Basic Peace Officer Academy - OPOTC Certificate

James "Jim" Seaman, MS, Chair
Phone: (419) 995-8386
Email: seaman.j@RhodesState.edu
Office: 145H Tech Lab

Law Enforcement Major

The basic training academy is designed to meet the requirements for basic Peace Officer certification. Cadets are trained in all academic and skill areas of basic law enforcement. This is an open enrollment program. An information packet containing requirements and application information will be sent on request to any interested person. 

LAW 2910 Basic Police Academy I and LAW 2920 Basic Police Academy II: Basic Police Officer Training-Part-time: September through May, Monday through Thursday, 6:00 - 10:00 pm and some Saturdays, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm 

LAW 2900 Basic Police Academy-Full-time:  May through August, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm and some Saturdays, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.

NOTE: The certificate will be awarded only when academic courses are taken in conjunction with the Basic Training Academy LAW 2910 Basic Police Academy I and LAW 2920 Basic Police Academy II and only with the permission of the Chair.

Technical Standards

See here for details.
 

 

Certificate for the Ohio Police Officer’s Basic Training Academy 

LAW 2910Basic Police Academy I (contains the content from and/or is a substitute for the following courses)15
LAW 2020Criminal Law3
LAW 2090Social Issues in Policing3
LAW 1660Ethics in Criminal Justice3
LAW 1130Introduction to Criminal Justice3
LAW 1880Report Writing for Criminal Justice3
LAW 2920Basic Police Academy II (contains the content from and/or is a substitute for the following courses)15
LAW 2120Criminal Investigation4
LAW 2250Terrorism, Intelligence and Homeland Security3
LAW 2060Policing in the 21st Century3
LAW 2620White Collar Crime2
LAW 1990Independent Study in LAW3
Total Hours60

Students will register for LAW 2910 Basic Police Academy I in First Semester. Students will register for LAW 2920 Basic Police Academy II in the Second Semester. LAW 2910 Basic Police Academy I and LAW 2920 Basic Police Academy II are equivalent to LAW 2900 Basic Police Academy.

If planning to pursue a baccalaureate degree, choose from one of the TAG approved Math courses. See MTH courses in the Course Description section of this catalog.

See www.RhodesState.edu/GainfulEmployment for additional information on certificates.