Police Academy

Get on the fast track to your career in law enforcement by attending the Rhodes State College Basic Police Academy. Two academies are offered each year to allow the option of attending day-time classes over a three month schedule or evening classes over a seven month schedule. Successful completion of the academy curriculum, including the physical training standards and the skill area requirements, allows the student to sit for the State of Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Program certification test.

The Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission currently mandates 582 hours of training. Rhodes State College instructors are state certified and have many years of law enforcement experience in addition to their teaching skills. Curriculum includes the areas of Administration, Legal, Human Relations, Patrol, Civil Disorders, Traffic, Investigation and Homeland Security. Skill areas include Firearms, Driving Skills, Subject Control Techniques and Physical Conditioning.

Summer Academy lasts approximately three months, generally from the second week in June through the third week in September. Most weeks have classes Monday through Friday from 8am until 4:30pm with an hour lunch break. There are three eight hour Saturday classes and one three hour Saturday class.

Fall Academy lasts approximately seven months, generally from the first week in October through the first week in May. Classes are held Monday through Thursday from 6pm until 10pm with twelve eight hour Saturday classes. 

Rhodes State College also provides a pre-test review in addition to job placement assistance to those who become certified. Call to obtain further information or to set up an appointment and take the first step towards an exciting career in Law Enforcement.

Certificate for the Ohio Police Officer’s Basic Training Academy

Course #Course TitleCredit Hrs
LAW-2810 Basic Police Academy I
LAW-2810 contains the content from and/or is a substitute for the following courses:
LAW-2020 Criminal Law 3
LAW-2090 Social Issues in Policing 3
LAW-1540 Constitutional Issues 3
LAW-1990 Independent Study 2
LAW-2820 Basic Police Academy II
LAW-2820 contains the content from and/or is a substitute for the following courses:
LAW-2050 Traffic Control and Accident Investigation 3
LAW-2530 Patrol Administration 3
LAW-2120 Criminal Investigation 4
LAW-1990 Independent Study 1