Police Academy Requirements in Ohio & Study Guides

Police academy requirements as well as study guides to pass the curriculum exams

If you want to become a police officer in the state of Ohio, you must successfully pass the police training academy. If you are thinking about sponsoring yourself to the police academy, here are some qualifications and requirements needed before you can enroll.

It would also be a good idea to buy a police academy study guide weeks in advance before your academy class begins. If by any chance you are already at the academy but struggling to retain the vast amount of information thrown your way, I’d recommend downloading a police academy review guide as well.

Here are some of the requirements you must meet in order to successfully enroll into the Ohio police training academy:

  • You must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Applicants must be at least 20 years old when applying, and at least 21 years old at the time of appointment.
  • Must be in possession of a valid Ohio driver’s license
  • A citizen of the United States.
They also look for police recruits who are…
  • Honest
  • Safe drivers
  • Good credit history
  • Good moral character, and reputation
  • have a satisfactory employment history
  • Demonstrated good judgment.  A background investigation will be conducted of all candidates prior to appointment, including a polygraph examination covering honesty/falsification, family history, employment, military history, traffic, gambling, criminal activity, substance abuse, and credit history.

If you want further information on the self sponsorship program, course curriculum, tuition cost, and/or more information on a particular academy simply call them directly. Below I’ve listed contact info for all the state approved academies in Ohio for your convenience.

AKRON POLICE DEPT ACADEMY
217 South High St
Akron, Ohio 44308
Phone: 216-375-2276
Fax: 216-375-2089

ASHTABULA COUNTY POLICE ACADEMY
25 W Jefferson St
Jefferson, Ohio 44047
Phone: 216-576-0055 X357
Fax: 216-576-5915

BROWN COUNTY PEACE OFFICER ACADEMY
Po Box 179 Southern Hill Jvs
Georgetown, Ohio 45121
Phone: 513-378-6131
Fax: 513-378-4577

BUCKEYE HILLS POLICE SCHOOL
PO Box 157
Rio Grande, Ohio 45674
Phone: 614-245-5334
Fax: 614-245-9465

BUTLER COUNTY PEACE OFFICER ACADEMY
3603 Hamilton-middleton Rd
Hamilton, Ohio 45011
Phone: 513-868-6300
Fax: 513-868-1701

CHOFFIN POLICE ACADEMY
700 W Pete Rose Way
Cincinnati, Ohio 45203
Phone: 513-352-3562
Fax: 513-352-3596

CLARK STATE BASIC POLICE ACADEMY
40 Severance Circle
Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118
Phone: 216-691-9751

CLEVELAND METRO PARKS RANGER TRAINING ACADEMY
9301 Pearl Rd
Strongsville, Ohio 44136
Phone: 216-243-0442

CLEVELAND POLICE ACADEMY
1300 Ontario St
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Phone: 216-623-5040
Fax: 216-623-5046

COLUMBUS POLICE ACADEMY
2609 Mckinley Ave
Columbus , Ohio 43204
Phone: 614-645-4800
Fax: 614-645-4516

COSHOCTON COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING ACADEMY
PO Box 787
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 614-622-3911
Fax: 614-623-6504

CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRAINING & EDUCATION CENTER
301 Collingwood Blvd
Toledo, Ohio 43602
Phone: 419-244-5819
Fax: 419-244-5244

CUYAHOGA COUNTY SHERIFFS ACADEMY
1215 W 3rd St
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Phone: 216-443-6155
Fax: 216-443-5562

DAYTON POLICE ACADEMY
3237 Guthrie Rd
Dayton, Ohio 45418
Phone: 513-449-1266
Fax: 513-268-1018

EAST CLEVELAND BASIC POLICE ACADEMY
14340 Euclid Ave
East Cleveland, Ohio 44112
Phone: 216-681-2377
Fax: 216-681-2384

EASTERN OHIO LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY
67162 Airport Road
Saint Clairsville, Ohio 43950
Phone: 760-699-0230  /  800-350-1242
Fax: 740-699-0235

GALLIA COUNTY POLICE ACADEMY
18 Locust St
Gallopolis, Ohio 45631
Phone: 614-446-4564

GREAT OAKS POLICE ACADEMY
3254 E Kemper Rd
Sharonville, Ohio 45241
Phone: 513-771-8925
Fax: 513-771-4932

GREENE COUNTY CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRAINING ACADEMY
2960 W. ENON RD.
XENIA, OHIO 45385-0945
Phone: 937-426-6636 EXT. 139

