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2014 CPT General Information and FAQs

With the CPT requirement including the critical subject topic of crimes against families,  we’ve added an additional category to our online catalog, available at http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Law-Enforcement/Ohio-Peace-Officer-Training-Academy/Course-Catalog.aspx.

12/31/2013

2014 Continuing Professional Training (CPT) - 4 hours

Between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014, every appointing authority shall require each of its appointed peace officers and troopers to complete 4 hours of CPT.

10/16/2013

OPOTA online course registration - new features

These new features include:

  • Agency approvers can now register officers for courses
  • Peace officers can view and print their own employment history
  • Peace officers can view and print their own basic training history
  • Peace officers and agency approvers can print duplicate advanced training certificates of completed OPOTA courses
  • Peace officers can select specific agency approvers as necessary

9/25/2013

OPOTC Commander - Notice of changes effective January 1, 2014

The Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) met September 19th and approved curriculum changes for the Peace Officer Basic Training, Refresher, Corrections, and Private Security Academic basic programs.  The curriculum changes and corresponding lesson plans will become effective for schools beginning on or after, January 1, 2014.

9/20/2013

Peace Officer Basic Training - changes that will be effective for July 1, 2014

As indicated by the 2011 Job Task Analysis (JTA) and in line with emerging professional trends, new peace officers should be competent in using an impact weapon, recognizing stress and other officer wellness issues, and recognizing and handling potential electronic evidence.  The Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) met July 18th and approved new topics to meet these JTA standards in addition to approving an instructor update course.  These curriculum changes will go into effect for academies beginning on or after, July 1, 2014.  This information is provided to assist, over the next year, in getting instructors qualified to teach these topics.

8/5/2013

New OPOTC Police Rifle/Carbine Qualification Course of Fire - range accomodation

On May 29th the new OPOTC Police Rifle/Carbine Qualification course of fire, effective 01/01/2014, was announced.  On June 28th, it was communicated that range accommodation (i.e., range adjustment with reduced target) would not be permitted.

8/5/2013

Shotgun Qualification Course of Fire

The attached Shotgun Qualification Course of Fire was approved by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission on September 19, 2012. Beginning January 1, 2013, 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, 2014. This qualification course is to be used with the attached RQT-2 target. The new course of fire and target will also apply to all Peace Officer Basic Training Schools beginning on or after January 1, 2014.

7/9/2013

Annual Requalification - OPOTC Recommendation on Use of Force Presentation

This short review of constitutional deadly force is provided as a supplement to the requalification course of fire. 

5/30/2013

Police Rifle/Carbine Qualification course of fire

The attached Police Rifle/Carbine Qualification course of fire was approved by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission on May 16, 2013.  Beginning January 1, 2014, 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, 2015.  This qualification course is to be used with the attached RQT-2 target.

5/30/2013

Curriculum Changes for the Peace Officer Basic Training and Refresher Programs

The Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) met March 21st and approved curriculum changes for the Peace Officer Basic Training and Refresher programs.  The curriculum changes and corresponding lesson plans will become effective for schools beginning on or after, July 1, 2013.  Please refer to the attached Need to Know document and Curriculum Audit Sheets for specific 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.

3/22/2013

Curriculum Changes for the Corrections Basic Training Program

The Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) met March 21st and approved curriculum changes for the Corrections Basic Training program.  The curriculum changes and corresponding lesson plans will become effective for schools beginning on or after, July 1, 2013.  Please refer to the attached Need to Know document and Curriculum Audit Sheet for specific 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.

3/22/2013

Curriculum Changes for the Private Security Training Program

The Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) met March 21st and approved curriculum changes for the Private Security Training program.  The curriculum changes and corresponding lesson plans will become effective for schools beginning on or after, July 1, 2013.  Please refer to the attached Need to Know document and Curriculum Audit Sheet for specific 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.

3/22/2013

Update for POBT topics 11-7 Drug Awareness and 11-18 Meth & Clandestine Labs

This will be the final course offering for this update.  If you have not taken the Drug Awareness/Methamphetamine Instructor Update course and do not attend this session, you will no longer be eligible to teach this topic after June 30, 2013.

3/18/2013

Special Accommodations Information and Requests

Due to a significant increase in Special Accommodation testing requests, we ask that you adhere to the protocol and timelines set forth in the Commander’s Manuals (Basic Peace Officer Manual section 5.9.3, Corrections Manual section 5.8.3, and Private Security Manual section 5.8.3) in order that we can continue to process and approve them expeditiously.

2/6/2013

8/17/12 Email to POBT Instructors and Commanders: Drug topic(s) instructor update materials for Peace Officer Basic

May 7, 2012, the attached email was disseminated to advise instructors of changes within the BAS 11‐7 Drug Awareness and BAS 11‐18 Meth & Clandestine Labs topics. There were PowerPoint files and associated video files presented and utilized at the required instructor course.

8/17/2012

Human Trafficking Training Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

HB 262 requires the Attorney General to provide training for peace officers investigating and handling violations of section 2905.32 of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC).

8/21/2012

OPOTA courses help law enforcement satisfy mandatory human trafficking training requirements

To help law enforcement agencies satisfy the requirement, the Attorney General’s Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy offers courses that assist officers in identifying the crime, recognizing and protecting the rights of victims, and collaborating with non-governmental and social service organizations to help victims.

8/27/2012

9/20/2012 Email: Peace Officer Basic Commander & Instructor - Notice of changes effective Jan. 1, 2013

The curriculum changes and corresponding lesson plans will become effective for schools beginning on or after, January 1, 2013.

9/24/2012
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