The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) has released OH-1 Crash Report Update on its eOPOTA online training program under an agreement with and support from the Ohio Department of Public Safety.
This interactive course trains officers to use the revised OH-1 Crash Report. All Ohio law enforcement agencies must begin using the new report by January 2013, but many departments already have introduced it.
The eOPOTA course explains why the OH-1 Crash Report has been updated and what has changed. It also instructs officers on what information to gather and how to capture the maximum amount of data possible under the new format. The course reviews the common errors made in crash reports, as well, and how the new OH-1 Update makes collecting information easier.
The Department of Public Safety’s Traffic Crash Report Manual also has been updated and will aid law enforcement officers in filling out the new crash reports.
For more information, contact OPOTA at AskOPOTA@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov.