109:2-3-04 Certification of commanders.

(A) Each commander is required to obtain certification from the executive director in order to conduct private security training courses. Such certification will be based upon the submission of a notarized, typewritten statement of qualifications, on a form prescribed by the executive director, by the person seeking certification as a commander. The commander shall conform to the minimum qualifications as set forth in this chapter and must be associated with an approved training facility. Substantiating documentation of qualifications shall accompany the application at the time of submission.

(B) Minimum qualifications for certification as a private security academic training course commander shall be as follows:

(1) High school graduate or possession of a "General Education Development" certificate; and

(2) Three years full time experience in the private security field, a security-related field or the equivalent, as determined by the executive director. Law enforcement experience does not automatically qualify as security-related experience. The determination of applicability will be based upon the functions performed as a law enforcement officer; and

(3) Two years full time experience in a management-level position or completion of ninety quarter hours or sixty semester hours at an accredited college or university; and

(4) Three professional references from individuals currently employed in the security or a security-related field in a management-level position, who have known the individual for at least three years; and

(5) No conviction for a felony or crime of moral turpitude including but not limited to theft, fraud, falsification, drug or sex offenses within twenty years of the date of application for certification. Evidence of a current criminal records check through the bureau of criminal identification and investigation must be submitted with the application.

(C) Joint vocational school private security commanders may be exempted from requirements of paragraph (B)(2) of rule 109:2-3-04 of the Administrative Code by the executive director. This certificate will be specific for those commanders conducting commission-approved courses in joint vocational schools only.

(D) Minimum qualifications for certification as a basic firearms commander or requalification commander.

(1) High school graduate or possession of a "general education development" certification; and

(2) Five years full time experience in the private security field, a security-related field or equivalent as determined by the executive director. Law enforcement experience does not automatically qualify as security-related experience. The determination of applicability will be based upon the functions performed as a law enforcement officer; and

(3) Three professional references from individuals currently employed in the security or a security-related field in a management-level position, who have known the individual for at least three years; and

(4) No convictions for a felony or crime of moral turpitude including but not limited to theft, fraud, falsification, drug or sex offenses within twenty years of the date of application for certification. Evidence of a current criminal record check through the bureau of criminal identification and investigation must be submitted with the application.

(E) Once the application is approved by the executive director, a site inspection and commander orientation will be conducted by commission staff prior to a commander certificate being issued.

(F) Renewal requirements

(1) Certification shall be renewed every three years. At least sixty days and no more than ninety days prior to expiration of the certificate, the individual shall submit, on a form prescribed by the executive director, an application for renewal.

(2) Renewal requirements shall be as follows:

(a) Must conduct at least two courses within the three year period; and

(b) Attend at least one commander conference conducted by the commission;

(i) Should the commission not conduct a conference within the period of certification, this requirement will be suspended for the affected renewal.

(ii) Should the commission conduct only one conference within the period of certification but the individual fails to attend, this requirement can be met by completing another orientation program, as conducted by commission staff.

(3) Renewal shall be effective for three years.

(G) Denial of issuance or renewal of commander certification, or revocation of certification.

(1) The executive director may revoke or refuse to issue or renew certification of an individual for the following reasons:

(a) Failure to meet renewal criteria;

(b) Failure to meet renewal deadline;

(c) Failure to maintain satisfactory ratings on commander evaluations;

(d) Submission of falsified records or renewal documentation;

(e) Violations of the rules of this chapter;

(f) Conviction for a felony or crime of moral turpitude including but not limited to theft, fraud, falsification, drug or sex offenses; and

(g) Any other good cause shown.

(2) Should the executive director refuse to issue or renew a certificate, or choose to revoke an individual's certification, the executive director shall comply with rule 109:2-3-13 of the Administrative Code.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/01/2011 and 04/01/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 109.74
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 109.73 , R.C. 109.75 , R.C. 109.78
Prior Effective Dates: 5/1/1970, 2/27/1987, 10/1/1993, 1/1/2001