GREENFIELD PEACE OFFICERS ACADEMY
300 Jefferson St
Greenfield, Ohio 45123
Phone: 513-981-4466
Fax: 513-981-7242

HIRAM BASIC POLICE ACADEMY
11617 Garfield Rd
Hiram, Ohio 44234
Phone: 216-569-3235
Fax: 216-569-0128

LAWRENCE CO BASIC POLICE TRAINING ACADEMY
115 S 5th St
Ironton, Ohio 45638
Phone: 614-532-3525
Fax: 614-532-7525

LOGAN COUNTY SHERIFF ACADEMY
104 S Madriver St
Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311
Phone: 513-599-3333
Fax: 513-592-4327

MEDINA CO LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING ACADEMY
1101 W Libery St
Medina, Ohio 44256
Phone: 216-725-1191
Fax: 216-725-3842

MIAMI TWP POLICE ACADEMY
2660 Lyons Road
Miamisburg, Ohio 45342
Phone: 513-433-2301
Fax: 513-433-5457

MIAMI VALLEY REG LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY
6800 Hoke Road
Clayton, Ohio 45315
Phone: 513-837-7781 X1
Fax: 513-837-5619

NEW BOSTON POLICE ACADEMY
3978 Rhodes Ave
New Boston, Ohio 45662
Phone: 614-456-4109
Fax: 614-456-6269

NORTHEAST TRAINING ACADEMY INC.
647 East Main Street
PO Box 618
Smithville,Ohio 44677
Phone (330) 669-9123

OHIO CHIEFS OF POLICE ASSOCIATION
6277 Riverside Dr
Dublin, Ohio 43017
Phone: 614-761-0330
Fax: 614-761-9509

OHIO PEACE OFFICERS TRAINING COUNCIL
1650 State Rt 56
London, Ohio 43140
Phone: 800-346-7682
Fax: 614-728-5150

OHIO STATE HIGHWAY PATROL ACADEMY
740 E 17th Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43211-2474
Phone: 614-466-4896
Fax: 614-294-8058

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS POLICE DEPTARTMENT
2043 Milikin Rd
Columbus, Ohio 43210-1270
Phone: 614-292-3294
Fax: 614-292-8887

PAULDING BASIC POLICE ACADEMY

116 S Main St
Paulding, Ohio 45879
Phone: 419-399-3311
Fax: 419-399-3316

PEACE OFFICER TRAINING ACADEMY
PO Box 309
London, Ohio 43140
Phone: 614-466-7771
Fax: 614-728-5150

SALEM POLICE ACADEMY
231 S Broadway
Salem, Ohio 44460
Phone: 216-337-7811

SANDUSKY POLICE ACADEMY

222 Meigs St
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
Phone: 419-627-5866
Fax: 419-627-5862

SHAKER HEIGHTS POLICE DEPT ACADEMY
3355 Lee Rd
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120
Phone: 216-491-1220
Fax: 216-491-1224

SHAWNEE-APOLLO BASIC POLICE ACADEMY

3325 Shawnee Rd
Lima, Ohio 45806
Phone: 419-998-2908
Fax: 419-998-2929

SINCLAIR POLICE ACADEMY

444 W 3rd St Ste 9321
Dayton, Ohio 45402
Phone: 513-226-7980
Fax: 513-449-6096

STARK COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE ACADEMY
4500 Atlantic Blvd Ne
Canton, Ohio 44711
Phone: 216-430-3808
Fax: 216-430-3844

TERRA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
2830 Napoleaon Rd.
Fremont, Ohio 43420-9670
Phone: 419-334-8400 ext 234
Fax: 419-334-3719

SINCLAIR POLICE ACADEMY

444 W 3rd St Ste 9321
Dayton, Ohio 45402
Phone: 513-226-7980
Fax: 513-449-6096

TRAYNORS POLICE ACADEMY

7800 Cranford St Nw
Massillon, Ohio 44646
Phone: 216-837-9295
Fax: 216-837-2541

TUSCARAWAS COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPT ACADEMY

2295 Reiser Ave Se
New Philadelphia , Ohio 44663
Phone: 216-339-7783
Fax: 216-339-4432

VANTAGE POLICE ACADEMY

818 N. Frankln Street
Van Wert, Ohio 45891-1304 USA
Phone: (419) 238-5411
Fax: (419) 238-4058

WASHINGTON POLICE ACADEMY

PO Box 305
Reno, Ohio 45773
Phone: 614-373-5302

WAYNE CO SHERIFFS ACADEMY
201 W North St
Wooster, Ohio 44691
Phone: 216-287-5700
Fax: 216-287-5769