The attorney general shall adopt, in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code
or pursuant to section 109.74 of the Revised Code, rules governing the training of peace officers on companion animal encounters and
companion animal behavior. The provisions of the rules shall include all of the following:
(A) A specified amount of training that is necessary for satisfactory completion of
basic training programs at approved peace officer training schools, other than the
Ohio peace officer training academy;
(B) The time within which a peace officer is required to receive that training, if
the peace officer is appointed as a peace officer before receiving that training;
(C) A requirement that the training include training in all of the following:
(1) Handling companion animal-related calls or unplanned encounters with companion
animals, with an emphasis on canine-related incidents and the use of nonlethal methods
and tools in handling an encounter with a canine;
(2) Identifying and understanding companion animal behavior;
(3) State laws and municipal ordinances related to companion animals;
(4) Avoiding a companion animal attack;
(5) Using nonlethal methods to defend against a companion animal attack.
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