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

Effective dates will always be either January 1st or July 1st and the updated curriculum materials will be posted on the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway (OHLEG), at www.ohleg.org approximately eight weeks before the effective date.

9/24/2012

9/20/2012 Email: Private Security (Academic) 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

Semi-Auto Pistol Qualifications and RQT-2 Targets

The attached Semi-Auto Pistol Qualification Course of Fire and OPOTA RQT-2 target was approved by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission on September 15, 2011.  Law Enforcement Agencies may use this course of fire and target as an alternative to the current standard beginning January 1, 2012.  The use of the course of fire and target is mandatory for all Ohio Law Enforcement Agencies beginning January 1, 2013.  The new course of fire and target will also apply to all Peace Officer Basic Training Schools starting on or after January 1, 2013.

11/8/2011

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

ith 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.

7/30/2012

7/27/12 Email to Commanders - First Aid topic - Instructor Requirements and Field Agent Opening Audit Procedure

As you should be aware, the First-Aid topic is now a mandatory skill in the majority of the Commission’s basic programs; the most recent additions being in the Peace Officer and Private Security programs, effective July 1, 2012.  These recent changes also require the school commander and/or instructor to submit documents to the certifying organization to obtain students’ certification.

7/30/2012

6/29/2012 Email to Instructors & Commanders: Subject Control Instructor Update for Basic Programs - Corrections & Jailer

Subject Control, Defensive Tactics, and Self-Defense topics are covered in most of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) basic programs.  For the Peace Officer Basic Training (POBT) and Private Security (PSA) programs, there were significant changes to the OPOTC student performance objectives, lesson plans, and proficiency testing procedures within this topic. Similar changes will be taking place in the Corrections and Jailer programs. These changes and others, will be covered in a mandatory instructor update that must be completed before July 1, 2013. This course, Subject Control Instructor Update, fulfills the update requirement for all instructors, regardless of the program they are teaching in.  For example, if you are certified to teach Subject Control in POBT, Subject Control in Corrections, and Unarmed Self Defense in PSA, attending one Subject Control Instructor Update course will fulfill your update requirement for all three programs.

6/29/2012

6/29/2012 Email to Commanders: BAS 10-6 Speed Enforcement Changes

As indicated by the 2011 Job Task Analysis (JTA), new peace officers should be competent in using speed enforcement devices to measure vehicle speed (e.g., Radar, Lidar) and that this should be achieved in basic training. The OPOTC has approved an 18-month implementation period to make the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) Speed-Measuring Device Operator Training (40-hour course; both the Core Radar and Core Lidar modules) a part of Peace Officer Basic Training. This addition will go into effect for academies starting on or after January 1, 2014. The information below is provided to assist you in budgeting and planning over the next 18 months.

6/29/2012

6/29/2012 Email to Commanders - BAS 3-6, Missing Children Investigation, Human Trafficking Addendum - Effective 7/1/2012

House Bill 262 was effective immediately upon being signed by the Governor, June 27, 2012.  This legislation changes R.C. 109.73, requiring the Attorney General to provide basic training in handling violations of R.C. 2905.32, Trafficking in Persons.  As a temporary measure, the attached addendum to BAS 3-6, Missing Children Investigation will be a part of the BAS-026 curriculum code and will need to be taught in any academy starting on or after July 1, 2012.

7/2/2012

5/7/2012 Email to Instructors & Commanders - Drug Topic(s) Instructor Update for Peace Officer Basic

For schools beginning on or after July 1, 2012, the Peace Officer Basic Training (POBT) program has significant changes within the 11-7 Drug Awareness and 11-18 Meth & Clandestine Labs topics.  Topic 11-18 Meth & Clandestine Labs will be deleted; the information pertinent to a POBT student was incorporated into  11-7 Drug Awareness .  Additionally, the Drug Awareness topic has been updated to include current information on what the student can expect to see and should look for with today’s drug trends.

5/7/2012

5/3/2012 Email to Instructors - SPO, Lesson Plan, Proficiency Testing Procedure Changes

Subject Control, Defensive Tactics, and Self-Defense topics are covered in most of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) basic programs.  For the Peace Officer Basic Training (POBT) and Private Security (PSA) programs, there will be significant changes to the OPOTC student performance objectives, lesson plans, and proficiency testing procedures within this topic.

5/7/2012

5/4/2012 Email - Basic Curriculum Revisions - Subject Matter Expert Application

Most of you are aware the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) has been regularly revising the Peace Officer Basic Training Curriculum over the past 18 months.  Recently, the Private Security Training curriculum has been added to the list of revisions and the Humane Agent and Corrections Basic programs are being looked at for January 2013.  We are utilizing Subject Matter Expert (SME) groups to provide the content for these topic revisions and we’re reaching out to professionals in the field for curriculum content, performance objectives, acceptable performance levels, if applicable, and technical language.

5/7/2012

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

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.

4/2/2012

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

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.

4/2/2012

Annual agency roster - Letter to administrators

By law, agencies that appoint or employ peace officers are required to notify the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission of peace officer appointments, resignations and terminations. These agencies are also required to submit an annual agency roster to the Commission.

10/5/2011

09/16/2011 Email to Instructors & Commanders - Curriculum Changes

The Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission will release revisions of basic training lesson plans on a continuing basis.

11/4/2011
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