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the ohio state highway patrol office of training selection and standards

The Ohio State Highway PatrolOffice of Training, Selection and Standards

Mission Review Task Force Presentation

December 2, 2009

personnel summary
Personnel Summary
  • Full-time sworn staff: 23
  • Part-time sworn staff: 6
  • Full-time civilian staff: 20
  • Part-time civilian staff: 1
training component
Training Component
  • Four units make up the Training component.
    • Training Unit
    • Health and Wellness Unit
    • Maintenance Unit
    • Security Unit
training unit
Training Unit
  • The Training Unit provides divisional and inter-agency training to uniformed officers and professional staff.
  • Numerous courses are offered via federal grant monies at no cost to local and county law enforcement agencies, judges and prosecutors.
  • Numerous courses, not covered by grant monies, also offered at low-cost to other agencies.
training unit staffing
Training Unit Staffing
  • 17 employees
    • 11 full-time uniformed employees.
    • 6 temporary uniformed officers.
  • Twelve Bachelor’s Degrees
  • Five Master’s Degrees
training unit breakdown
Training Unit Breakdown
  • The Training Unit consists of three primary functions:
    • Basic Police Officer Training Courses
    • Cadet Training Courses
    • Elective Training Courses
2009 basic peace officer training
2009 Basic Peace Officer Training
  • Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission Training Program is conducted twice annually consisting of:
    • Nineteen weeks of training.
    • The trainees are certified to become Peace Officers in Ohio.
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2009 Basic Peace Officer Training

582 hours of mandated OPOTC training, includes Administration, Legal, Human Relations, Firearms, Driving, Subject Control Tactics, First Aid, Patrol, Civil Disorders, Traffic, Investigation, Physical Conditioning & Homeland Security.

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2009 Basic Peace Officer Training
  • 173 additional hours of OSHP courses including: Direct to Threat, Advanced Firearms, High Intensity Tactical Training (Redman, HITT), Psyche of Survival, Deadly Errors, Critical Incident Survival, SIMS Training, Hostile Environment Reactionary Course (HERC), Captured Officer Survival & Shot Avoidance.
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2009 Basic Peace Officer Training

28 Basic Cadets Graduate

17 Departments Served

1511 Hours of Training

Cost saving courses

Direct-to-Threat Training

Advanced Officer Survival Techniques

1511 hours of training for 2009 includes:

1164 OPOTC required hours

347 additional OSHP curriculum hours.

