Peace Officer Training Academy (POTA)

POTA 11001     PEACE OFFICERS ACADEMY I      6 Credit Hours

This course studies the role of the peace officer, principles of the American criminal justice system, ethics and professionalism. This course also studies the Ohio criminal code, constitutional law, the tenets of civil liability to law enforcement. It also covers case investigation, forensic procedures, interviews, execution of search warrants and physical conditioning. The student will comply with all the student performance objectives and requisite proficiencies as mandated by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission curriculum.

Prerequisite: Admission into the Peace Officers Academy Training certificate program.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 18.5 lecture, 3.6 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POTA 11002     PEACE OFFICERS ACADEMY II      5 Credit Hours

This course is designed to address the skills necessary for a first responder to administer aid and assistance in an emergency situation. Crowd control, HazMat, weapons of mass destruction, incident command systems and terrorism awareness is taught. Safe handling techniques and usage of firearms and they safety are covered. Students must demonstrate a measured skill level firing handguns and comply with all student performance objectives and requisite proficiencies as mandated by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission curriculum.

Prerequisite: Admission into the Peace Officers Academy Training certificate program.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 10.3 lecture, 8.4 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POTA 11003     PEACE OFFICERS ACADEMY III      6 Credit Hours

This course studies the means of dealing with interpersonal communications and intervention with groups and individuals who require law enforcement involvement. Emphasis is placed on patrol techniques, the principles and application of defense and pursuit driving. Students are trained in the reasonable responses to resistance or aggression and are taught self-defense techniques. The student will comply with all the student performance objectives and requisite proficiencies as mandated by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission curriculum.

Prerequisite: Admission into the Peace Officers Academy Training certificate program.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 12 lecture, 9.6 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

POTA 11004     PEACE OFFICERS ACADEMY IV      5 Credit Hours

This course covers traffic enforcement, crash investigation, OVI enforcement, traffic technologies. Physical conditioning for law enforcement is mandatory. The student will comply with all the student performance objectives and requisite proficiencies as mandated by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission curriculum.

Prerequisite: Admission into the Peace Officers Academy Training certificate program.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 14.4 lecture, 3.6 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter