From traffic accident investigation to firearms training, the Medina County Career Center’s Law Enforcement Academy is a 780-hour program that prepares students to sit for the Ohio Peace Officer Exam (OPOTA) and to apply for positions as deputy sheriffs, police officers as well as public and private security officers.
Law Enforcement training includes unarmed self-defense, driving, legal aspects, patrol, investigation techniques, and more.
Students will sit for the following certifications:
- Ohio Peace Officer (OPOTA)
- SFST (Standardized Field Sobriety Testing)
The Law Enforcement program begins, January 10, 2022. Space is limited – please do not delay registration.
Candidates must be 21 years old by course completion, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, pass pre-admissions assessments, clear a background check, provide verification of a recent physical fitness assessment*, pass a drug test and provide a certified copy of his/her driving records. Graduates earn 16 semester/24 quarter hours of (CT)2 college credit. College credit is also available through Franklin University and Lorain County Community College.
*We are holding PT Bootcamps Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6p-8p at the Medina County Career Center. The physical fitness tests are held on October 27 and November 17. To qualify to test, students must pay the $125 registration fee in person in the Adult Education office or over the phone at 330-725-8461 ext 155.