basic peace officer training
Basic Peace Officer Training
  • The five-year average for trainees is 58 trainees per year.
    • (294 trainees since 2004)
  • The five-year average for departments trained is thirteen departments per year.
    • Sixty-eight departments served since 2004.
cadet training courses
Cadet Training Courses
  • Cadet training is 30 weeks in length.
  • Courses of instruction include those of the Basic Police Officer Curriculum.
    • Additional hours due to increased hours of Traffic Crash Investigation, Stops and Approaches, Firearms, Physical Fitness, and numerous other courses unique to the position of trooper.
elective training courses
Elective Training Courses
  • Numerous courses are offered to municipal, county, and state law enforcement officers.
  • Agencies depend upon these low cost, or no cost training programs to maintain their personnel and service in their communities.
    • Many are federally funded through the NHTSA.
traffic crash courses
Traffic Crash Courses
  • Elective courses
    • Participants include
      • OSHP and outside agency officers
    • Calendar
      • Various courses offered throughout the year
      • Eight levels of Crash Investigation
    • Instructional components
      • Classroom and practical application
        • Mock crash scenes
traffic crash courses 20091
Traffic Crash Courses - 2009
  • Outside Agencies
    • 261 outside agency officers trained
    • 99 departments represented
  • OSHP
    • 60 OSHP units trained
  • Numbers do not include Basic and Cadet Trainees.
traffic crash courses 2005 20091
Traffic Crash Courses: 2005-2009
  • Outside Agencies
    • 1,017 outside agency officers trained
    • 255 departments represented
  • OSHP
    • 591 OSHP units trained
  • Numbers do not include Basic and Cadet Trainees.
electronic speed measurement devices courses
Electronic Speed Measurement Devices Courses
  • Federally funded through NHTSA Grants and meets all mandates required for reimbursement.
  • All cadet trainees receive the 40 hour operator’s course prior to graduation.
  • Every operator’s course includes the use of 15 ESMD instructor certified field sergeants for practical application (16 hours each / 2 days).
  • OSHP technicians utilized during courses to explain theory and case law precedence.
  • Judge / Prosecutor utilized for Moot Courts.
2009 electronic speed measurement
2009 Electronic Speed Measurement
  • ESMD Operators:
    • 131 students trained.
    • Representing 69 different agencies.
  • ESMD Instructors:
    • 24 students trained.
    • Representing 22 different agencies.
  • Judges/Prosecutor Seminar (CEC):
    • 59 Judges and prosecutors trained.
  • Instructor Update:
    • 42 OSHP sergeants were trained.
a d a p courses
A.D.A.P. Courses
  • Advanced Detection, Apprehension and Prosecution of persons under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
  • Federally funded course through NHTSA.
  • Forty hour course.
  • Instructs officers how to identify and properly administer sobriety tests to remove and successfully prosecute impaired drivers.
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A.D.A.P. Courses
  • 4 ADAP courses annually.
  • 2 Instructor update courses annually.
  • 1 Judges and prosecutors seminar.
  • Regional ADAP
  • 40 Instructors.
  • Up to 8 Regional ADAP courses annually taught at various locations around the state.
2009 a d a p courses
2009 A.D.A.P. Courses
  • 4 ADAP courses
    • 63 students total representing 41 agencies.
    • 160 instructor hours total.
  • 2 Instructor Update courses (NHTSA Updates)
    • 49 students total representing 10 agencies.
    • 16 instructor hours total.
  • 1 Judges and Prosecutors Seminar
    • 13 students total representing 12 court venues.
    • 8 instructor hours.
  • 4 Regional courses
    • 71 students total representing 41 agencies.
    • 160 instructor hours total.
2009 a d a p courses cont d
2009 A.D.A.P. Courses Cont’d
  • 2 Basic Police Officer courses
    • 29 total students.
    • 80 instructor hours total.
  • 1 Cadet Trainee course
    • 38 total students.
    • 40 instructor hours total.
2006 2009 a d a p courses
2006 - 2009 A.D.A.P. Courses
  • 12 ADAP courses
    • 306 students representing 185 agencies.
    • 480 instructor hours total.
  • 4 Instructor Update courses
    • 91 students representing 50 agencies.
    • 32 instructor hours total.
  • 3 Judges and Prosecutors Seminars
    • 150 students representing 107 court venues.
    • 24 instructor hours total.
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2006 - 2009 A.D.A.P. Courses
  • 18 Regional courses
    • 367 students total representing 200 agencies.
    • 720 instructor hours total.
  • 6 Basic Police Officer courses
    • 163 students total.
    • 240 instructor hours total.
  • 4 Cadet Trainee courses
    • 161 students total.
    • 160 instructor hours total.
emergency vehicle operations courses
Emergency Vehicle Operations Courses
  • As one of the largest areas for agency litigation, OSHP offers numerous training courses in EVO.
  • 2009 Courses:
    • Remedial Driving Courses (Various ODPS entities served)
      • 6 courses; 54 students; 728 combined student hours.
      • 18 instructors; 240 total instructor hours.
    • SUV EVO Course
      • One course; 68 students; 1088 combined student hours.
      • 10 instructors; 240 total instructor hours.
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Emergency Vehicle Operations Courses
  • Civilian Defensive Driving Course
    • 5 courses; 389 students logging a total of 596 class hours.
  • Executive Protection EVO Course
    • One course; 21 students; 168 combined training hours.
    • Eight instructors; 64 combined training hours.
  • In total, during 2009 EVO schools trained 570 students, logging over 4,708 combined hours.
emergency vehicle operations courses2
Emergency Vehicle Operations Courses
  • In 2008, the training unit trained uniformed officers in EVO as part of In-Service.
  • – 1,436 trainees.
    • 11,488 student hours
    • 10 instructors per session (56 sessions at hours each)
    • 8,960 Instructor hours
  • All cadet courses receive 56 hours of EVO (classroom and practical).
    • 2009: Cadet Class 149 utilized 16 instructors for a total of 896 instructor hours.
f a s t
  • Firearms, Arrest, Self-Defense Tactics.
  • F.A.S.T. is a 40 hour, Officer Survival Program which incorporates topics on firearms, self-defense tactics and mental survival.
  • One of the few courses to law enforcement agencies that incorporates all elements of officer survival.
  • OSHP offers Basic FAST, Female FAST, and Advanced FAST courses.
2009 f a s t 102 participants
2009 F.A.S.T. = 102 Participants
  • Three (3) FAST Schools were completed.
    • 62 Local Officers
    • 11 County Deputies
    • 11 State Troopers
  • One (1) Advanced FAST was completed.
    • 5 Local Officers
    • 3 County Deputies
    • 1 State Trooper
  • One (1) Female FAST was completed.
    • 6 Local Officers
    • 2 County Deputies
    • 1 State Trooper
criminal patrol course
Criminal Patrol Course
  • One 40 hour course was conducted in 2009.
    • 67 students.
    • 28 agencies served.
  • There were 9 Criminal Patrol courses offered from 2005 to 2009.
    • 496 students trained.
    • 66 agencies served.
  • In 2006, a Judges and Prosecutors seminar was conducted.
    • 53 attendees.
commercial vehicle safe courses
Commercial Vehicle Safe Courses
  • C.V. Safe courses are held in conjunction with the Office of Licensing and Commercial Standards.
  • Two 3-day classes were held in 2009.
    • 35 officers attended
  • Ten classes were held from 2005 through 2009.
      • A total of 279 officers attended.
firearms training courses and division operational responsibilities
Firearms Training Courses and Division Operational Responsibilities

