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February 19, 2016
Rhodes State offers Summer Basic Police Academy

Lima, OH, February 19,2016 – Rhodes State College is offering a Basic Police Academy this summer. After successful completion of the Police Academy, students are qualified to take the required Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) certification test to be a peace officer in Ohio.

The class sessions are scheduled from April 30 - August 25, 2016. The application deadline is March 26. Academy orientations will take place on March 29 and 30.

All students participating in the Police Academy must:

  1. Be at least 21 years of age at completion of academy.
  2. Pass an Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation (BCI & I) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) records check.
  3. Pass a physical examination by student’s physician.

The training course consists of 653 instructional hours (22 college credit hours may be applied toward the two-year, associate degree in Law Enforcement at Rhodes State). Financial aid is available for qualified students.

Classes are to be held Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Interested individuals should call Robert O’Connor at 419-995-8195 or Richard Kohli at 419-995-8386.

For more information contact:
Anne Coburn-Griffis
Assistant Director, Marketing & College Relations

About Rhodes State College
Rhodes State College is a public, state-assisted institution of higher learning which is chartered to provide degree-granting career education programs and prepares students for transfer completion of baccalaureate degrees at selected colleges and universities.The college provides non-credit workforce development, consulting for businessand industry and prepares students for entry into careers. With over 4,300 students, the college’s core institutional values of integrity, caring, responsibility, respect, and quality guide its policies and practices.

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