Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (OLBC) President and State Rep. Alicia Reece (D-Cincinnati) today applauded the governor’s decision to appoint Clayton Harris as a member of Ohio’s Peace Officer Training Commission.

“I applaud Governor Kasich for heeding our call for diversity on the state’s main police training oversight board,” said Reece. “While I have not had a chance yet to work with Chief Clayton Harris directly, I strongly believe it is important to have diversity on the state’s police training oversight board.”

In her position as OLBC President, Reece has been an outspoken proponent of bringing more diversity to the board in the wake of calls for justice reform and better police-community relations in the state. Reece also serves as a founding member on the governor’s Community-Police Relations Task Force.

According to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, the Peace Officer Training Commission can make recommendations to the attorney general on rules governing the training and minimum requirements for law enforcement officials. The commission can also:

-Recommend studies, surveys, and reports designed to evaluate its own effectiveness.

-Visit and inspect any peace officer training school within the state.

-Establish fees for the services the Commission provides.

-Make recommendations to the Attorney General or the General Assembly with respect to the fulfillment of its statutory responsibilities.

-Report progress to the Attorney General throughout the year and to the Governor and the General Assembly annually.


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