Division Armorer.

  • Coordinates Inventory
  • Maintenance of Firearms and Range facilities.
  • Conducts in-depth cleaning of Division handguns every 3 years.
  • Conducts in-depth cleaning of Division shotguns every 5 years.
firearms training
Firearms Training
  • Cadet Firearms/Basic Firearms
    • Provide firearms instruction to Cadet/Basic Trainees.
  • Elective Course Firearms
    • Conduct firearms in-service qualification to all Sworn Officers.
    • Instruct firearms fundamental training for elective course firearms.
firearms courses
Firearms Courses
  • Annual Qualification of all sworn personnel
    • 116 four hour sessions annually (464 hours)
  • Cadet Firearm Instruction
    • 100 hours per class
  • Basic Academy Firearms Instruction
    • 2 classes annually (152 hours total annually)
  • Firearms Proficiency Courses
    • Focuses on handgun and shotgun fundamentals, then transitions into live fire shoot and move exercises.
    • 3 annually (72 hours annually)
firearms courses1
Firearms Courses
  • Firearms Fundamentals
    • Designed to improve the basic fundamentals of handgun shooting.
    • 4 annually (64 hours annually)
  • Tactical Shotgun
    • Designed to provide fundamental principles that will assist the officer in speed, accuracy, and confidence with the shotgun.
    • 2 annually (32 hours annually)
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Firearms Courses
  • 2009
    • 209 Students.
    • 81 different outside agencies served.
  • 2005 thru 2009
    • 1223 Students.
    • 259 different outside agencies served.
range use only for other agencies
Range Use Only for Other Agencies


Number of outside agencies: 24

2005 thru 2009*:

Number of outside agencies: 106

*These numbers do not include training, but rather only the range being utilized for their own training purposes.

