(A) Every appointing authority shall
require each of its appointed peace officers and troopers to complete up to
twenty-four hours of continuing professional training each calendar
(B) Except as required by Section 701.70
of Amended Substitute House Bill 110 of the 134th General Assembly, the
commission shall set the required minimum number of hours based upon the
availability of funding for reimbursement. Except as required by Section 701.70
of Amended Substitute House Bill 110 of the 134th General Assembly, if no
funding is available for reimbursement, continuing professional training shall
not be required for the year(s) in which sufficient funding was not
(C) Newly certified peace officers shall
be exempt from continuing professional training requirements for the calendar
year in which the peace officer completed peace officer basic training. Newly
commissioned troopers shall be exempt from continuing professional training
requirements for the calendar year in which the trooper completed the highway
patrol cadet training program. Effective the date of this amendment, regardless
of when a peace officer receives a new appointment, they are required to
complete continuing professional training for that calendar year.
(D) Sheriffs completing training pursuant
to division (B) of section 109.80 and division (E) of section 311.01 of the
Revised Code may receive credit towards the peace officer continuing
professional training requirement as long as the training satisfies the
requirements of this chapter.
(E) Officers completing statutorily
mandated training may receive credit towards the peace officer continuing
professional training requirement for the calendar year the training is taken
as long as the training satisfies the requirements of this
(F) Peace officers and troopers may
receive credit for up to four hours of continuing professional training for
time spent while on duty providing drug use prevention education training if
all of the following requirements are met:
(1) The curricula and
lesson plans utilized must be evidenced-based.
(2) The students
instructed must be in a school district, community school established under
Chapter 3314. of the Revised Code, STEM school established under Chapter 3326.
of the Revised Code or a college-preparatory boarding school established under
Chapter 3328. of the Revised Code, and
(3) The peace officer or
trooper providing the training meets the instructor requirements found in
paragraph (A)(4)(a) of rule 109:2-18-03 of the Administrative
(G) A law enforcement agency utilizing a
peace officer or trooper to provide training described in a paragraph (F) of
this rule may use any hours in excess of four that the officer or trooper
accumulates while providing that training for other peace officers or troopers
appointed by the agency to offset the number of continuing professional
training hours required. No more than four hours of training per officer or
trooper may be offset pursuant to this paragraph.
(H) The training described in paragraph
(F) of this rule cannot be used by a peace officer, trooper, or law enforcement
agency to offset any hands-on training required by the commission.
(I) The executive director may extend the time for completion of
the continuing professional training requirements upon written request from the
appointing authority. Such request shall contain an explanation of the
emergency circumstances which created the need for the extension. The
application shall set forth the name of the peace officer or trooper for whom
the extension is requested, the emergency circumstances, including
documentation, for which the extension is requested, and the date on which the
request was submitted to the commission. Factors which may be considered in
granting or denying such requests include, but are not limited to, serious
illness of the individual or an immediate family member, prolonged military
service, or an unexpected shortage of manpower within the appointing agency.
Based upon the emergency circumstances in any given case, the executive
director may extend the required completion date. Extensions shall be for
ninety days, absent a finding by the executive director that special
circumstances exist for a longer extension.
(J) The executive director shall either grant or deny the request
for extension within thirty days after the date on which the request was
received by the commission. The executive director shall send written notice of
the decision to the appointing authority.
(K) In the event a peace officer or trooper is appointed by more
than one agency as of December 2, 2021, the agency responsible for documenting
the training for calendar year 2022 and eligibility to receive funding through
the pilot program shall be determined by order of priority as follows: (1)
full-time, (2) part-time, and (3) other. In the event a peace officer or
trooper holds appointments of equal priority, the agency by which the peace
officer or trooper was first appointed shall be the agency responsible for
documenting the training and eligibility.
(L) Continuing professional training does not include annual
in-service firearms re-qualification pursuant to section 109.801 of the Revised
(M) For purposes of this rule,
"hands-on training" means
(1) Training that is not
(2) Training that
involves physical activity or exertion; and
(3) Training that
involves direct practical experience for the students.