(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today (10/11/17) unveiled a new law enforcement training program aimed at bringing customized, low-cost scenario-based training to law enforcement agencies across the state.
Attorney General DeWine announced the launch of the new Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy Scenario Training Equipment Program (STEP) during this year’s Ohio Law Enforcement Conference in Columbus.
Each STEP Kit includes:
“The cost to purchase all of this equipment can be a burden, especially for smaller departments,” said Attorney General DeWine. “By taking away that equipment cost, local departments can provide this important training and customize the instruction to teach and enforce their own policies and procedures.”
OPOTA will also deliver the equipment to the local agency and pick it up once training is complete.
A wide range of situations can be addressed in scenario-based training, such as how to safely de-escalate a situation through verbal skills or non-lethal force, and tactics for responding to a hostage situation, active shooter, ambush, or mass casualty incident.
Law enforcement agencies interested in learning more about STEP should email firstname.lastname@example.org.