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3/15/2012 Email to Instructors & Commanders - POBT Curriculum Changes

4/2/2012

Peace Officer Basic Commander/Instructor,

The Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission will release revisions of basic training lesson plans on a continuing basis.  We intend to communicate electronically with you about these changes, primarily by e-mail.  Ensuring that we have your current email address on file will allow you to receive vital communications that may affect the status of your certifications, academies, and/or instructors.

It will be 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.

In addition to the “Need to Know” list provided below, please refer to the attached curriculum Audit Sheets which highlights curriculum changes effective July 1, 2012.  Curriculum revisions may include, but are not limited to, changes in Student Performance Objectives, legislation, hours, ratios, or officer safety issues and instructional techniques.

As always, please contact your assigned Certification or Compliance Officer with any questions about these changes.  You may also contact the Education and Policy Section, at 740-845-2700, for any specific curriculum questions.

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
www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov

NEED TO KNOW

  • Peace Officer Basic Training (POBT) Commanders’ Conference
    A POBT Commanders’ Conference has been scheduled for May 21, in Richfield, and May 22, in London.  Notices were emailed March 2, 2012
  • The curriculum code (e.g., BAS-026) changes with every revision to the curriculum. The curriculum Audit Sheet now includes the curriculum code along with effective dates for each instructional topic.  The Audit Sheet can be used by you as a roadmap
  • Curriculum and corresponding Audit Sheets are available at www.OHLEG.org
  • There were 24 revised topics in Peace Officer Basic and Refresher Training approved by the Commission on March 15, 2012.  These topics will be effective for schools beginning on or after July 1, 2012.   Lessons plans will be released to the field in early May 2012.  Program hours changed from 582 to 579
  • The changes to the topics affecting instructor qualifications or ratios are listed below.  Updated certificates will be provided at that instructor’s renewal
  • BAS 1-1 Introduction to Basic Training
    • Updated hours from 582 to 579
    • Updated mandatory (attendance) topics to include 10-8 SFST, 13-4 ICS and 13-5 NIMS
    • Updated skills topics to include 8-5 Stops & Approaches, 10-8 SFST, 13-1 HazMat, 13-4 ICS, and 13-5 NIMS
  • BAS 2-2J Drug Offenses
    • Incorporated 11-8 Ohio Drug Laws
    • Instructors currently certified in Topic 2-2 may continue to teach
    • Instructors who were only approved for Topic 11-8 will not be approved for new Topic 2-2 unless they complete or have completed the 40-hour OPOTA Legal Instructor Training Course and request to amend their certificate
  • BAS 6-1 Subject Control Techniques
    • Instructor update required within one year (by July 1, 2013); must submit an amendment form
    • To assist in meeting the required instructor update, the following Subject Control Instructor Update courses will be held
      • April 24 & 25, 2012, 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., OPOTA, London
        Registration required – course number 06-458-12-02
      • September 19 & 20, 2012, 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., OPOTA, London
        Registration required – course number 06-458-12-03
      • December 4 & 5, 2012, 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., OPOTA, London
        Registration required – course number 06-458-12-04
    • Registration form available at http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/OPOTA
    • One to two classes will be scheduled each month through 2012.  All courses can be found in the on-line Course Catalog, available at http://ohioattorneygeneral.gov/OPOTACourses
  • BAS Unit 7 First Aid/CPR/AED
    • Require commander obtain the student’s certification if SPOs met; student must pass SPOs to sit for the State Certification Exam
    • The following new instructor qualifications must be met when submitting a new, as opposed to renewal, application to teach the topic, or if instructor expires and re-applies
      • Must be certified instructor in American Heart Association, American Red Cross, or American Safety and Health Institute (eff. 01/2011)
      • Current certification card must be on file with OPOTC
  • BAS 8-5 Stops & Approaches
    • Skill topic
    • Ratios added for lab
      • Instructor:Student 1:10
      • Vehicle:Student 1:5
  • BAS 8-10 OHLEG
    • New topic
    • Any certified instructor will be qualified to teach; instructor’s must submit an amendment form
    • The requirement for a general topic that does not require advanced training is 5 years full-time law enforcement experience
  • BAS 10-2 Motor Vehicle Offenses
    All new instructors or expired instructors who re-apply must complete 80-hour Traffic Collision Investigation Course and 80-hour Instructional Skills Course
  • BAS 10-8 Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST)
    • Changed name of topic
    • Mandatory topic (attendance)
    • Skill topic
    • Ratios updated to be in line with NHTSA recommendation for wet labs
      • Instructor:Student 1:10 (no change)
      • Drinker:Student 1:4 (previously 1:5)
      • Monitor:Drinker 1:4 (previously 1:1)
  • BAS 11-7 Drug Awareness
    • Incorporated 11-18 Meth & Clandestine Labs
    • The following new instructor qualifications must be met when submitting a new, as opposed to renewal, application to teach the topic, or if instructor expires and re-applies
      40 hour Meth Practitioner course (HAZWoper) or 8 hour OPOTA Meth Instructor course and 32 hours of advanced training in drug topics and 5 years full time law enforcement experience, with 3 years drug investigation experience, letter of verification from agency CEO required
    • Requirements for currently certified instructors – If currently approved for 11-7, 11-18, or Unit 11, may continue to teach new 11-7; must complete update (see below)
    • Instructor update, to teach new 11-7, required within one year (by July 1, 2013); must submit an amendment form
    • To assist in fully meeting the required instructor update, the following free Drug Awareness/Meth POBT Update Training courses will be held
      • June 22, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., OPOTA TTC, London
        Registration required – course number 06-494-12-01
      • June 22, 2012, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., OPOTA TTC, London
        Registration required – course number 06-494-12-02
      • July 16, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., OPOTA, Richfield
        Registration required – course number 56-494-12-01
      • July 16, 2012, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., OPOTA  Richfield
        Registration required – course number 56-494-12-02
    • Registration form available at http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/OPOTA
  • BAS 13-1 HazMat & WMD Awareness for the First Responder
    • Skill topic
    • Require commander obtain the student’s certification if SPOs met; student must pass SPOs to sit for the State Certification Exam
  • BAS 13-4 Incident Command System (ICS)
    • Mandatory topic (attendance)
    • Skill topic
    • Require commander obtain the student’s certification if SPOs met; student must pass SPOs to sit for the State Certification Exam
    • The following new instructor qualifications must be met when submitting a new, as opposed to renewal, application to teach the topic, or if instructor expires and re-applies
      IS-100.b and IS-200.b
  • BAS 13-5 National Incident Management System (NIMS)
    • Mandatory topic (attendance)
    • Skill topic
    • Require commander obtain the student’s certification if SPOs met; student must pass SPOs to sit for the State Certification Exam
    • The following new instructor qualifications must be met when submitting a new, as opposed to renewal, application to teach the topic, or if instructor expires and re-applies
      IS-100.b and IS-200.b and IS-700.a

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