Law Enforcement Academy | Stark State College - North Canton, Ohio
Law Enforcement Academy

Law Enforcement Academy

Jeffrey HagerMake a real difference in the world and make your first step Stark State College’s law enforcement academy.

Stark State’s law enforcement academy prepares you to pursue one of a number of careers in law enforcement, including municipal, township or village police officer; deputy sheriff; state wildlife officer and other law enforcement positions. It’s an intensive program, operated in cooperation with the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

All instructors are certified by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission. Part-time and full-time academies are available to fit your needs.

When you complete the law enforcement academy program and pass the practical exercises, you’ll be eligible to take the Ohio Basic Peace Officer Certification examination.

Background checks are submitted to the BCI and FBI before acceptance into the program. Those who have been convicted of a felony, domestic violence, or drug conviction are not eligible for the law enforcement academy.

Physical fitness tests are offered the first Tuesday of each month at 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Students are to meet at the academy location at the Stark State College and The Timken Company Technology and Test Center (8252 Frank Avenue NW, North Canton, Ohio 44720). Students are encouraged to take the test multiple times.

Upcoming academy dates

June 7 – December 19, 2021 – part-time academy (deadline to register is April 23, 2021)
Monday – Thursday from 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Saturday – Sunday from 8-5 p.m. You must enroll in each semester’s courses concurrently. Schedule subject to change.

August 30, 2021 – May 15, 2022 – part-time academy (deadline to register is July 16, 2021 at 4 p.m.)
Monday – Thursday from 5:30–9:30 p.m., Saturday – Sunday from 8-5 p.m. You must enroll in each semester’s courses concurrently. Schedule subject to change.

January 18, 2022 – June 15, 2022 – full-time academy (deadline to register is November 19, 2021 at 4 p.m.)
Monday – Thursday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday – Sunday from 8-5 p.m. You must enroll in each semester’s courses concurrently. Schedule subject to change.

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