Butler Tech Police Academy

Adult Education

Public Safety

Basic Police Academy

Butler Tech Police Academy

Approved by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission, Butler Tech’s Basic Police Academy is one of the top programs in the state. The scenario-based curriculum prepares cadets for employment in law enforcement upon graduation.

Industry Recognized Credentials

Our cadets will be street ready 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

To be eligible for OPOTC certification as a peace officer, cadets will need to successfully complete certain skill-based student performance objectives (SPO’s), meet higher physical fitness assessment standards, and pass a written state certification exam (SCE) showing knowledge of cognitive-based SPO’s.

Enrollment open

In Person

Full Time

Basic Police Academy

Course Highlights

Both full-time and part-time programs are available.

  • 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

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Anticipated Salary

$69,160 per year, $33.25 per hour

Next Upcoming Program

July 8

Basic Peace Officer Academy: 07-08-2024 - 11-20-2024
Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
Public Safety Liberty Twp Campus