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 shall attend the basic course if any of the following apply:

(1) The person is subject to a weapons disability pursuant to section 2923.13 of the Revised Code;

(2) The person is under indictment, has pleaded guilty to or been convicted of a felony;

(3) The person is currently registering as a sex offender, child-victim offender, or arson offender;

(4) The person is under indictment or otherwise charged with an offense under Chapter 2925., 3719., or 4729. of the Revised Code that involves the illegal possession, use, sale, administration, or distribution of or trafficking in a drug of abuse; a misdemeanor offense of violence; or a violation of section 2903.14 of the Revised Code.

(5) Except as otherwise provided in paragraphs (C)(1), (C)(2), or (C)(3) of this section, the person, within three years of applying to attend the basic course, has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to an offense under Chapter 2925., 3719., or 4729. of the Revised Code that involves the illegal possession, use, sale, administration, or distribution of or trafficking in a drug of abuse; or has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor offense of violence;

(6) Except as otherwise provided in paragraphs (C)(1), (C)(2), or (C)(3) of this section, the person, within three years of applying to attend the basic course, has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to an offense under Chapter 2913. of the Revised Code or a municipal ordinance that is substantially similar to an offense under Chapter 2913. of the Revised Code.

(D) All persons attending the basic course shall possess a high school diploma or certificate of high school equivalency.

(E) 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.

(F) 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.

Cite as Ohio Admin. Code 109:2-1-03

Effective: 1/1/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 08/10/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 109.74
Rule Amplifies: 109.73, 109.75
Prior Effective Dates: 3/1/1971, 3/1/1982, 1/1/1988, 3/25/1991, 1/1/2000, 1/1/2016