2009 police instructor training
2009 Police Instructor Training
  • Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission sanctioned Police Instructor Training program.
  • 80 Hour Course.
  • Upon completion, the trainees are certified to teach selected topics in the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy Program based on previous training and experience.
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2009 Police Instructor Training

37 Instructors Trained

14 Departments Served

240 Hours of Training

divisional in service schools
Divisional In-Service Schools
  • Annually, every uniformed officer attends In-Service School as part of continued training.
  • T.S.S. is responsible for developing and providing instruction in relevant topics such as:
    • Firearms qualifications
    • TASER re-certification
    • PPE fit testing
    • Traffic crash updates
    • Human Trafficking
    • Ethics
    • Fraudulent Documents
    • Self-defense Techniques
    • RTR
    • EVO
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Divisional In-Service Schools
  • 2009: In-Service
    • Commander’s (one day)
    • Sergeant’s (two days)
    • Trooper’s (two days)
    • Total In-Service training hours – 23,600.
  • 2008: Three-day In-Service
    • One day designated for EVO training.
    • Two days devoted to classroom, practical application, and firearms qualifications.
oshp leadership course
OSHP Leadership Course
  • The course was originally developed for a required course at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
  • Trained 20 lieutenants to participate as the training cadre/mentors. Completed by February 2007.
  • Trained 60 sergeants on critical leadership principles through the three-week course work. Completed by 12/31/07.
  • Train every sergeant in the Ohio State Highway Patrol on critical leadership principles. Complete by 12/31/10.
health wellness personnel
Health & Wellness Personnel
  • Five total personnel:
    • One medical doctor (contract position)
    • One registered nurse
    • Two exercise physiologists
    • One secretary
health wellness workload
Health & Wellness Workload
  • Scheduled in 2009: 1140 physicals.
    • Comprehensive physicals are conducted every two years for uniform personnel and all cadet candidates.
  • Completed as of November 2009: 775 physicals.
  • A comprehensive physical includes: Graded Exercise Testing, Body Composition Check, Physical Examination.
  • Estimated work hours for testing in 2009: 1,938 Hours (Basis: 2 hours and 30 minutes per physical).
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Health & Wellness Workload
  • From 2004 to the present:
    • Health & Wellness scheduled 5,346 comprehensive physicals.
      • 4,293 graded exercise tests were completed.
      • 4,115 physical exams were conducted.
  • Staffed by four full-time security officers.
  • Due to being a resident Academy & adhering to state mandates, must provide 24-hour security coverage dorms are occupied.
  • Tour building and check status of mechanical systems. (Boilers, alarms, etc.)
  • Man the front desk to sign people in & out of Academy.
  • Answer phones and relay information to individuals.
  • Assign dorm rooms to students.
special details
Special Details
  • The Special Details component consists of numerous training and public education programs.
  • State Fair
  • School of Police Staff & Command
  • Buckeye Girls/Boys State
  • Auxiliary Training
  • Penta & EHOVE
  • Junior Cadet Program
  • Division Honor Guard
state fair
State Fair
  • The T.S.S. is responsible for overseeing and providing security for the Ohio State Fair.
  • The detail consists of approximately 140 Troopers.
  • The Fair runs for 12 consecutive days and troopers provide 24-hour security.
  • The Troopers are housed and fed at the Academy during this time.
s p s c
  • Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command.
  • OSHP hosted the first school in 2003.
  • Total Law enforcement Executives Trained: 337 (6 years). By Department Type:
    • County: 48 Deputies
    • City: 184 Officers
    • Twp: 33 Officers
    • OSHP: 59 Troopers
    • DPS Units: 13
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  • Normal tuition for 10 week course: $3,500.
  • Adjusted Tuition for 10 week course: $1,500 (Due to $80,000 Federal Grant obtained by OSHP).
  • One course scheduled for 2010.
buckeye girls boys state
Buckeye Girls/Boys State
  • Partnership with the American Legion.
  • Week long, Academy experience to participants:
    • Core Values
    • Crash Investigation
    • Self-Defense Techniques
    • Stops and Approaches
    • Canine, Motorcycle, and Other Demonstrations
    • ADAP
    • Military Drill
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Buckeye Girls/Boys State
  • 2009
    • 20 attendees for Buckeye Boys State.
    • 25 attendees for Buckeye Girls State.
auxiliary training
Auxiliary Training
  • The Academy is responsible for training the 130 active auxiliaries in the state.
  • New auxiliaries receive 40 hours of classroom prior to being commissioned (15 received this training in 2009).
  • Annual In-Service training is 8 hours.
penta career center ehove
Penta Career Center & EHOVE
  • Penta and EHOVE Career Centers provide high school students with the opportunity to learn skills in a trade of their choice. These students take academic classes which will prepare the students for a career or college.
  • Penta Career Center is located in Perrysburg Ohio. Representing five Northwest Ohio Counties.
  • EHOVE (Erie, Huron, Ottawa, Vocational Education) is located in Milan Ohio.
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Penta Career Center & EHOVE
  • These Career Centers provide an academic education along with providing students additional experiences in their career and technical field of choice.
  • Penta and EHOVE began incorporating additional learning experiences to their students by attending a two day educational school at the Highway Patrol Academy.
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Penta Career Center & EHOVE

