Program description

This rigorous program is designed for individuals who have made the decision to be peace officers in the state of Ohio. In addition to the state-mandated 720-hour Peace Officer Basic Training curriculum, cadets participate in specialized training that enhances their background, providing greater career opportunities. Cadets who complete their Peace Officer Basic Training Academy will have earned 24 credit hours and met the police academy requirement for the Criminal Justice – Basic Police Academy degree at Tri-C.

Other important information

Tri-C offers both full-time (40 hours/week) and part-time (24 hours/week) academies in the fall. Spring term offers a full-time academy. 

This program is a mix of credit and non-credit coursework.  Financial aid can only be applied to the credit coursework. 

A completed police academy application is required. See website for details.

Program cost

Cuyahoga County Residents: $4,900
Other Ohio Residents: $5,553.52

Financial aid eligibility

This program is Federal Financial Aid/PELL eligible for those that qualify.  

Scholarships, payment plans, and other financial aid options may be available. Please call 216-987-0272 for more information.

Upon completion students receive

Eligible to receive a commission as a police officer in the state of Ohio

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