The rigorous 740 hours of state-mandated training and fieldwork with an additional 110 hours of STAR training 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 Engagement
  • Community Policing
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Criminal Law
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Culture of Poverty
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Domestic Violence
  • Firearms
  • First Aid
  • Motor Vehicle Laws
  • NIMS
  • Non-Lethal Weapons
  • Patrol Tactics
  • Police Driving
  • Scenario-based
  • Traffic Enforcement

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