-Was unable to send students in 2007 and 2009 because of schedule conflicts. In 2008, Ehove sent 19 students (8 males and 11 females) to the Highway Patrol Academy.

  • Penta

-2007-18 students(10 males and 8 females)

-2008-25 students (16 males and 9 females)

-2009 30 attended (24 males and 6 females)

junior cadet program
Junior Cadet Program
  • The Junior Cadet program affords juniors and seniors in high school the opportunity to participate in classes of a Cadet/Basic trainee.
  • The Junior Cadets participated in crash investigation, ADAP techniques, driving simulators, physical conditioning, canine operation, military drill, motorcycle operation, aviation operation, and SRT functions.
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Junior Cadet Program
  • 2007

-36 attended; 28 males and 8 females

  • 2008

-35 attended; 29 males and 6 females

  • 2009

-39 attended; 26 males and 13 females

  • Built and completed on September 2, 1965.
  • Total building: 150,000 sq. ft.
    • 20,400 sq. ft., 24-stall, indoor shooting range
    • 106 dorm rooms, two beds per room
    • Seven multi-purpose classrooms
    • Offices for all personnel assigned to the Office of Training, Selection and Standards
    • Gymnasium, Cafeteria, Health and Wellness, and Indoor Training Tank.
maintenance duties
Maintenance Duties
  • Service all hot water boilers, replace filters, electric motors, maintain kitchen supplies and training tank.
  • Snow removal, carpet cleaning, assist in maintaining or firing range, Strip and wax floors.
  • Make basic repairs and work with contractors.
custodial duties
Custodial Duties
  • Responsible for cleaning all restrooms and shower areas
  • Cleaning of all dorm rooms
  • Cleaning of all class rooms
  • Sweeping entire building
  • Dry and wet mopping entire building
  • Folding linen for students that stay at the Academy
  • Keep office areas clean
selection standards component
Selection & Standards Component
  • Four Units make up the Selection and Standards component.
    • Selection / Recruitment
    • Administrative Investigation Unit (AIU)
    • Standards / Labor Relations
    • Employee Development Unit
recruitment selection unit
Recruitment & Selection Unit
  • Recruitment Staff
    • Uniformed
      • Commander
      • Assistant Commander & Full-time Recruiter
    • Professional Staff – Shared with Employee Development
      • Executive Secretary
      • Human Capital Management Analyst
      • Secretary
    • Five (5) Full-time Field Recruiters – assigned and utilized at posts within recruiting regions.
recruiting activities
Recruiting Activities
  • All six full-time recruiters and every member of the Division are tasked with finding and recruiting the best possible applicants to be the future of our organization.
  • 2009
    • Attended 158 Career/Job Fairs
    • 12 Days of Ohio State Fair.
    • Cleveland State University – Trooper Day
  • 2008
    • Attended 170 Career/Job Fairs
    • 12 Days of Ohio State Fair.
    • Annual Law Enforcement Expo – OSHP Academy - Saturday
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Recruitment & Selection Unit
  • The Recruitment & Selection Section is responsible for all trooper recruitment efforts for the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
  • Administer entrance process to all trooper applicants.
  • Maintain recruiting and applicant records.
  • Prepare all correspondence related to recruitment and
  • application process.
  • Assist in creating and establishing Division policies and
  • procedures related to recruitment and selection.
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Recruitment & Selection Unit

Provide direction and coordination of targeted recruitment of minority and female applicants.

