Attorney General - Basic Training Program - Explanation of the basic training course.


Published: 2016-01-01

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(A) The course content and curriculum of the peace officer basic training program shall be established by the recommendation of the Ohio peace officer training commission and upon approval of the attorney general. It shall be sufficient in content and subject material to provide the student with a strong basic knowledge of the role, function, and practices of a peace officer.

(B) The units, topics, hours, and lesson plan content for the basic course shall be taught in their entirety.

(C) The basic training course shall be comprised of topics that are contained in the following units.

(1) Administration

(2) Legal

(3) Human relations

(4) Firearms

(5) Driving

(6) Investigation

(7) Traffic

(8) Patrol

(9) Civil disorders

(10) Subject control

(11) First aid

(12) Physical conditioning

(13) Homeland security

(D) It is understood that the course content and curriculum recommended by the Ohio peace officer training commission and approved by the attorney general are established as mandatory minimums to be eligible to obtain certification. Schools, school commanders, and instructors are encouraged to exceed the minimums as they deem appropriate.

Reasonable latitude shall be granted to instructors to deliver the material in a manner deemed most effective and to permit the use of instructional methods and material deemed to be the most appropriate and useful, provided the content of the lesson plan approved by commission is covered in its entirety.