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:

1.  21 years of age or older

2.  Have a high school diploma or GED

3.  Have a valid drivers license.

4.  Students will need to pass an entry physical fitness test (Cooper Institute physical fitness test), a medical exam, drug screening, and an extensive record check.

5.  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
4565 Columbus Pike
Delaware, OH 43015

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.
  • Registration/Workkeys testing fee 
Financial Aid
Please be aware that we do not accept federal funding, except for VA funds.  For information regarding financial aid, please call our Financial Aid Office at 740-201-3287 or email Larry Weber at WeberL@DelawareAreaCC.org.


Next Course:
Starting March 8, 2021
Cost: $5,900

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


Please visit our Student Portal to register for our next class.   You will need to create an account to register for a program, if you have not already done so.  Once registered, you will receive a packet of information from Commander Glazer via email mid-October. 

If you are a current student, you will use the same link to connect to your account.  Please use the same email that you used to register for the class originally!  Once your account is set up, you will be able to view your student file, attendance, grades and financial information. 

If you have any problems, please notify Dee Ice at IceD@DelawareAreaCC.org.


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.