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Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Academy (BAS.S.STC)

  • Division: Business and Public Services
  • Department: Criminal Justice Science

This program of study will provide you with the complete Ohio Peace Officer basic officer training required by the State of Ohio for new Ohio law enforcement officers. Taught by state-certified commanders and instructors, the basic academy adheres to the required content, instructional and training standards necessary for individuals to become certified peace officers in the State of Ohio. The basic academy consists of over 600 hours of instruction delivered in 18 weeks of training. The curriculum is intensive and participants must devote significant time and effort to complete the program. Academic, physical fitness, firearms and other demanding skill sets are included in the program. At the conclusion of the training, students are required to take a 200-question written final exam administered by the Attorney General's Office to receive a certificate of completion. Graduates of this program typically seek employment as police officers, sheriff's deputies, park rangers or other positions in Ohio which require a law enforcement commission. The Sinclair Academy has placed hundreds of graduates in more than 300 law enforcement agencies in Ohio. Entrance into Sinclair's Criminal Justice Training Academy is a competitive process and not all applicants are accepted. The academy is offered in both the Fall and Spring semesters.