(A) Upon successful completion of an approved peace officer basic training course, a person appointed to a peace officer position described in section 109.71(A) of the Revised Code or a person employed in a position statutorily required to complete the basic training course, shall be awarded a certificate of completion by the executive director.
(B) A person successfully completing a basic course who is not a peace officer or who is not statutorily required to complete training and receive certification will be issued a letter of completion by the executive director.
(1) If within one year of the completion of training, the person receives an appointment as a peace officer or is employed in a position that statutorily requires a basic training certificate. A certificate of completion will be awarded provided no additional training requirements have been mandated. If additional training requirements have been mandated, this additional training must be completed before a basic training certificate is awarded.
(2) If more than one year but less than two years after completion of training, a person receives an appointment as a peace officer or obtains employment in a position that statutorily requires peace officer certification, the person shall attend the refresher course prescribed by the executive director before the person may perform the functions of a peace officer. Upon completion of the prescribed refresher course, a certificate of completion of basic training will be awarded. If the person does not complete the refresher course within one year of the appointment date, the person shall not be eligible to receive a certificate and will be required to repeat the entire basic training course.
(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.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates:
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R. C. 109.74
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 109.73, R.C. 109.75, R.C. 109.751, R.C. 109.77
Prior Effective Dates: 12/8/1970, 1/1/1988, 1/1/2000