Basic Police Academy

Adult Education Office Hours

Mon - Thur 8:00 am - 9:00 pm and Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Basic Police Academy

This 740-hour program prepares you for an entry-level police officer position with hands-on and classroom training.  Upon successful completion, a graduate can be eligible for positions in local police departments, county sheriff’s offices, state facilities and other locations.  Course includes instruction in administration, legal responsibilities, human relations, firearms, defensive driving patrol techniques, civil disorder, investigation, traffic control and physical conditioning.  Weekend training is required.

Students will need to complete the Basic Police Academy Application and Apollo Applications.  There is a $100.00 non-refundable application fee due when students turn in their application and forms.

Tuition $ 4,200 + required supplies and application fee.

Required supplies for student purchase.

  • Serviceable Pistol  (9MM, 40 S&W, 45 ACP)
  • Gun Belt, Holster, Mag Pouches, Handcuff Case and Belt Keepers
  • Black Shoes or Boots
  • Ammunition (1000 Rounds Handgun)
  • Ammunition (40 Rounds of Buck and 25 Rounds of Shot Shotgun)

*Physical Examination- Can be performed by your own family physician.  Completion of specific form is required.

*Program funding is available through GI Bill, potential scholarships and payment plans.

Basic Police Academy Manager

Steve Stechschulte Sr.


For information and enrollment, call 419-998-3000 with your name and number.  Commander Stechschulte will call you and schedule an appointment.

Basic Police Academy Schedule

Start Date: September 2018

End Date: June 2019

Hours:  740  (37 weeks)

Monday-Thursday: 6:00-10:00 pm

Sat (occasional Sun ) : 8:00-5:00 pm

Tuition and Fees: $ 4,200 + required supplies and application fee.  Cost Breakdown

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Getting Started


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Arrow Contact the Program Manager to schedule a meeting.
                     This is an opportunity to find out more about the program and discuss program requirements.  
                     Should you wish to enroll at this time, you will fill out additional required enrollment forms, and the manager will schedule you for the entrance test, which is required for all Full Time students.