Basic Police Academy
Peace Officer Basic Training Academy (POBT) and Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission Certified (OPOTC)
The Police Academy, also known as The Peace Officer Basic Training (POBT) Academy, is a rigorous program that is designed for individuals who have made the career decision to be police officers in the State of Ohio. In addition to the State mandated POBT curriculum, students participate in specialized training to enhance their background and provide greater career opportunities. Students who successfully complete the Peace Officer Basic Training Academy will have earned 24 credit hours.
Tri-C POBT Academies begin each Spring and Fall. The deadline for application submission is typically one month prior to the start of the Academy. We are now holding an additional full-time, day Academy at the NEW Public Safety Training Center on the Western Campus in Parma. The part-time, evening / Saturday Academy will still be held at the ATTC Building on the Metro Campus.
Students seeking enrollment in Cuyahoga Community College’s POBT must meet all entry requirements according to the due dates specified in the Application Packet.
- Passing the Entry Physical Fitness Assessment Exam
- Must apply for and be accepted as a student at Cuyahoga Community College
- Successfully passing a National WebCheck for Law Enforcement (BCI&I/FBI)
- Receiving a physical from their physician
- Must be a high school graduate or have successfully completed the G.E.D. program when the Academy starts
- Must have a valid Ohio driver’s license and currently have full driving privileges in the State of Ohio
- Must not have a criminal background
- Should be at least 20 years old at the time of acceptance to The Academy
Students who are accepted for enrollment in Cuyahoga Community College’s POBT:
- Are registered as credit students seeking an Associate of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Basic Police Academy
- May apply for and use financial aid, if qualified
- Must meet requirements for using Veteran’s Administration and Ohio National Guard Scholarship Assistance Program funds.
- Must provide their own handgun for firearms training