In partnership with Delaware County Sheriff's Office

Ohio Basic Peace Officer Training Academy

Course Description

The training program meets all requirements of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC). The academy staff consists of instructors from local and state law 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.

Cost of Attendance

Tuition (2022-2023 school year):  $5,900.00 which includes books .

Tuition (2023-2024 school year): TBA

Funding opportunities may be available. Please check our Financial Aid page for more information. 

Additional costs not covered by tuition include:

  • Duty belt  and attachments ($250 approximate cost) 

  • Firearm ($500 approximate cost) 

  • BCI/FBI background check (no charge-Contact Director Williams)

  • Drug screening (cost varies)

  • 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. (cost varies)

  • Registration fee ($25)

  • WorkKeys testing fee ($75/secures your seat in the program)

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. 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:

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.

Upcoming Classes

2024 Registration Coming Soon!

Contact to be notified when registration opens.

If you have specific questions about the class or curriculum, the Commander will be happy to speak with you.

Chad Williams

Director of Adult Education

Registration and Financial Questions

Utilize this webform to submit general questions about registration, payments, or financial aid.

Registration Information

All public safety courses are listed in our registration portal here.  You will need to create an account and verify your email to register for a program. 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. 

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

Job Search Assistance

For career opportunities, visit:
National Testing Network (Public Safety)
Ohio Means Jobs
DACC Community Job Board

CPL Data 2021-2022