Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission Commander,
The Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) met September 19th and approved curriculum changes for the Peace Officer Basic Training, Refresher, Corrections, and Private Security Academic basic programs. The curriculum changes and corresponding lesson plans will become effective for schools beginning on or after, January 1, 2014. Please refer to the attached Need to Know document and Curriculum Audit Sheets for specific information. Curriculum revisions may include, but are not limited to, changes in Student Performance Objectives, legislation, instructor qualifications, hours, attendance, ratios, or officer safety issues and instructional techniques.
The revised curriculum and related documents will again be available on www.OHLEG.org. In an effort to be more user friendly, curriculum is available for “one-click” download. This feature allows all the curriculum documents to be saved at one time to your personal computer. The option of saving individual files remains available. Our goal is to have the revised curriculum posted by November 1st.
We will continue to communicate electronically with you about changes that may affect the status of your certifications, academies, and/or instructors, primarily by e-mail. Please ensure that we have your current email address on file. It is your responsibility to provide us with your current contact information. Please visit our website at www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov/OPOTAUpdate to update your e-mail, phone number, and address.
A courtesy reminder to Peace Officer Basic Training Commanders – I’ve attached the July 26th email announcing specific topic changes that will become effective July 1, 2014. The notice was provided to assist you in getting your instructors qualified to teach the topics. Please review the email and if you haven’t already done so, take the necessary steps to ensure you have instructors available when the time arises.
As always, please contact your assigned Certification or Compliance Officer with any questions about how these changes may affect you. You may also contact the Education and Policy Section, at 740-845-2700, for any specific curriculum questions.
Mary E. Davis, Deputy Director Education and Policy
Acting Executive Director
Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine
cc: OPOTC Members
Commission Meeting Curriculum Changes Eff. 1/1/2014
SF515ref - REF Training Audit Sheet Eff. 1/1/2014 DRAFT
SF515ps - PSA Curriculum Audit Sheet Eff. 1/1/2014 DRAFT
SF515cbt - CBT Curriculum Audit Sheet Eff. 1/1/2014 DRAFT
SF515bas - BAS Curriculum Audit Sheet Eff. 1/1/2014 DRAFT
Peace Officer Basic Training - changes effective 7/1/2014