Basic Police Officer Academy

605 Hours
Offered at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, Georgetown, Ohio

Warren County Career Center’s Basic Police Officer Academy, offered at the Southern Hills Career and Technical Center in Georgetown Ohio, is certified by the Ohio Police Officers Training Academy (OPOTA ). Students who complete the program will be prepared to take the required OPOTA Basic Police Officer certification exam. Required training topics include, but are not limited to: Interview & Interrogation Techniques; Physical Conditioning; Laws of Arrest, First Aid; Crime Prevention; Defensive and Pursuit Driving; Understanding Cultural Differences; Evidence Collection Techniques; Communication Radio Procedures; Report Writing; Crime Scene Searches; Traffic Crash Investigation; Search and Seizure; Crisis Intervention; Firearms; and Ohio Drug Laws.

Admission Requirements:
• Minimum age of 20 (must be 21 by completion of the course)
• High School Diploma or GED
• No felony/violent crime convictions
• Possess a valid Ohio driver’s license
• Complete the WorkKeys Assessment

• Eligible to take the Ohio Peace Officers Certification Exam

College Credit Available:
Basic Police Academy program graduates will be awarded 15 credits upon enrollment in the Southern State Community College Law Enforcement or Corrections programs. Contact the Program Coordinator for details.

Program Costs:
• Tuition: $3,500
• Resource Fee: $225 (Includes: Uniforms, Criminal Law Handbook, Notebooks, Hand-Outs, etc.)
• $60 Non-refundable Application Fee

Program Start Dates:
• August 3, 2015
Classes meet Monday thru Thursday, 6:00-10:00 p.m., plus some Saturdays & Sundays

For more information about the Basic Police Officer Academy course & classes, contact the Public Safety Services Program Coordinator at 513-932-8145, Ext. 5225 or
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Basic Police Officer Academy


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