Discover what you are made of.

This overview of academy life is meant to prepare you to succeed. Completing our training requires hard work and dedication.

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Cadets live at our academy five days a week for approximately 6 months of training. The days are filled with difficult mental and physical training. Cadets receive college-level instruction in Ohio laws, human relations, and crash investigation. They also learn arrest techniques, self-defense, firearms, defensive driving, and many other topics.

Cadet Training
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How to

Working to improve your physical and mental strength and learning how to manage stress will help you succeed at our academy and in a career in law enforcement.

How to Prepare