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 Commander Rod Glazer at GlazerR@DelawareAreaCC.org  or call 740-201-3237

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. Once the applicant applies, they will receive more detailed information about the admissions process.  To find out more about how to become a peace officer, including the physical fitness requirements, please visit the following site: https://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/How-to-Become-a-Peace-Officer-in-Ohio.  


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:  $5,900.00 which includes books  

Additional costs not covered by tuition include:

  • Duty belt  and attachments ($250 approximate cost) 
  • Firearm ($500 approximate cost) 
  • BCI/FBI background check (no charge--see Major Wiseman)
  • Drug screening 
  • Two polo-type uniform shirts 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.
  • Workkeys testing fee 
Financial Aid
In partnership with Ohio Means Jobs, a low-interest loan is being made available to Ohio Basic Peace Officer Training Academy students:
  • No interest or payments due while you are a student in the program
  • 4% interest will begin accruing 6 months after completing the program
  • The interest rate is lower than on Federal Subsidized Loans.
  • Participants have 6 ½ years to pay off the loan
  • Loans may be made up to $5,700 per person for this course
  • Eligibility for these loans is not based on credit worthiness. The goal of the loan program is to help you strengthen your financial situation through career development.
To apply for this loan, call our Financial Aid Office at 740-201-3287 or email Larry Weber at WeberL@DelawareAreaCC.org.


Next Course:
Starting September 30, 2019
Cost: $5,900

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


Once you have completed your registration, an information packet containing information for the next phase of the application process will be sent to you via email on or about the week of June 22nd

Once accepted into the program, you will also need to schedule your Workkeys testing through THIS LINK.  Please chose one of the following dates/times:  July 22nd at 5:30 p.m. or July 31st at 5:30 p.m.


Payment Plans/Financial Aid:Unless you have a third party payer or are using the loan program, tuition will be divided into four (4) installments of $1475.  More details will be given during orientation.  If you have additional questions, please call  740.201.3222 or email iced@delawareareacc.org.