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 Assessment
  • Meet physical fitness entry standards Ohio Peace Officer Fitness Standard
  • Take medical screening exam

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Program Times

Full Time | 770 Hours

Upcoming classes: Jul. 8, 2019 – Nov. 22, 2019 | Day Class | M-F | 8am-5pm

           Aug. 12, 2019 – Jun. 3, 2020 | Evening Class | M-F | 6pm-10pm

           Jan. 6, 2020 – May 22, 2020 | Day Class | M-F | 8am-5pm

           Feb. 10, 2020 – Nov. 13, 2020 | Day Class | M-F | 9am-1pm

Select which class you are interested in

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

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Campus Tour

20-lane firing range

On-Site Fitness Facility

Training Cruiser