College of Applied and Technical Studies

About This Program

Join the ranks of law enforcement with Kent State's Peace Officer Training Academy certificate. Our comprehensive program provides the skills and knowledge needed to become a certified peace officer and serve your community with honor and integrity. Enroll now and start your journey towards a fulfilling career in law enforcement. Read more...

Contact Information

Program Delivery

  • Delivery:
    • In person
  • Location:
    • Kent Campus
    • Trumbull Campus

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries*

Police and sheriff's patrol officers

  • 5.7% faster than the average
  • 688,400 number of jobs
  • $65,540 potential earnings


The curriculum for the Peace Officers Training Academy undergraduate certificate is approved by the Ohio Attorney General - Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC).

* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.