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Program Overview
The Basic Police Officer Training program is a full-time certificate course. This program is designed to help students develop the technical competencies, attitudes, and values critical to successful employment in the law enforcement/criminal justice field. Once certification is received, you may qualify for officer positions in local/municipal police departments, county sheriff departments, state facilities, and hospitals. 
What You'll Learn 
  • Administration
  • Legal - Ohio Revised Code
  • Human Relations
  • Firearm Training
  • Defensive Driving
  • Subject Control Techniques
  • First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Patrol Techniques
  • Civil Disorders
  • Traffic
  • Investigation
  • Physical Conditioning
  • Homeland Security
Check out the full curriculum here.  
Students have the opportunity to earn the following industry-recognized credentials:
  • Ohio Peace Officer - OPOTC (once appointed by a peace officer agency)
  • Standardized Field Sobriety - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Speed Measuring Device - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • National Incident Management Systems
  • National Career Readiness - ACT

Monday - Friday    
(some weekends required)    
Day Academy: 8:00am - 1:30pm    
Evening Academy: 5:00pm - 10:30pm    
746 Hours   
Start Date 
Program Costs    
Tuition/Fees: $6,275
Drug screening: $30   
Students in this program are required to wear uniforms. Many of the uniform items are issued to students and included in the tuition. Additional costs not included in tuition include, but are not limited to:  
  • Medical Exam  
  • Firearm  
  • Equipment  
  • Uniform Pants  
  • Uniform Boots  
  • Athletic Shoes    

Please see the book and equipment information guide for more details. Students should refrain from purchasing firearms, uniforms, and equipment until they have completed the registration process and attended new student orientation as the list is subject to change.

Admission's Requirements

Students are also required to complete and pass a final physical fitness assessment at the end of the program to be eligible to take the written state certification exam.

WorkKeys® Assessment
The WorkKeys® Assessment is administered as part of the registration process. Students will complete the following sections:
Applied Math - critical thinking, mathematical reasoning, and problem solving techniques.
Graphic Literacy - kills needed to locate and use information from charts, diagrams, etc.
Workplace Documents - ability to understand written text to complete a task.
Each assessment is scored individually on a possible range of <3 - 7.


Recommended Score

Applied Math

 Graphic Literacy


 Workplace Documents


Students are scheduled an appointment to complete the WorkKeys® Assessment upon submission of the Adult Learner Registration Form and $75 non-refundable registration fee. Learn more about how the ACT® WorkKeys® Assessment can work for you.
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(614) 836-4541 ext. 1537 
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