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Training Curriculum

WARNING: The following curriculum is for academy classes that started after 07/01/2011 and before 01/01/2012.

The following OPOTC curriculum that has been updated for classes starting after 01/01/2012 will be highlighted in red.

 

Unit 1 Administration

1-1 Introduction to Basic Training (1/1/2012)
1-1 Introduction to Basic Training (7/1/11)    
1-2 Role of the American Peace Officer (4/7/03)    
1-3 Philo. & Prin. of the American Justice System (4/7/03)
1-4 The Crim. Justice System & Struc. of the American Courts (4/7/03)
1-5 Ethic & Professionalism (1/1/2012)
1-5 Ethics & Professionalism (4/7/03)
1-6 Community Policing (4/7/03)
1-7 Fundamentals of Report Writing (01/01/2012)
1-7 Introduction to Report Writing (4/7/03) Mandatory Attendance Required)

 

Unit 2 Legal

2-1 General Provisions (7/1/11)
2-2 Ohio Revised Code
      A. Homicide, Assault & Menacing (1/1/2012)
      A. Homicide, Assault & Menacing (7/1/11)
      B. Kidnapping & Extortion (7/1/11)
      C. Sexual Assault (7/1/11)
      D. Prostitution & Obscenity (7/1/11)
      E. Arson & Related Offenses (1/1/2012)      
      E. Arson & Related Offenses (7/1/11)
      F. Robbery, Burglary, Trespass & Related Offenses (1/1/12)      
      F. Robbery, Burglary, Trespass & Related Offenses (7/1/11)
      G. Theft, Fraud & Related offenses (1/1/2012)
      G. Theft, Fraud & Related Offenses (7/1/11)
      H. Gambling & Related Offenses (7/1/11)
       I. Liquor Control (7/1/11)
      J. Drug Offenses (1/1/2012)     
      J. Drug Offenses (7/1/11)
      K. Offenses Against Public Peace (1/1/2012)      
      K. Offenses Against Public Peace (7/1/11)
      L. Selected Offenses Against the Family (7/1/11)
      M. Offenses Against Justice & Public Administration (1/1/2012)     
      M. Offenses Against Justice & Public Administration (7/1/11)
      N. Conspiracy, Attempt & Complicity (7/1/11)
      O. Weapons (1/1/2012)      
      O. Weapons (7/1/11)
2-3 Laws of Arrest (7/1/11) Mandatory Attendance Required
2-4 Search & Seizure (7/1/11) Mandatory Attendance Required
2-5 Legal Aspects of Interview & Interrogation (7/1/11) Mandatory Attendance Required
2-6 Civil Liability & Use of Force (2/1/06) Mandatory Attendance Required
2-7 Testifying in Court & Rules of Evidence (2/1/06)

 

Unit 3 Human Relations

3-1   Communicating with the Public & the Media (4/7/03)
3-2   Interacting with the Special Needs Population (8/1/06)
3-3   Domestic Violence (7/1/11) Mandatory Attendance Required
3-4   Crisis Intervention (1/1/06) Mandatory Attendance Required
3-5   Child Abuse & Neglect (4/7/03) Mandatory Attendance Required
3-6   Missing Children Investigation (01/01/2012)
3-6   Missing Children Investigation (7//11) Mandatory Attendance Required
3-7   Juvenile Justice System (4/7/03)
3-8   Victims' Rights (7/1/11)
3-9   Crime Prevention (4/7/03)
3-10 Community Diversity  Part 1  (11/1/08) Mandatory Attendance Required
3-10 Community Diversity  Part 2  (11/1/08) Mandatory Attendance Required
3-10 Community Diversity  Part 3  (11/1/08) Mandatory Attendance Required
3-10 Community Diversity  Part 4  (11/1/08) Mandatory Attendance Required
3-10 Community Diversity  Part 5  (11/1/08) Mandatory Attendance Required
3-10 Community Diversity  Part 6  (11/1/08) Mandatory Attendance Required
3-10 Community Diversity  Part 7  (11/1/08) Mandatory Attendance Required
3-10 Community Diversity  Part 8  (11/1/08) Mandatory Attendance Required
3-11 Missing Persons (7/1/11) Mandatory Attendance Required

 

Unit 4 Firearms

4-1 Safety Procedures (4/7/03) Mandatory Attendance Required
4-2 Handgun & Related Equipment (4/7/03) Mandatory Attendance Required
4-3 Basic Fundamentals of Pistol Craft (04/7/03) Mandatory Attendance Required
4-4 One Hand Technique (4/7/03) Mandatory Attendance Required
4-5 Multiple Targets (4/7/03) Mandatory Attendance Required
4-6 Low-Level Light Conditions (04/7/03) Mandatory Attendance Required
4-7 Use of Protective Cover (4/7/03) Mandatory Attendance Required
4-8 Move & Shoot (4/7/03) Mandatory Attendance Required
4-9 Shotgun Training (4/7/03) Mandatory Attendance Required

