace officer for one year from the date of the re-appointment which gave rise to the requirement. In the event specialized training has been mandated during the period between the date of the original appointment and the re-appointment date, said individual shall be required to successfully complete that mandated specialized training within one year of re-appointment as a peace officer or else demonstrate to the executive director a level of proficiency in that area of specialized training that is equivalent to the proficiency of one who has completed such training. 85

(3) All persons who have previously been appointed as a peace officer and have been awarded a certificate of completion of basic training by the executive director or those peace officers described in paragraph (A)(3) of this rule who have not been appointed as either a peace officer or a trooper for more than four years shall, upon re-appointment as a peace officer, complete the basic training course prior to performing the functions of a peace officer. (4) Notwithstanding the training requirements set forth in paragraphs (D)(1) and (D)(2) of this rule, a member of the national guard or a military reservist who has previously been appointed as a peace officer and has been awarded a certificate of successful completion of basic training by the executive director or those peace officers described in paragraph (A)(3) of this rule who are members of the national guard or military reserves and have not been appointed as a peace officer for one year or more due to active duty in the uniformed services, when such absence from the appointment is as a direct result of the person‘s mobilization to active duty service, shall, upon return from active duty, be immediately eligible for appointment as a peace officer and shall not be required to meet the training requirements set forth in paragraphs (D)(1) and (D)(2) of this rule. (E) Any person who has been appointed as a peace officer and has been awarded a certificate of completion of basic training by the executive director and has been elected or appointed to the office of sheriff shall be considered a peace officer during the term of office for the purpose of maintaining a current and valid basic training certificate. Any training requirements required of peace officers shall also be required of sheriffs. (F) Every person who has been re-appointed as a peace officer and who must complete training pursuant to paragraph (D)(1) or (D)(2) of this rule shall cease performing the functions of a peace officer and shall cease carrying a weapon unless the person has within one year from the date of re-appointment, received documentation from the executive director that certifies that person‘s compliance with the above training requirements. (G) The executive director may extend the time for completion of the training requirements based upon written application from the appointing authority of the individual. Such application will contain an explanation of the circumstances which create the need for the extension. Factors which may be considered in granting or denying the extension include, but are not limited to, serious illness of the individual or an immediate family member, the absence of a reasonably accessible training course, or an unreasonable shortage of manpower within the employing agency. Based on the circumstances in a given case, the executive director may modify the completion date for any training assigned. An extension shall generally be for ninety days, but in no event may the executive director grant an extension beyond one hundred eighty days. (1) Should the executive director deny the request for an extension, he shall notify and advise the appointing authority that the appointing authority may request a hearing before the commission as provided in sections 119.06 and 119.07 of the Revised Code. The commission shall conduct the hearing as required by sections 119.01 to 119.13 of the Revised Code. (2) The provisions of paragraph (G) of this rule shall remain in effect until such time as the commission makes the determination to grant or deny the request. (H) This rule shall not be construed to preclude a township, county, or municipal corporation from establishing time limits for satisfactory completion of the basic course and re-entry requirements of less than the maximum limits prescribed by the commission. If a township, county, or municipal corporation has adopted time limits less than the maximum limits prescribed above, such time limits shall be controlling. Effective: 10/16/2009 86

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/13/2009 and 10/16/2014 Promulgated Under: 119.03 Statutory Authority: 109.74 Rule Amplifies: 109.73, 109.75 Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/1976, 3/1/1982, 1/15/1988, 8/21/1990, 3/25/1991, 10/1/1993, 1/1/2000, 6/9/06 109:2-1-16 Explanation of the basic training course (A) The course content and curriculum of the Peace Officer Basic Training program shall be established by the recommendation of the Ohio peace officer training commission and upon approval of the attorney general. It shall be sufficient in content and subject material to provide the student with a strong basic knowledge of the role, function, and practices of a peace officer. (B) The units, topics, hours, and student performance objectives for the basic course shall, upon approval by the attorney general, be taught in their entirety. (C) The minimum required curriculum shall not exceed six hundred fifty hours inclusive of those topics listed in ORC sections 109.741, 109.742 and 109.744 and any other topic mandated by the legislature. (D) The curriculum shall be comprised of topics that are contained in the following units. (1) Administration (2) Legal (3) Human relations (4) Firearms (5) Driving (6) Investigation (7) Traffic (8) Patrol (9) Civil disorders (10) Unarmed self defense (11) First aid (12) Physical conditioning 87

(E) It is understood that the units, topics, hours, and student performance objectives recommended by the Ohio peace officer training commission and approved by the attorney general are established as mandatory minimum for obtaining certification. Schools, School Commanders, and instructors are encouraged to exceed the minimums as they deem appropriate. Reasonable latitude shall be granted to instructors to deliver the material in a manner deemed most effective and to permit the use of instructional methods and material deemed to be the most appropriate and useful, provided the approved material is covered in its entirety. R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/29/2004 and 12/29/2009 Promulgated Under: 119.03 Statutory Authority: 109.74 Rule Amplifies: 109.73, 109.75 Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/88, 10/1/93, 1/1/95, 1/1/00 109:2-1-17 Public notices of meetings of the Ohio peace officer training commission (A) Any person may determine the time and place of all regularly scheduled meetings of the Ohio peace officer training commission, place and purpose of all special meetings, of the Ohio peace officer training commission by writing to the ―Executive Director, Ohio Peace Officer Training commission, P.O. Box 309, London, Ohio 43140.‖ Notices of meetings may be also obtained by calling (614) 466-7771 during the hours of eight a.m. to five p.m., Monday through Friday. (B) Any representative of the news media may obtain notice of all special meetings by requesting, in writing, that such notice shall be provided. A request for such notification shall be addressed to: ―Executive Director, Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission, P.O. Box 309, London, Ohio 43140.‖ The request shall provide the name of the individual media representative to be contacted, the person‘s mailing address and a maximum of two telephone numbers where the person can be reached. The executive director shall maintain a list of all representatives of the news media who have requested notice of special meetings pursuant to this rule. In the event of a special meeting, not of an emergency nature, the executive director shall notify all media representatives on the list of such meeting by doing one of the following: (1) Sending written notice, which must be mailed no later than four calendar days prior to the day of the special meeting; (2) Notifying such representatives by telephone not later than twenty-four hours prior to the special meeting. Such telephone notice shall be completed if a message has been left for the representative, or if, after reasonable effort, the executive director has been unable to provide such telephone notice. (C) The executive director shall maintain a list of all persons who have requested, in writing, notice of all meetings of the Ohio peace officer training commission at which specific subject matters designated by such persons are scheduled to be discussed. Any person may, upon payment of an annual fee in the amount of two dollars and fifty cents, have their names placed on such list. The executive director shall, no later than five days prior to each meeting, send by first class mail an agenda of the meeting to such persons. 88

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/29/2004 and 12/29/2009 Promulgated Under: 119.03 Statutory Authority: 109.74 Rule Amplifies: 109.73, 109.75 Prior Effective Dates: 9/23/76, 3/1/82, 1/1/88, 1/1/00

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