You Will Learn
- Human relations
- Traffic enforcement
- Civil disorders
- Defensive tactics
- First aid
- Homeland security
- Physical conditioning
- ASP Baton Certification
- O.C. (Mace) Certification
- OPOTA Certification
- Radar and Ladar Certification
- SFST (Standard Field Sobriety Testing)
- Taser Certification
Program Goals: To prepare students for certification exams upon completion of the program.
747 hours (10 months)
M-F (some Saturdays) 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Total Cost: $6,831.00
- Complete Application
- Provide High School Diploma or GED
- Make Financial Aid Arrangements
- WorkKeys scores:
- Applied Math 4
- Graphic Literacy 4
- Workplace Doc 4
Physical Fitness Test
- Preliminary Physical Fitness Test will be given before the start of the police academy.
You MUST achieve the minimum standard for your gender and age.
Requirements are listed in the SOPA Application Packet.
ALL CLASSES require MANDATORY attendance and MUST BE ABLE TO PASS THE PHYSICAL CONDITIONING EXAM IN ORDER TO TAKE THE STATE EXAM.
Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) certification can be obtained after successful course completion and passing of the state examination.
The Southern Ohio Police Academy program is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.