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 "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
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. 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 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: 06/02/2010 and 05/25/2015
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

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 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 commander of the school in writing of this revocation and shall advise the commander that the 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 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 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 commander must have prior written approval from the executive director.

(F) Within three calendar days after the school has begun, the 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
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 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 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 commander and must be associated with an established or proposed school.

(A) Minimum qualifications for certification of 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 commander certification and completion of an Ohio peace officer training commission 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 commander for the following reasons:

(1) A 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 commander's conferences; or

(4) Violation of rules promulgated under this chapter; or

(5) For any other good cause shown.

The executive director shall notify the commander in writing of this revocation. The 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: 06/02/2010 and 05/25/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 109.74
Rule Amplifies: 109.73 , 109.75
Prior Effective Dates: 1/15/88, 12/7/96, 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

(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

(2)

(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 offive years of full-time experience and training in the subject area to be taught, three years of which must be based on full-time 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 twenty-four 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

(1) Failure to meet renewal criteria;

(2) Failure to meet renewal deadline;

(3) Submission of falsified records, application, or other documentation;

(4) Unacceptable performance evaluations;

(5) Conviction of a felony, a crime of moral turpitude or any other peace officer disqualifying offense;

(6) Any other good cause shown.

If an instructor's certification is revoked for any of the listed reasons, notice of this action shall be sent and any requested hearing shall be conducted as required in paragraph (D)(1) of this rule.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 06/02/2010 and 05/25/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 109.74
Rule Amplifies: 109.73 , 109.75
Prior Effective Dates: 3/31/76, 3/1/82, 1/15/88, 10/1/93, 12/7/96, 1/1/00

109:2-1-07 Certificate of completion.

(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.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/24/2011 and 05/18/2016
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: 12/8/70, 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: 06/02/2010 and 05/25/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 109.74
Rule Amplifies: 109.73 , 109.75
Prior Effective Dates: 3/1/82, 1/1/88, 1/1/00

109:2-1-09 [Effective Until7/1/2014]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 commander's judgment, the absences were for valid reasons, including but not limited to: illness of either the the student or the student's immediate family or an emergency employment situation. The student shall provide the commander with written documentation listing the reasons for the absence. The 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 commander shall be responsible for maintaining an accurate record of attendance for each student attending the basic course. The commander shall forward such records to the executive director at the completion of training.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 06/02/2010 and 05/25/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 109.74
Rule Amplifies: 109.73 , 109.75
Prior Effective Dates: 12/18/70, 3/1/82, 1/1/88, 10/1/93, 1/1/00

109:2-1-09 [Effective7/1/2014]Attendance.

(A) Attendance shall be required of each individual at all sessions of the basic course.

(B) The commander shall be responsible for maintaining an accurate record of attendance for each student attending the basic course. The commander shall forward such records to the executive director at the completion of training.

Effective: 07/01/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/31/2013 and 01/09/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 109.74
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 commander for inspection. The notebook shall be evaluated as satisfactory or unsatisfactory by the 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 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: 06/02/2010 and 05/25/2015
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, 1/1/00

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 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 commander is notified of the results of the first examination.

The results of the re-test shall be made known to the 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: 06/02/2010 and 05/25/2015
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 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.

(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
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 ofthe role, function, and practices ofa 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

(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: 06/02/2010 and 05/25/2015
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.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 06/02/2010 and 05/25/2015
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