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Peace Officer Basic Training

Peace Officer Basic Training

Police Officer being sworn in
The next academy begins Dec. 6, 2021
The Peace Officer Basic Training 845-hour program provides the training for an individual to to take the OPOTA certification test to become a Commissioned Peace Officer and meets the requirements of the Ohio Revised Code Section 109.77 for Peace Officer Certification.
Academy schedule:  December 6th     2021   – June 7th        2022

Classes meet Monday - Friday 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Tuition: $5796    Student Fee: $598 (included)
Financial Aid available to those who qualify go to Financial Aid page

Additional Training Opportunities

For more information, contact Tracey Cassel at [email protected]..

Correction Academy : October 12, 2021 - November 5,   2021 (Free Mental Health training on October 8th)
                                    April 12, 2022 – May 6, 2022,
                                  Corrections Academy Application Oct 2021.pdf
                                   April 2022 Corrections Application.pdf

Field Training Officer (FTO) training:  Feb 7 – 11, 2022      
    FTO Application February 2022.pdf

First Line Supervision (FLS) training :  March 14-18, 2022    
    FLS Application March 2022.pdf

First Line Supervision and Corrections Academy are non-vocational and are not included within the institutional scope  of ACCSC's accreditation.  Corrections Academy classes are approved by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission. 


Course Curriculum

  • Administration
  • Legal 
  • Human Relations
  • Firearms
  • Driving
  • Subject Control Techniques
  • First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Patrol
  • Civil Disorders
  • Traffic
  • Investigation
  • Physical Conditioning
  • Homeland Security
  • Use of Taser/ASP/O.C.
  • Single Officer Response to an Active Shooter 

Possible Certifications Upon Completion and Passage of Test

  • Ohio Peace Officer Training Certification
  • ASP Baton
  • Oleo-resin Capsicum (O.C. Spray)
  • Taser Electronic Control Device
  • Certified Defensive Driving
  • S.T.O.P.S
  • Firearms (May qualify for CCW)
  • Alcohol Detection
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST)
  • WMD First Responder (Incl: 100 & 700a NIMS)
  • Active Shooter

Possible Entry-Level/ Occupations

  • City Police Departments
  • County Sheriff's Office
  • Hospital Police
  • University Campus Police
  • Corporate Security

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Mike Hild
937-372-6941 ext. 1553
Tracey Cassel
Criminal Justice Academy Secretary
937-372-6941 ext. 1551

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