Make 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
January 17 – July 15, 2023 – full-time academy (deadline to register is November 18, 2022 at 4 p.m.)
Monday – Friday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m., occasional Saturdays and Sundays. You must enroll in each semester’s courses concurrently. Schedule subject to change.
June 5 – December 10, 2023 – part-time academy (deadline to register is April 14, 2023)
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 28, 2023 – May 5, 2024 – part-time academy (deadline to register is July 14, 2023 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.