COTC Peace Officer Basic Training Sessions Upcoming

NEWARK, Ohio, June 15, 2020 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 (POBT) is in the top two among open academies in the state. The next POBT academy begins autumn semester on August 25 and continues through spring semester at COTC's Newark campus. Classes are typically held Monday through Friday from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. 

Attending a session is mandatory for anyone interested in applying for the program. Virtual information sessions will be held on the following dates:

  • Thursday, June 18, at 5 pm
  • Tuesday, June 23, at 10 am
  • Wednesday, July 1, at 10 am
  • Wednesday, July 8, at 5 pm

Register at Contact Amanda Dunlap at or 740-366-9222 for more information.

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 at

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.