Basic Police Academy

ButlerTech Police Training

Butler Tech’s Basic Police Academy will prepare you for an exciting career in law enforcement. Approved by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission, our police academy is one of the top programs in the state.

Butler Tech’s curriculum is scenario-based and prepares cadets to be street ready upon graduation.

Benefits of Butler Tech’s Basic Police Academy

  • State-of-the-art facility with indoor 20 lane firing range and on-site fitness center
  • OPOTC certified instructors who are subject matters experts
  • Use of academy uniforms, firearms, holster, magazine pouch, handcuffs, case expandable batons, lead free ammunition, and Ohio Revised Code Law Books
  • Use of computerized driving & firearm training simulators
  • Only Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy certified driving pad in the Tristate area
  • Available college credit

Enrollment Requirements

  • Must be at least 20 1/2 years old when the program starts
  • Possess a High school diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Clean background check
  • Pass the WorkKeys Assessments
  • Meet physical fitness entry standards Ohio Peace Officer Fitness Standard
  • Take medical screening exam

Get Started!

CLICK HERE to get started and request more information about this program.

You will be given the opportunity to sign up for a free Information Session where you will:

  • Meet the Commander for the program
  • Learn about financial aid
  • Learn what prerequisites are required
  • Learn expectations as a student
  • Tour our Liberty Campus Public Safety Education Complex

Attending an information session with the Commander of the academy you’re interested in is required to enroll in this program. Please provide accurate contact information, so we can best follow-up with you and help you on your way to new career opportunities! We look forward to meeting you soon!

Steps for Enrollment

Program Times

Full Time | 770 Hours

Upcoming Class: February 24, 2020 (Mon-Fri, 9:00am-1:00pm 192 class days)

PLEASE NOTE: Police academy enrollment starts no more than 150 days prior to the start date
of an academy. Ohio Attorney General forms have to be completed in as few as 60 days prior
to the start date. The Ohio Attorney General updates the curriculum and forms 1-2 times per
year. Until they make the paperwork available, Butler Tech cannot provide documents to

Program Costs

Tuition $6,275 | Books/Supplies $990

Total $7,265

Financial aid and scholarships are available to those who qualify.

Industry Recognized Credentials

Our cadets will be street ready, with certifications in:

  • First aid/CPR/AED
  • Alcohol detection
  • Apprehension, and prosecution
  • Speed measuring devices
  • Emergency vehicle operations (CEVO)
  • OPOTC firearms qualification
  • Chemical agents/impact weapons
  • CCW Certificate of Competency

Salary Statistics

2018 Median Pay (Bureau of Labor Statistics) : $63,380 per year | $30.47 per hour

Campus Tour

20-lane firing range

On-Site Fitness Facility

Training Cruiser