COTC Peace Officer Basic Training Information Sessions Upcoming

NEWARK, Ohio, February 4, 2020 — Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) will hold information sessions for anyone interested in becoming a peace officer in Ohio. The next peace officer basic training (POBT) academy begins May 11 and runs until October 9 at COTC's Newark campus. Classes are typically held Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Attending a session is mandatory for anyone interested in applying to the program. Information sessions will be held in Hopewell Hall room 53 on the following dates:

  • Monday, March 2, at 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, March 5, at 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 18, at 2 p.m.

COTC's POBT exceeds the requirements of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission and positions students to excel on the state certification exam. COTC is the second-highest scoring open enrollment academy in the state. Graduates also earn credits toward an associate degree in law enforcement technology. Learn more and register for an information session at Contact Amanda Dunlap at or 740-366-9222 for more information. 

COTC is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs. COTC is the only technical college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.