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More from the OPOTA Course Catalogue

The Attorney General’s Office presents the following regional training opportunities for law enforcement. 

8/14/2015

Managing Patrol Operations

Only a few spots remain in OPOTA's Managing Patrol Operations course, which will take place at the end of the month. 

8/14/2015

Empowerment Course can Improve Results

Self-empowerment is an important concept in law enforcement. 

8/14/2015

More from the OPOTA Course Catalogue

The Attorney General’s Office presents the following regional training opportunities for law enforcement.

6/19/2015

Coming Soon: Critical Injury First Aid (CIFA) Instructor

Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, Peace Officer Basic Training will include critical injury first aid. 

6/19/2015

Featured Courses: Officer Safety and Physical Fitness

Self Aid, Buddy Aid for the Law Enforcement Officer

6/19/2015

Mental Armor for Law Enforcement

Physical wellness is often a part of an officer’s lifestyle to increase his or her safety on the streets, but “mental wellness” can sometimes be forgotten or ignored, despite years of stressful experiences or specific critical incidents.  

6/18/2015

Ohio's Task Force on Community and Police Relations Issues Report - April 30 Email to Law Enforcement Administrators

In an associated effort, Governor Kasich released the report of the recommendations of Ohio’s Task Force on Community and Police Relations and a related executive order, yesterday afternoon

4/30/2015

Attorney General's Advisory Group on Law Enforcement Training Issues Report

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine appointed the 16-member group in December to examine how Ohio trains its law enforcement officers and make suggestions for improvement.

4/30/2015

New OPOTC SMG/M16/M4 Qualification Course of Fire

This qualification course is to be used with the attached RQT-2 target.  Beginning immediately, law enforcement agencies may use this course of fire and target as an alternative to the current standard.  The use of the course of fire and target will be mandatory for all Ohio law enforcement agencies beginning January 1, 2016.

4/30/2015

OPOTC Commander - Notice of changes effective July 1, 2015

The curriculum changes and corresponding lesson plans will become effective for schools beginning on or after July  1, 2015.  Please refer to the attached Commission Meeting Curriculum Changes for July 2015 document and curriculum audit sheets for specific program 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.

3/31/2015

2015 CPT General Information and FAQs

Every appointed peace officer and trooper must complete 4 hours of CPT on or before December 31, 2015.  For a public appointing authority to be eligible for reimbursement of training costs, 1 hour of CPT must include critical subject training related to domestic violence while the remaining 3 hours may be related to general law enforcement topics.  Additionally, the public appointing authority must comply with the annual roster reporting requirements.

2/24/2015

2015 Continuing Professional Training (CPT) - 4 hours

Between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015, every appointing authority shall require each of its appointed peace officers and troopers to complete 4 hours of CPT.

10/16/2014

OPOTC Commander - Notice of changes effective January 1, 2015

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.

10/1/2014

2014 Continuing Professional Training - reminder

To be eligible for reimbursement for any of the required hours, 1 hour of CPT must include critical subject training related to crimes against families and the remaining 3 hours may be on any general law enforcement topic.  I’ve included an attachment which fully details the CPT requirements, reimbursement criteria, and contains a frequently asked questions document.

7/15/2014

OPOTC Commander - Notice of changes effective July 1, 2014

Please refer to the attached Need to Know document and curriculum audit sheets for specific program 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.

4/1/2014

New OPOTC Probation and Parole Curriculum and Qualification Course of Fire - eff. 01/01/2014

The attached basic programs’ curriculum, including new qualification courses of fire, are approved and effective January 1, 2014.  The programs affected by the revised curriculum are Municipal Court Probation Officer, Common Pleas Court Probation Officer, and Adult Parole Authority.  All the qualification courses are to be used with the attached RQT-2 target.  Each course of fire is a minimum standard and will now align each program with the annual firearms requalification program as approved for RC 109.801.  This new qualification course of fire is 25 rounds, compared to the previous 68 round course.

1/9/2014
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