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.
Skills: 
  • 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 enforecment professional & use a firearm with safety & accuracy
  • Control subjects without harm & administer basic first aid
  • Patrol & control crowds within the realms of law enforcement

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

Click here for detailed information on Gainful Employment

Additional Information: 
  • Graduates will be eligible for CT2college credit
  • This 730-hour program is about 8 months long and meets M-F 6-10pm and every other Saturday 8am-5pm
  • For questions and additional information, contact Public Safety Coordinator Greg Chandler or call 330-669-7070.
  • Tuition: $5,782 + $780 Books and Supplies (all costs subject to change)
  • Next Start Date: August 2019 (Enroll early to ensure placement! Students must enroll before orientation)
  • How to enroll in the Law Enforcement Training Academy program: first 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.
  • Financial Aid available for those who qualify. Visit our Financial Aid page for more information.
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