- Associated Press - Thursday, July 9, 2015

LONDON, Ohio (AP) - Ohio’s statewide police commission is continuing its review of training requirements for law enforcement officers.

The commission’s work follows calls for more training and oversight in the wake of fatal police shootings and protests in Ohio and nationally.

Those recommendations came from task forces convened by Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) and Attorney General Mike DeWine.

The Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission met Thursday in London, about 30 miles west of Columbus.

Earlier this year the commission voted to require that Ohio officers have high school degrees or their equivalent. The commission also lifted a cap on the amount of initial training required to become an officer.

The state’s new, two-year budget provides $15 million for several additional hours of annual advanced training for police officers.


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