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Rule 109:2-18-04 | Reimbursement of training costs.

 

(A) Except as otherwise provided in rule 109:2-18-02 of the Administrative Code, every appointed peace officer or trooper is required to comply with the annual continuing professional training requirements set forth herein. Only public appointing authorities qualify for reimbursement for the cost of continuing professional training programs.

(B) Law enforcement agencies shall submit funding requests under the pilot program to offset up to fifty per cent of the salaries of peace officers or troopers for the time peace officers or troopers are completing the training required by section 109.803 of the Revised Code. In submitting a funding request, an appointing authority shall do shall do all of the following:

(1) On or before the date prescribed by the attorney general, and on the form and in the manner prescribed by the attorney general, transmit a certification that attests to the sum total of the anticipated salaries of all peace officers or troopers in the appointing authorities employment who are subject to the training requirements set forth in section 109.803 of the Revised Code.

(2) On or before the date prescribed by the attorney general, and on the form and in the manner prescribed by the attorney general, transmit a certification that attests to base hourly rate of pay for each peace officer or trooper in the appointing authorities employment subject to the training requirements set forth in section 109.803 of the Revised Code for calendar year 2022.

(C) Pursuant to division (B) of section 1713.50 of the Revised Code, appointing authorities who employ peace officers appointed under section 1713.50 of the Revised Code are not eligible to apply for funding under the pilot program.

(D) Multiple appointing authorities cannot receive funding for the same peace officer or trooper during the same calendar year. If a peace officer or trooper is appointed by more than one agency at the time the funding request is described in paragraph (B) of this rule is made, only the appointing authority responsible for documenting the peace officer or troopers training under paragraph (K) of rule 109:2-18-02 of the Administrative Code may receive funding. If an officer or trooper is improperly claimed on a funding request made under division (B) the officer or trooper will be removed from the request and the appointing authority shall be notified of the officer or troopers removal.

(E) Prior to the distribution of any funds under the pilot program, the executive director shall cause to be reviewed the requests submitted pursuant to paragraph (B) of this rule to verify that all of the following are true:

(1) The agency submitting the request is eligible to receive funding under the pilot program;

(2) The peace officers or troopers included on the funding request are appointed to the agency requesting the funding;

(3) The peace officers or troopers included on the funding request are subject to the training requirements set forth in section 109.803 of the Revised Code for calendar year 2022;

(4) The agency submitting the request is the responsible agency for all peace officers or troopers included on the request pursuant to paragraph (K) of rule 109:2-18-02 of the Administrative Code.

(F) On or before January 1, 2022, the attorney general shall determine if the money appropriated for the purposes of the pilot program is sufficient to pay fifty per cent of the total of all funding requests received under paragraph (B) of this rule.

(1) If the money appropriated to the attorney general for the pilot program is sufficient to pay fifty per cent of the total cost of the salaries of the peace officers or troopers of all law enforcement agencies that submitted funding requests under paragraph (B) of this rule, the attorney general shall pay to each law enforcement agency fifty per cent of the salaries of the peace officers or troopers who will receive the training set forth in section 109.803 of the Revised Code for calendar year 2022;

(2) If the money appropriated to the attorney general for the pilot program is insufficient to pay fifty per cent of the total cost of the salaries of the peace officers or troopers for the hours spent completing the required training, the attorney general shall proportionately reduce the amount paid to each agency so that each agency is paid an equal percentage of its costs for the training.

(G) Agencies submitting requests for funding under paragraph (B) of this rule shall not receive more than fifty per cent of the total cost of the salaries of the peace officers or troopers to be paid to the peace officers or troopers who will receive the twenty-four hours of continuing professionalism training in calendar year 2022.

(H) Each appointing authority that receives funds under this rule shall keep those funds separate from any other funds of the appointing authority and shall use those funds solely to defray the cost of continuing professional training programs.

Last updated December 16, 2021 at 8:13 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: Sec. 701.70 of Am. Sub. HB 110 (134th General Assembly)
Amplifies: 109.803, 109.73, 109.75, Sec. 701.70 of Am. Sub. HB 110 (134th General Assembly)
Five Year Review Date: 10/16/2024
Prior Effective Dates: 10/12/2007, 10/16/2009, 1/1/2015, 1/1/2018