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7/30/12 Email to Commanders and Crisis Intervention Instructors - BAS 3-4 Crisis Intervention - instructor training required

7/30/2012

Crisis Intervention Instructor,

With the approval of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission, in September 2012, the BAS 3-4 Crisis Intervention topic and associated instructor qualifications will change for schools beginning on or after January 1, 2013.  These topic changes will merge 3-2 Interacting with the Special Needs Population and 3-4 Crisis Intervention, into the new 3-4 Crisis Intervention.  Topic 3-2 will remain blank on the audit sheet.

Both unit and special subject instructors will be allowed to teach the new 3-4 Crisis Intervention. Currently approved instructors in 3-2 Interacting with the Special Needs Population can continue to teach the new 3-4 Crisis Intervention. Currently approved instructors in both 3-2 Interacting with the Special Needs Population and 3-4 Crisis Intervention can continue to teach the new 3-4 Crisis Intervention. Currently approved instructors in 3-4 Crisis Intervention cannot teach the new 3-4 Crisis Intervention until they complete Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training, minimum 32 hours, and amend their BAS instructor certificate.  In short, if you are a 3-4 instructor and not approved to also teach 3-2, you must complete additional training and amend your BAS instructor certificate to teach 3-4 Crisis Intervention, after January 1, 2013.

To assist in meeting this requirement, a list of approved CIT courses is attached.

If you have a question about whether or not you need to take additional training and amend your instructor certificate, 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, or by reply email.

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

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