(A) Statement of purpose
(1) It shall be clearly understood that the firearms re-qualification program described is an absolute minimum program. Firearms re-qualification instructors are encouraged to exceed this program wherever possible to include the use of deadly force, firearms use policy, general safety procedures, and other relevant topics.
(2) Nothing in these rules shall limit or be construed as limiting the power of a firearms re-qualification instructor, chief of police, sheriff, superintendent of the state highway patrol, or other person having such authority to establish a higher standard of re-qualification than those required by the rules of this chapter.
(B) Those persons set out in section 109.801 of the Revised Code shall complete the firearms re-qualification program.
(C) No person set out in section 109.801 of the Revised Code shall carry a firearm authorized for use during the course of the person's duties unless the person has successfully completed a firearms re-qualification program within the time specified in paragraph (D) of this rule.
(D) All persons required to successfully complete a firearms re-qualification program shall do so once each calendar year.
(E) The hours a sheriff spends attending a firearms re-qualification program are in addition to the sixteen hours of continuing education required by division (E) of section 311.01 of the Revised Code.
(F) This program will affect all firearms authorized by the employing agency for use by those persons set out in section 109.801 of the Revised Code.
(G) Compliance with annual firearms re-qualification has no affect on a law enforcement officer's Ohio peace officer training commission certification.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/04/2008 and 04/14/2013
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 109.74
Rule Amplifies: 109.73, 109.75, 109.801
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/95, 1/1/03