Nearly 40 officers have graduated from the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s latest Basic Peace Officer Class, the OSHP reports. The 37 graduates will go on to assume duties as law enforcement officers for 20 different Ohio agencies.
This was the 146th class to participate in the OSHP’s Basic Peace Officer training, a 21-week course that provides training on over 150 topics. The program also features advanced instruction in several subject areas critical to the successful performance of the modern law enforcement officer, including firearms proficiency and safety, standardized field sobriety testing, criminal and traffic law, community relations, and emergency vehicle operations.
The OHSP’s announcement of its most recent graduating class follows several other news releases regarding Ohio’s law enforcement agencies. This includes millions of dollars in funding provided through the Ohio Violent Crimes Reduction Grant Program and the Ohio Drug Law Enforcement Fund to support agencies across the state in responding to and proactively addressing violent crimes and drug crimes.