COTC to Hold Basic Police Academy Information Sessions

NEWARK, Ohio, September 29, 2016 — Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) will conduct an accelerated Basic Police Academy during spring semester 2017. Classes are held Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. starting Jan. 9, 2017 and concluding in May 2017. The academy will be conducted at the Pataskala campus at 8660 E. Broad St. in Reynoldsburg. Interested students must attend one of the following information sessions.

  • Monday, Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. — Newark campus, 1179 University Drive, Hopewell Hall 114
  • Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 3 p.m. — Pataskala campus, room 110
  • Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. — Knox campus, 236 S. Main St. in Mount Vernon, Ariel Hall 130A
  • Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. — Pataskala campus, room 110

For more information about the Basic Policy Academy or to register for an information session, visit or contact Amanda Dunlap at 740-755-7090 or

The Basic Police Academy meets the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission requirements and allows successful graduates of the program to take the state certification examination. Graduates also earn 22.5 college credits which can be applied toward an Associate of Applied Science degree in Law Enforcement Technology.

Central Ohio Technical College opened in 1971 and is celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2016. 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, as well as encouraging the professional development of students, staff, faculty and administrators to assist them in achieving their maximum potential. COTC is the only technical college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.​