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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.

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The Office of Law Enforcement Recruitment assists agencies that are working to hire more minorities and women, and will encourage those populations to explore a law enforcement career. The office also develops and shares best practices on the hiring of candidates who are suited for the law enforcement profession.

We are here to help Ohio law enforcement agencies hire officers to serve with integrity.

We are aiming to be the premier employment resource for all Ohio law enforcement agencies.


Sarah Shendy, M.S., Program Director

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(614) 965-2309


Dr. Patrick Oliver, Subject Matter Expert and Lead Consultant

Email Dr. Patrick Oliver