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Successful completion of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission's (OPOTC) certified Peace Officer Basic Academy (POBA) program is a requirement for employment as a law enforcement professional in Ohio. The academy provides the 740 hours of training mandated by the state. Most equipment and uniform needs are provided by the college. Each cadet must provide a rain jacket, running pants, and eye/ear protection. Attendance and participation throughout the Academy are demanding and mandatory.

OPOTC’s Peace Officer Basic Academy (POBA) training is recognized by West Virginia for certification purposes subject to provisions set forth by the WV Division of Justice and Community Services. Similar reciprocity may or may not exist with other states.

Upcoming POBA PT Exam Dates:

July 13, 9 -11 AM

July 21, 5 - 7 PM

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To learn more:


Commander Scott Trussell
740.885.5645 ext. 1540

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