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