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COTC Peace Officer Basic Training Information Sessions Upcoming

NEWARK, Ohio, February 4, 2020 — Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) will hold information sessions for anyone interested in becoming a peace officer in Ohio. The next peace officer basic training (POBT) academy begins May 11 and runs until October 9 at COTC's Newark campus. Classes are typically held Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Attending a session is mandatory for anyone interested in applying to the program. Information sessions will be held in Hopewell Hall room 53 on the following dates:

  • Monday, March 2, at 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, March 5, at 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 18, at 2 p.m.

COTC's POBT exceeds the requirements of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission and positions students to excel on the state certification exam. COTC is the second-highest scoring open enrollment academy in the state. Graduates also earn credits toward an associate degree in law enforcement technology. Learn more and register for an information session at go.cotc.edu/POBT. Contact Amanda Dunlap at dunlap.217@cotc.edu or 740-366-9222 for more information. 

COTC is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs. COTC is the only technical college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.