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An individual must successfully complete the state-mandated training and pass the certification examination sponsored by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA). Marion Technical College offers the state-mandated curriculum to become a certified peace officer in Ohio. The courses are offered Monday through Friday evenings and occasionally on the weekend. Upon successful completion of all academy requirements, students will be eligible to take the OPOTC exam. Students who want to earn an Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice degree may apply a portion of the peace officer basic training credits toward the degree. Academy Application Forms Academy Information Your Degree Two-year full-time degree schedule; a mixture of core criminology/forensic science courses and studies in communications, information technology, and broad-based general education classes; includes field experience internship(s); the program can be completed on a part-time basis. What you’ll learn Demonstrate an understanding of basic law enforcement skills, criminal justice techniques, and problem-solving methodologies. Describe and apply current laws (federal, state, & municipal) to various situations involving crimes and/or civil offenses. Apply learned information, concepts, and theories to successfully investigate crime/accident scenes, conduct interviews, and interrogations, provide reports and courtroom testimony as needed, and interface with appropriate law enforcement professionals and/or agencies. Demonstrate the safe and effective use of firearms, unarmed self-defense methods, and first aid. In order to become employed as a peace officer in Ohio, an individual must successfully complete the state-mandated training and pass the certification examination sponsored by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA); students complete specialized training to work as an Ohio Peace Officer. Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Program Physical Fitness Standards (Age and Gender Minimum Scores) Males (<-29) Females (<-29) Sit-Ups (1 min.) 40 35 Push-Ups (1 min.) 33 18 1.5 Mile Run 11:58 14:07 Males (30-39) Females (30-39) Sit-Ups (1 min.) 36 27 Push-Ups (1 min.) 27 14 1.5 Mile Run 12:25 14:34 Males (40-49) Females (40-49) Sit-Ups (1 min.) 31 21 Push-Ups (1 min.) 2×2 11 1.5 Mile Run 13:11 15:24 Males 50-59) Females (50-59) Sit-Ups (1 min.) 26 15 Push-Ups (1 min.) 17 13 1.5 Mile Run 14:16 17:13 Males (60+) Females (60+) Sit-Ups (1 min.) 20 15 Push-Ups (1 min.) 8 8 1.5 Mile Run 15:56 18:52 Career Opportunities Police Officer Court Officer Juvenile Center Manager Crime Scene Investigator Private Investigator Probation/Parole Officer State Highway Patrol Trooper Fingerprint Technician Jailer Dispatcher Deputy Sheriff Private Security Officer Corrections Officer Application Process MTC Application for Admission and the nonrefundable application fee. Final high school transcript (or GED results) and college transcripts (if applicable). Successful completion of the Basic Skills Assessment (ACCUPLACER) and Technology Skills Test (TST) is required. Any college foundation courses recommended by placement results are also required. In addition to general college admission, the peace officer basic training academy requires individuals to meet specialized admission criteria such as a physical examination and background investigation. For More Information, Contact: Admission Office Marion Technical College 1467 Mt. Vernon Ave. Marion, OH 43302 Email: email@example.com 740.389.4636 Faculty Sorry no post found.