Coordinate hiring of all trooper and police officer candidates with ODPS Human Resource Management.

Assist in Police Officer & Radio Dispatcher selections.

Administer Physical Fitness Testing.

Coordinate medical and psychological examination for all trooper and police officer applicants.

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Recruitment & Selection Unit
  • Responsible for coordinating and conducting three separate orientation sessions for all new recruits prior to start of training.
  • Coordinate and conduct first day activities for family members and recruits.
  • Assist in selection of assignments for class members upon graduation.
recruitment selection unit proactive recruiting
Recruitment & Selection UnitProactive Recruiting
  • College Visits
    • Career / Job Fairs
    • Presentations to students in Criminal Justice Classes.
  • Career Centers
  • High Schools
  • Military Bases
    • Work with area military recruiters.
    • Army PaYS
  • Churches
administrative investigation unit aiu
Administrative Investigation Unit(AIU)

AIU consists of four fulltime sworn officers.

aiu responsibilities
AIU Responsibilities
  • Conducts investigations involving serious rule violations.
  • Review Administrative Investigations from all posts and sections.
  • Review complaints handled from all post and sections.
  • Conduct classes of instruction to cadets and supervisors.
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AIU Responsibilities

Oversee the Employee Incident Reporting program (EIR).

Field citizen complaints.

Review RTR/Pursuit cases.

Review Patrol Car Crashes.

aiu responsibilities2
AIU Responsibilities

Review trends in employee actions

Review and recommend policy and procedure changes

Provide guidance to Sections/Districts concerning the AI process

response to resistance review

Response to Resistance Review


3 year average = 530

2009 YTD = 562

Average time spent reviewing

RTR Videos = 1658 hours

aiu objectives
AIU Objectives

Reduce Administrative Duties of District/Post Supervision.

Increase Quality of Investigations.

Decrease Time of Submission.

Consistency in AI process.

Uniformity in procedures regarding investigations.

standards unit
Standards Unit
  • Staffing:
    • Standards is presently staffed with two uniformed officers.
standards responsibilities
Standards Responsibilities
  • Review all Administrative Investigations conducted on Patrol employees and recommend discipline.
    • Cases Reviewed:

2006-2008 Average - 780

  • Draft statement of charges for all cases involving suspension level or higher.
  • Draft discipline abeyance agreements and/or last chance agreements.
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Standards Responsibilities
  • Research issues and local practices cited in grievances filed.
  • Determine validity to claims and process through the grievance procedure or draft settlement.
  • Schedule and/or serve as the grievance meeting officer.
  • Facilitate Joint Grievance Committee meetings.
standards responsibilities2
Standards Responsibilities

Complete an in-depth and comprehensive analysis of all Highway Patrol Grievances to identify trends or specific areas of concern.

standards responsibilities3
Standards Responsibilities
  • Administrating arbitrations and mediations.
    • Serve as Employer’s Advocate.
    • Process discovery requests.
    • Interview witnesses, prepare documents and/or exhibits, draft and serve subpoenas, present case at hearing, write and submit closing argument/brief.
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Standards Responsibilities
  • Administering Arbitrations/Mediations (continued).
    • Research issue cases including history of relevant language, past practices, and previous arbitration awards.
    • Prepare/submit a brief outlining the Employer’s position and/or justification concerning the alleged contractual violation.
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Standards Responsibilities
  • Administrating EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
    • Draft and administer EAP participation agreements in conjunction with discipline abeyance agreements
    • Act as Employer contact/liasion with EAP Coordinators during the term of agreements
    • Serve as a State Board Member for the Employee Assistance Program
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Standards Responsibilities
  • Personnel administration
    • Review applicant background investigations.
    • Review applications for qualifications and selection.
    • Review prospective changes to Division policies and procedures to ensure contractual compliance.
    • Represent Employer during Unemployment Compensation Hearings and maintain membership on Disability Review Committee.
standards responsibilities7
Standards Responsibilities
  • Personnel administration (continued):
    • Represent Employer during Unemployment Compensation Hearings.
    • Member of Department’s Disability Review Committee.
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Standards Responsibilities
  • Labor Training
    • Instruct courses dealing with Labor Relations and Rules and Regulations to all exempt management personnel.
  • Contract Administration
    • Administer Four Collective Bargaining Agreements.
  • Serve on contract negotiations team.
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Standards Responsibilities

Administer the Drug Free Workplace Random Testing Program for the Division statewide.

