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Become a Peace Officer

To become a certified peace officer in Ohio, applicants must complete a Peace Officer Basic Training Academy.

Basic requirements to become a police officer in Ohio

  • At least 21 years of age OR will reach that age by the completion of the academy

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED

  • Possess a valid Ohio Driver's License

  • No felony convictions. This may include felony convictions that have been sealed or expunged. *

  • Pass a drug screen, background check, physical fitness standards. **

* Additional restrictions can be found in the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC 109:2-1-03)
** Physical fitness standards tests are 1.5 mile run, sit-ups, and pull-ups.