COTC Peace Officer Basic Training Information Sessions Upcoming

​NEWARK, Ohio, September 4, 2019 — Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) will hold information sessions for anyone interested in becoming a peace officer in Ohio. COTC's peace officer basic training graduates scored in the top two on the 2016, 2017 and 2018 state exams among open academies and is available in many formats to fit your needs. The next academy is an accelerated version that is held Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. with some Saturdays. It begins on January 6, 2020, and runs until May 1, 2020, at COTC's Newark campus.  POBT_Steele_3_2018.jpg

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:

  • Wednesday, October 16 at 10 a.m.
  • Friday, October 18 at 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 22 at 5:30 p.m.

COTC's peace officer basic training exceeds the requirements of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission and positions students to excel on the state certification exam. 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.