OPOTC Peace Officer

  • Peace Officer Program

    Program Description

    The Basic Peace Office Training course meets all the required standards for basic law enforcement training in Ohio. The student is provided with quality instruction in all subject matters prescribed by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission.

    Upon completion of the course the student is eligible to take the State certification test. Availability of programs and courses are dependent on enrollment and the approval of administration.

    Credential Potential

    Successful completers will be eligible to sit for the OPOTC Certification Examination.

    Student Gainful Employment Data

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    Pre-Entrance Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA)
    Students are required to meet the 15th percentile of the Cooper Institute Standard for age and sex norms, as determined by a pre-entrance physical fitness assessment. The pre-entrance PSA must be completed before the school’s opening audit, but no earlier than 90 days before the academy start date. In the event of a late enrollee after the opening audit, the pre-entrance PFA must be successfully passed by the third day of the academy.

    The Commander and a physical fitness instructor will administer this assessment, and it shall be conducted in the same order and manner as it is during the final PFA, except that a Field Compliance Officer is not required to be present. A prospective student may attempt the pre-entrance PFA as many times as the commander deems appropriate. The ultimate passing score must be documented on the SF195bas.

    Availability of programs and courses are dependent on enrollment and the approval of administration.

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    Program Length

    705

    Clock Hours

    9 Months
    Generally Mon – Thurs 5pm – 9pm
    2 Saturdays (8am – 4:30pm) a Month.  Class starts in August, ends in April

    Strict attendance is required

    Tuition & Fees

    $5650 + Additional Expenses

    Additional Expenses Include:

    • Tool List – approximately $700
    • Application Fee $50
    • Weapon

    Financial aid is available to qualifying students. Click here for more info.

    Admission

    Admission process starts in March and continues through July. Deadline for enrollment is August. WorkKeys testing is required but results will not prohibit enrollment. Evidence of high school diploma or GED is required. You must be over the age of eighteen years old. Interview with instructor and member(s) of the adult supervision staff is required. Applicants must pass a physical exam and drug screen (16 panel). A BCI and FBI criminal background check is required. Cannot have a felony conviction or offenses that create state or federal weapons disability. See Pre-Entrance Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA). WorkKeys testing is required but results will not prohibit enrollment. A hand gun will be required for the program (consult with the Commander). Must have a valid driver’s license with operational privileges. Click here for more info.

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