Unit 5 Driving

5-1 Non-Emergency Driving (11/1/07) Mandatory Attendance Required
5-1 IADLEST 2000 Non-Emergency Driving
5-2 Emergency Driving (11/1/07) Mandatory Attendance Required
5-2 IADLEST 2000 Emergency Driving
5-3 Pursuit Driving (11/1/07) Mandatory Attendance Required
5-3 IADLEST 2000 Pursuit Driving
5-4 Practical Driving Events (11/1/07) Mandatory Attendance Required
5-4 IADLEST 2000 Cumulative Skills (Optional Non SPO)
 

Unit 6 Subject Control Techniques

6-1 Subject Control Techniques (4/7/03)  Mandatory Attendance Required

 

Unit 7 First Aid

7-1 First Aid (4/7/03) Mandatory Attendance Required

 

Unit 8 Patrol

8-1 Vehicle Patrol Techniques (4/7/03)
8-2 Foot Patrol (4/7/03)
8-3 Responding to Crimes in Progress (4/7/03)
8-4 Building Searches (4/7/03)
8-5Stops & Approaches (4/7/03) Mandatory Attendance Required
8-6 Auto Theft & V.I.N. Reconstruction (4/7/03)
8-7 Gang Awareness (4/7/03)
8-8 Communications
      A.Radio Procedures (4/7/03)
      B. L.E.A.D.S. (7/1/11)
8-9 Prisoner Booking & Handling (7/31/03)
8-10 Report Writing (4/7/03) Mandatory Attendance Required

 

Unit 9 Civil Disorders

9-1 Control of Nonvlnt Crowds, Confront. Hostile Crowds (2/1/06)
9-2 Riot Formations (2/1/06)
9-3 Chemical Agents (2/1/06)

 

Unit 10 Traffic

10-1 Introduction to Traffic (1/1/2012)
10-1 Introduction to Traffic (4/7/03)
10-2 Motor Vehicle Offenses (4/7/03)
10-3 Commercial Vehicle Offenses (4/7/03)
10-4 Traffic Crash Investigation
      A. Traffic Crash Planning, Factors & Eents (1/1/06)
      B.Traffic Crash Reporting Procedures (1/1/06)
      C. Interviewing & Fact Gathering (4/7/03)
      D. Diagramming & Template (4/7/03)
      E. Collection of Evidence (4/7/03)
      F. Vehicle Damage (4/7/03)
10-5 Uniform Traffic Ticket (7/1/11)
10-6 Speed Enforcement (7/1/11)
10-7 Traffic Direction & Control (01/01/2012)
10-7 Traffic Direction & Control (4/7/03)
10-8 Alcohol Detection, Apprehension & Prosecution (4/7/03)
10-9 Exercise for Traffic Investigation (4/7/03)

 

Unit 11 Investigation

11-1 Crime Scene Search (4/7/03)
11-2 Evidence Collection Techniques (4/7/03)
11-3 Crime Scene Sketching & Detailed Drawing (4/7/03)
11-4 Police Photography (4/7/03)
11-5 Tracing Stolen Property (4/7/03)
11-6Arson Scene Investigation (7/1/11)
11-7 Controlled Substance & Drug Awareness (4/7/03)
11-8 Ohio Drug Laws (4/7/03)
11-9 Confidential Informants (4/7/03)
11-10 Observation, Perception & Description (4/7/03)
11-11 Line-ups (7/1/11)
11-12 Gambling & Prostitution (7/1/11)
11-13 Liquor Control & Enforcement (7/1/11)
11-14 Surveillance (4/7/03)
11-15 Interview & Interrogation Techniques (7/1/11) Mandatory Attendance Required
11-16 Search Warrants (2/1/04) Mandatory Attendance Required
11-17 Investigative Report Writing (4/7/03) Mandatory Attendance Required
11-18 Meth & Clandestine Labs-Officer Safety and Awareness (11/1/07)

 

Unit 12 Physical Conditioning

12-1 Physical Conditioning (1/13/09)

 

Unit 13 Homeland Security

13-1 HazMat & WMD Awareness for the First Responder (2/1/06) Mandatory Attendance Required
13-2 Bombs & Explosives (2/1/06)
13-3 Terrorism Awareness (8/1/06)
13-4 Incident Command System (2/1/06)
13-5 National Incident management System (NIMS) (01/01/2012)
13-5 National Incident Management System (NIMS) (1/1/09)