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2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

Law Enforcement Academy, STC

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The Law Enforcement Academy Certificate will lead to State of Ohio Certification as a Peace Officer.

  • The student must meet Academy qualifications to be accepted into the program
  • Students must be 21 years of age by March 31 of the year they graduate from the Academy, and have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Students will be required to submit the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission Student Enrollment Certification Record, Statement of Understanding, Physical form, training waiver, and liability forms.
  • A valid driver’s license is required.
  • Background and criminal record checks will be completed and an interview is required. Students who have a state or federal weapons disqualifier, any felony conviction,currently registered as a sex offender, arson offender, convicted of a drug offense, theft or fraud, negligent assault, or convicted of a misdemeanor offense of violence or any related offenses as a result of domestic violence will not be eligible for admission.
  • To successfully complete the Academy, students must meet the attendance and physical conditioning requirement.
  • Students are encouraged to prepare in advance for the academy by developing, or continuing, a physical fitness routine. While students are enrolled in the Academy at NSCC, they have free access to the fitness room located on campus. For more information on physical fitness requirements and some valuable resources on becoming and staying fit, please visit northweststate.edu/academic-divisions/allied-health-public-services/law-enforcement-academy and click on Physical Fitness Resources.

Policies regarding the Law Enforcement Academy are available in the Academy Student Handbook. All students entering the program must adhere to the regulations within the handbook as well as the Division’s Substance Abuse Policy. Tattoos are not considered part of a professional appearance and must be covered whenever you are in the practicum setting or professional role.

If you are interested in enrolling in the NSCC Law Enforcement Academy, please follow these steps:

  • Complete an Application for Admission to NSCC by visiting northweststate.edu/apply-now/.
  • Contact the Business and Public Services Division Secretary at 419-267-1345 for an Academy Application or to be placed on the list for the next scheduled Academy.
  • Obtain your health physical from your physician and then conduct the required fingerprinting at the NSCC Campus Police Office.
  • Contact the Business and Public Services Division Secretary to schedule a physical fitness test and an interview with the Academy Commander.
  • Bring ALL of your completed forms from the application packet to the interview

Total Program Hours 28

Law Enforcement Academy-All courses listed must be taken within the Academy hours. Academy Schedule: August to May, Monday-Thursday evenings from 5 - 10 p.m., and Saturdays 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

A complete course calendar will be distributed on the first day of class.

+ Students must maintain a minimum grade of “C” in all courses to progress in the program and graduate.

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