Professional Law Enforcement Certificate (Owens Code: ZOPA)

Police Academy

Providing Law Enforcement Training to our community for 50 yearsFounded in 1970, the Ohio Basic Peace Officer Training Academy at Owens Community College is offered in cooperation with the Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission.

Police academy students take courses in patrol operations, firearms, defensive tactics and criminal investigation using modern, high-tech police equipment. Students also receive expert instruction from local police officers, sheriff’s deputies and corrections officers, as well as state and federal agents.

Successful graduates are eligible to be certified as police officers in the State of Ohio.

Interest Card

Ohio Basic Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) online interest card. Submit by April 30, 2023.