Ohio Basic Peace Officer Training Academy

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

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 Academy
Interested individuals should be 21 years of age or older, have a high school diploma or GED, and a valid drivers license. Students will need to pass an entry physical fitness test, a medical physical, and an extensive record check. Students must also complete the WorkKeys tests: Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents. A score of three (3) or higher is required on each test. Appeals to this rule may be sent to the Adult Education Operations Director.


This course is taught at the Delaware Area Career Center South Campus
4565 Columbus Pike
Delaware, OH 43015

Due to construction, the entry of the school is accessible from Glenn Parkway or via Ohio Health Boulevard. The main entrance is in the rear of the building. 
Please see our map for details.


Cost of Attendance:
Tuition:  $5,200.00 includes books, two polo-type uniform shirts, etc.  

Additional costs not covered by tuition include:

  • Duty belt ($250 approximate cost) 
  • Firearm ($500 approximate cost) 
  • BCI/FBI background check (no charge--see Major Wiseman)
  • Drug screening ($37)
  • 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.  


Current Course:
February 20th, 2018 - October 16th, 2018  725 Hours*

Monday - Thursday, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturdays, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Some Sundays may also be required.

Please plan to attend the DACC Adult Education Orientation and a Work Keys exam on one of the below dates. The Adult Educaton Orientation meeting covers policies and procedures relevant to DACC Adult Education Admission and not the Law Enforcement Program.  It is manadatory to attend one of the below sessions.  Contact your Program Coordinator with the date you plan to attend:
February 6th, 2018, 5:30pm | DACC South Campus - 4565 Columbus Pike
Februrary 15th, 2018, 5:30pm | DACC North Campus - 1610 State Route 521

Upcoming Courses:
September, 2018
March, 2019

Cost TBD

For Information about a payment plan for this class please call 740.201.3222 or email AdultEducation@DelawareAreaCC.org.