Basic Police Academy 

Serve Your Community at COTC’s Basic Police Academy

Central Ohio Technical College’s Institute for Public Safety offers Basic Police Officer Training designed to prepare students to meet the requirements of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Council. Successful graduates of this program will be recommended to take the state certification examination.

Benefits of the Program:

Two optional schedule tracks to help you reach your goal of completion

Graduates of the Basic Police Academy will earn 22 college credits which can be applied toward an Associate of Applied Science degree in Law Enforcement Technology.

Successful cadets of this program will be eligible to gain employment as police officers, deputy sheriffs, armed security officers, court officers, and many other positions.

Working in the area of law enforcement can be difficult and challenging; however, it presents a rewarding and diverse career selection. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the median annual wage of police and detectives was $55,010. Central Ohio Technical College’s Basic Police Academy helps you take the next step for your future.


The Newark Campus

1179 University Drive
Newark, OH 43055

The Coshocton Campus

200 North Whitewoman Street
Coshocton, OH 43812

The Knox Campus

236 S. Main St
Mount Vernon Ohio 43050

The Pataskala Campus

8660 East Broad Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

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