Based upon available funding for reimbursement, per R.C. 109.803, the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission has set the required minimum number of Continuing Professional Training (CPT) hours for calendar year 2014. 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. For public appointing authorities, as defined in Ohio Administrative Code section 109:2-18-01(D), to be eligible for reimbursement of training costs, 1 hour of CPT must include critical subject training related to crimes against families with the remaining 3 hours related to general law enforcement and the public appointing authority must comply with the annual roster reporting requirements pursuant to R.C. 109.761(B). The reporting of the 2014 CPT hours will be reflected on your annual roster that is due by January 31, 2015.
The Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Academy has many free and reduced cost course offerings available. The 2014 course catalog is available for viewing on OHLEG and will be soon be available on the Attorney General’s website at, http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Law-Enforcement/Ohio-Peace-Officer-Training-Academy/Course-Catalog.aspx. Along with numerous eOPOTA courses developed over the past few years, a new Crimes Against Children course will be available to fulfill the one hour crimes against families training requirement. Existing eOPOTA courses such as Law Enforcement Officer Response to People With Autism, Fraud Against Seniors, Financial Exploitation of Seniors, and Death Notification may be used to satisfy the critical subject training if not previously used for legislative mandates.
As in previous years, continuing professional training is any training the agency administrator deems is directly related to the duties and responsibilities of a peace officer or trooper. The training must meet the requirements of OAC 109:2-18, serve a recognized law enforcement purpose, and have significant intellectual or practical content, the primary objective of which shall be to improve a participant's professional competence as peace officer or trooper.
Please do not hesitate to contact the office at, 740-845-2700 for questions or concerns.
Mary E. Davis, Deputy Director Education and Policy
Acting Executive Director
Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine