This program prepares you for an entry-level police officer position with hands-on and classroom training. Once certification is received, a graduate is eligible for positions in local police departments, county sheriff's offices, state facilities, and other locations. Instruction includes administration, legal responsibilities, human relations, firearms, defensive driving patrol techniques, civil disorder, investigation, traffic control and physical conditioning. Some weekend training is involved. This program is OPOTC approved.
As a completer who has passed the certification testing, you will have opportunities as a law enforcement officer with city, county, township, or village law enforcement agencies, or with hospitals, universities, housing authorities, Departments of Liquor Control, forestry, wildlife, parks, natural areas, watercraft or conservancy districts, Departments of Taxation, port authorities, transit authorities, or State Highway Patrols.
Full time students receive professional development instruction to prepare them for interviewing and job serach. Students who complete program curriculum will have a finished resume with a "Career Passport".