For schools beginning on or after July 1, 2012, the Peace Officer Basic Training (POBT) program has significant changes within the 11-7 Drug Awareness and 11-18 Meth & Clandestine Labs topics. Topic 11-18 Meth & Clandestine Labs will be deleted; the information pertinent to a POBT student was incorporated into 11-7 Drug Awareness . Additionally, the Drug Awareness topic has been updated to include current information on what the student can expect to see and should look for with today’s drug trends. This information and more will be covered in a mandatory instructor update that must be completed before July 1, 2013. There will not be a registration fee associated with this update.
If you are currently approved for 11-7 Drug Awareness, 11-18 Meth & Clandestine Labs, or Unit 11 Investigation, you may continue to teach the new 11-7 Drug Awareness. Once you complete the instructor update, you must submit an amendment for your instructor certification. If you do not complete the required update before July 1, 2013, you will no longer be eligible to teach this topic.
To assist in meeting the required instructor update, the following free Drug Awareness/Meth POBT Update courses will be held:
• June 22, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., OPOTA/TTC, London
o Registration required – course number 06-494-12-01
• June 22, 2012, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., OPOTA/TTC, London
o Registration required – course number 06-494-12-02
• July 16, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., OPOTA, Richfield
o Registration required – course number 56-494-12-01
• July 16, 2012, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., OPOTA, Richfield
o Registration required – course number 56-494-12-02
• Registration form available at http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/OPOTA
• All course listings and information can be found in the on-line Course Catalog, available at http://ohioattorneygeneral.gov/OPOTACourses
If you have a question about whether or not you need to take this update, please contact a Certification Officer. General questions about these changes can be addressed by your assigned Certification or Compliance Officer; curriculum specific questions can be addressed by the Education and Policy Section, at 740-845-2700.
Robert Fiatal, Executive Director
Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine
PHONE (740) 845-2757
1650 SR 56 SW
London, Ohio 43140