INDIVIDUALS WITH A FELONY AND/OR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CONVICTION ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENTER THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PEACE OFFICER OPTION PROGRAM.
This program is designed for students seeking careers in entry level positions in law enforcement agencies in the State of Ohio. These agencies include city police departments, village or township police departments, or count Sheriff departments. While it is not required, it is an added benefit for those seeking careers in probation or parole.
The Ohio Revised Code enables North Central State College to incorporate The Ohio Peace Officer's Training Academy into the Criminal Justice Associate Degree program. The Academy requirements are included in 8 of the required courses for the associate degree in Criminal Justice. Upon completion of the Academy requirements, the student will be eligible to take the State certification examination to become a peace officer in the state of Ohio.
Day and Night Academies are offered. Both Academies begin each Fall Semester and end Spring Semester each academic year. Students must complete the Academy application in order to be considered for this program. Applications are available in the Education, Professional and Public Services Division office, Room 150B Fallerius, and the Human Resources office, Room 156 Fallerius. Applications for both academies are available the first Monday in April. The deadline for returning applications is the first Monday in July. The Law Enforcement Application is in addition to the application to the College. The Academy must be completed on a full-time basis. In addition, students will be required to pass a physical examination, a state certification exam, and be capable of being hired by a law enforcement agency.
Program Learning Outcomes
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Day Academy Commander
Evening Academy Commander