Basic Police Academy | Kent State University

Basic Police Academy

Classes at both our Kent and Trumbull campuses start three times a year with differing schedules.  Currently the Trumbull Campus holds evening only classes while the Kent Campus holds both day and evening classes.

All curriculum and training are under the control of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission - a branch of the State of Ohio Attorney General's Office.  The Basic Peace Officer Training Academy has (8) Commanders and a cadre of over 100 State Certified Instructors, all of whom subscribe to Kent State University's Standards of Excellence.

Peace Officer Basic Training Classes  

Administration

      Introduction to Basic Training

      Introduction to Policing

      Fundamentals of the Criminal Justice System

      Community Diversity & Procedural Justice

      Ethics & Professionalism

      Below 100

      Fundamentals of Report Writing

Legal          

      Introduction to the Ohio Revised Code

      Ohio Revised Code

      Crimes Against Persons

      Crimes Against Property

          Crimes Against the Admin. of Safety & Justice

          Other Offenses

      Arrest, Search, & Seizure

      Civil Liability & Use of Force

      Testifying in Court

Human Relations                  

      Interacting with the Media

      Domestic Violence

      Crisis Intervention

      Child Abuse & Neglect

      The Missing & Human Trafficking

      Juvenile Justice System

      Responding to Victims' Needs & Rights

Firearms

      Handgun

      Shotgun

Driving

      Driving

Subject Control Techniques

Subject Control Techniques

Impact Weapons

First Aid/CPR/AED

      First Aid/CPR/AED

      Critical Injury First Aid

Patrol

      Patrol Aspects & Overview

      Companion Animal Encounters

      Building Searches

      Stops & Approaches

      Vehicle Theft & Identification

      Gang Awareness

      LEADS

      Booking & Handling

      Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway

Civil Disorders

      Civil Disorders

Traffic

      Introduction to Traffic

      Motor Vehicle Offenses

      Traffic Crash Investigation

      Uniform Traffic Ticket

      NHTSA Speed Measuring Device

      Traffic Direction & Control

      NHTSA SFST

Investigation

      Crime Scene

      Electronic Evidence

      Police Photography

      Tracing Stolen Property

      Drug Awareness

      Lineups

      Gambling

      Surveillance

      Interview & Interrogation

Physical Conditioning

      Physical Fitness & Conditioning

      Critical Incident Stress Awareness

Homeland Security

HazMat & WMD Awareness for the First Responder

Bombs & Explosives

Terrorism Awareness

Incident Command System (ICS)

National Incident Management System (NIMS)