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The high-profile shootings of unarmed black men and children has shined a light on the need for better police training. That’s why Ohio’s attorney general is rolling out a new simulation that can hone an officer’s decision-making skills.

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Crowds gathered Saturday for a rally outside the Walmart store in Beavercreek, Ohio. The gathering commemorated the third anniversary of the deadly police shooting of John Crawford III inside the store.

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Some police academy leaders are concerned that proposed statewide pre-certification standards could hurt enrollments.

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Dec 14, 2015
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The latest poll by The New York Times and CBS reaffirms Trump’s lead with 35%, but 40% expressed fear if he were to be elected. Ohio recently decided to move forward with tougher state requirements for police training, including drug screenings and physical and psychological exams. Abortion rights advocates want to create a buffer zone around abortion clinics to protect clients from intimidation and violence. 

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine wants to beef up standards that prospective police officers must meet before they undertake their initial training.

Police Training Bill Goes Before Lawmakers

Jun 2, 2015
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Ohio would boost the amount of training to become a police officer and require all candidates for law enforcement jobs to have a high school diploma under legislation getting its latest hearing at the Statehouse.

Ohio Police Commission Discusses Law Enforcement Training

May 14, 2015
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Ohio's police training commission is having its first meeting since recommendations came down to boost basic training requirements and create standards for officers' use of deadly force.

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Recommendations from a panel studying how to update police training in Ohio are set to be announced Thursday. They're expected to target some Ohio police academies.

Some Against Closing Small Ohio Police Training Programs

Apr 13, 2015
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Officials from several Ohio police departments and police training academies are protesting the possibility of closing some of the state's smaller training programs.  

DeWine's Advisory Group Studies Police Training

Mar 5, 2015
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A group formed by state Attorney General Mike DeWine is continuing its study of possible changes to the way Ohio trains police officers.

DeWine created the group last year after several fatal police shootings and protests of those shootings in Ohio and nationally. The 16-member task force planned another meeting Thursday in Columbus.