Assist with the administration of the Health and Physical Fitness Program.

Represent the Department of Public Safety at the Labor Relation Advisory Committee Meetings.

uniformed officers benefits
Uniformed Officers / Benefits
  • Field Experience/Job Knowledge
    • Familiar with expectations of troopers.
    • Better advocates:
      • Ability to counter inaccurate claims
      • Knowledge of unique Division nuances
      • Understanding culture of a paramilitary environment.
      • Insider perspective of day-to-day operations.
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Uniformed Officers / Benefits
  • Receive Updated Training
    • Attend annual training to stay current with evolving legal and procedural/policy changes.
  • Rank Structure
    • Position of equal or greater rank to commanders ensures implementation of contractual guidance given.
    • Commands respect and proper decorum at contentious grievance meetings.
comparative analysis
Comparative Analysis
  • Illinois, Pennsylvania, Indiana, New York
    • Degree of involvement varies.
    • All have uniformed sworn personnel assigned to specialty units involved with Discipline and/or the Grievance Process.
    • New York is virtually identical with sworn officers processing discipline and advocating cases at arbitration.
employee development unit edu
Employee Development Unit (EDU)

Unit was created July 2008.

Three full-time uniformed employees.

edu responsibilities
EDU Responsibilities
  • Creates, develops and presents training to OSP employees & other agencies within ODPS.
    • Develops and presents courses for the OSP promotional process.
        • Trooper to Sergeant
        • Sergeant to Lieutenant
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EDU Responsibilities

Assesses training needs for all individualized training.

Oversees EIP (Employee Intervention Program)

Assesses training needs for employees that Commanders recommend for training because of deficiencies their employees may be experiencing.

Coordinates Returning Veterans Program.

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EDU Responsibilities
  • Coordinates In-Service for Professional Staff employees.
      • Supervisors and subordinates
  • Employee Relations Program
  • ODPS Cultural Competence Steering Committee.
  • Coordinates Milestone Training
  • Oversees Supervisor Training Officer Program.
edu responsibilities3
EDU Responsibilities
  • Cultural Competence Seminars
  • Cultural Competence Steering Committee
  • Individualized Training
    • 113 training sessions
  • Team Building Sessions
  • Roll Call Training Project
    • Streamlining process and integration with Virtual Roll Call
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EDU Responsibilities
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Building Commitment
  • Qualities of Leadership
  • Leadership through Communication
  • What Matters Most
  • Accepting Responsibility
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Customer Service
  • EEO
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EDU Responsibilities
  • Team Building
  • Advanced Communication
  • Cultural Diversity/Cultural Competence
  • Emotional Survival
  • People Skills
  • Crucial Conversations
  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  • Great Leaders (8th Habit)
  • CPR - 2,776 students trained
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EDU Responsibilities
  • Early Intervention Program
  • Returning Veterans Program
  • New Course Development
    • Great Leaders (8th Habit)
    • Crucial Confrontations (Follow-up to Crucial conversations)
    • New Course for Disciplinary Process
  • Employee Relations Program
  • Milestone Courses / Electives - 635 students trained.
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EDU Responsibilities
  • The Employee Development Unit has provided over 18 training courses on numerous occasions to state entities and non-state agencies.
    • 13 State Agencies
    • 12 Non-state Agencies

Agencies Trained

(2006 – Present)

  • Agencies serviced:
    • See Appendix ‘A’ for specific agency names.
  • Courts/prosecutor’s offices serviced:
    • See Appendix ‘B’ for specific office names.