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
- Human Relations
- Subject Control Techniques
- First Aid/CPR/AED
- Civil Disorders
- Physical Conditioning
- Homeland Security
Check out the full curriculum here.
- 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
751 Hours* (7 1/2 months)
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
- Uniform Pants
- Uniform Boots
- Athletic Shoes
Please see the 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.
*Hours and tuition cost are subject to change after June 30, 2020.
- Age 21 or Older
- High School Diploma or GED
- Valid Ohio Driver's License
- Background Check (BCI/FBI)
- Medical Exam
- Physical Fitness Assessment - Click here to view the physical fitness standards.
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.
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 - skills 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.