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Peace Officer Basic Training

Peace Officer Basic Training

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The Peace Officer Basic Training 845-hour program provides the training for an individual 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 dates for 2024 TBA
Classes meet Monday - Friday: 8 A.M. - approximately 3:30 P.M.
Financial Aid available to those who qualify go to Financial Aid page

Corrections Academy

March 12, 2024 - April 5, 2024

PT Testing

We will have the Basic Training Physical Fitness Assessment on the following days and times for those wanting to take the physical fitness test.

The PT testing dates and times for 2024 TBA

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


Bryan Cook
937-372-6941 ext. 1553
Tracey Cassel
Criminal Justice Academy Secretary
937-372-6941 ext. 1551

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