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.