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

4/2/2012

Private Security Academic 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

  • Private Security Academic (PSA) Commanders’ Conference
    A PSA 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., PSA-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 7 revised topics in the Private Security Academic program 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 135 to 145
  • The changes to the topics affecting instructor qualifications or ratios are listed below.  Updated certificates will be provided at that instructor’s renewal
  • 7-1 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
  • 8-1 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 in file with OPOTC
  • 10-2 Incident Command System (ICS)
    • New topic
    • 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
  • 10-3 National Incident Management System (NIMS)
    • New topic
    • 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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