Attorney General - Law Enforcement Canine Units and Evaluators - Definitions.

Published: 2001-01-01

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When used in this chapter:

(A) The term "commission" means the Ohio peace officer training commission;

(B) The term "executive director" means the executive director of the Ohio peace officer training commission;

(C) The term "evaluator" means a person who has been certified by the executive director to conduct examinations to determine the ability of a canine unit to perform at the minimum proficiency standards established by the commission;

(D) The term "patrol-related canine" means any dog utilized by a law enforcement agency which regularly engages in patrol-related duties;

(E) The term "special purpose canine" is any canine which performs one or more of the following:

(1) Tracking

(2) Expolsive detection

(3) Narcotic detection

(4) Article detection

(5) Any other special purpose designated by the general assembly or the commission.

(F) The term "canine unit" means a canine handler, who shall be a sworn law enforcement officer and a canine;

(G) The term "minimum standards for certification" means those requirements and standards as established by the commission which must be met by a canine unit in order to be eligible for certification.