Ohio Basic Peace Officer Training

Course Description
The training program meets all requirements of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Council (OPOTC). The academy staff consists of instructors from area law enforcement agencies, and other state enforcement agencies. This program is mandated by the state of Ohio to allow its graduates to serve as commissioned peace officers in the state. Successful completion of this program will allow the individual to receive the basic police officer certificate upon appointment to a law enforcement agency.

Level of Occupations
Detail for CIP Code 43.0107

Title: Criminal Justice/Police Science.

Definition: A program that prepares individuals to perform the duties of police and public security officers, including patrol and investigative activities, traffic control, crowd control and public relations, witness interviewing, evidence collection and management, basic crime prevention methods, weapon and equipment operation and maintenance, report preparation and other routine law enforcement responsibilities.

Admission Requirements for the Ohio Basic Peace Officer Training Program
Interested individuals should be 21 years of age or older, have a high school diploma or GED and pass an extensive record check.

Upcoming Classes:
Beginning February 22nd, 2017

Monday - Thursday, 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Saturdays, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Some Sundays may also be required.

Location of the Academy:  Delaware Area Career Center, South Campus, 4565 Columbus Pike, Delaware, OH  43015

Cost of Attendance:

Tuition:  $5,200.00 includes books, two polo-type uniform shirts, etc.  Other requirements of enrollment that are not sold by DACC include duty belt ($250 approximate cost), firearm ($500 approximate cost)BCI/FBI background check (no charge--see Commander Wiseman, drug screening ($37), and workout clothes (black shorts, warmup pants, sweat shirt, appropriate shoes, etc.).  Details of these items and recommended vendors will be provided by the Instructor/Commander.  

Future Dates*:
September, 2017

February, 2018

*The cost and number of hours of future programs may change. 

If you have specific questions about the class or curriculum, our Program Coordinator will be happy to speak with you. Email Commander David Wiseman at WisemanD@DelawareAreaCC.org or call 740-201-3236.

Financial Aid:
Please contact the Adult Education office at 740-201-3222 or email us at AdultEducation@DelawareAreaCC.org for information on Financial Aid for this program.

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