The rigorous 740 hours of training and field work at the Kent campus Police Academy are driven by the standards mandated by the State of Ohio.  The guidelines for this training are set by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC). As part of the approval process, OPOTC certified that the Kent campus Police Academy complies with all statutory requirements (topics, hours, facilities and process).


Training areas include but not limited to:

  • Accident Investigation
  • Civil Disorder
  • Community Policing
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Criminal Law
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Domestic Violence
  • Firearms
  • First Aid
  • Motor Vehicle Laws
  • NIMS
  • Non-Lethal Weapons
  • Patrol Tactics
  • Police Driving
  • Traffic Enforcement

The Peace Officer Training Audit Sheet has a complete list of classes.

Finger printing

Police training

Police jogging