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The WCSCC Law Enforcement Training Academy meets or exceeds the minimum requirements in all areas of training established by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Council (OPOTC) to become certified as a peace officer in the state of Ohio.
  • Understand the role of the law enforcement professional & have a general knowledge of the law
  • Develop human relations skills critical to the role of a law enforcement professional & use a firearm with safety & accuracy
  • Control subjects without harm & administer basic first aid
  • Patrol & control crowds within the realms of law enforcement


  • OPOTA  Basic Law Enforcement Test; Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy
  • ACT National Career Readiness Credential

Entrance Requirements:

  • Successfully pass the WorkKeys and Wonderlic assessment exams
  • 21 years or older by one month prior to completion of the program
  • High school diploma or certificate of high school equivalency
  • Possess a valid Ohio driver’s license
  • No conviction of a felony offense or serious misdemeanor
  • No conviction of any domestic violence
  • No more than one (1) conviction of Operating a Vehicle under the Influence within the last 5 years
  • Approved criminal background investigation (BCI/FBI)
  • Pass the OPOTC Physical Fitness Assessment Test
  • Pass drug screen test
  • Pass a medical physical exam
Career Opportunities: 
  • Ohio Peace Officer

Successful completion of Adult Law Enforcement Program earns 20 credits towards Associate of Technical Studies at The University of Akron.


Additional Information: 

How to enroll in the Law Enforcement Training Academy program: Register for an info session where you'll receive your application, financial aid information, course schedule, and more. Reserve your spot by calling 330-669-7070 or online here.

  • Next start date: Fall 2024
  • Graduates will be eligible for CT2 college credit
  • This 755-hour program is about 8 months long and meets Monday - Friday 6 - 10 pm and every other Saturday 8 am - 5 pm
  • Tuition: $6,100 + $1,230 Books and Supplies (all costs subject to change)
  • Financial Aid available for those who qualify. Visit our Financial Aid page for more information.
  • For questions and additional information, contact Public Safety Coordinator Greg Chandler or call 330-669-7070.
  • Law Enforcement Training Academy Student Handbook

Cost of Attendance

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