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Applicants must be at least 20 years of age by the start of the academy.
If you have any further questions or need additional information, please contact Lakeland's Basic Police Academy
The cost is $4,850 for in-county students and $5,250 for out-of-county students plus a non-refundable application fee of $250.
Cadets who have completed Lakeland's Basic Police Academy who have completion of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy final exam and Lakeland's paperwork are eligible for eighteen (18) college credit applicable to an associate of arts degree in criminal justice.
Many students ask what types of funds are available for Lakeland's Basic Police Academy. The Basic Police Academy is not a federal financial aid eligible program; therefore, federal funds (Pell Grant and/or federal student loans) cannot be used to pay tuition. There are limited scholarship funds that Lakeland's Basic Police Academy students are encouraged to apply for as well as the Charles E. Schell loan program. Applications for scholarships and the Schell loan program are in the enrollment packet. For more information, contact Lakeland's Financial Aid department.
If you are an open enrollment cadet, a firearm will be provided.
To be eligible for admittance to Lakeland's Basic Police Academy, a student must attain the minimum score for all three skills as set on the Entrance Physical Assessment Form. Failure to meet all three skills disqualifies entry to the academy. There are no exceptions.
To be eligible to graduate from Lakeland's Basic Police Academy, a student must attain at least the minimum for all three skills as set on the Final Physical Assessment Form near the end of the Academy. Failure to meet the minimum in all three skills will result in dismissal from the academy. A chart has been given below for your reference. There will be no exceptions.
Final physical fitness standards
The Ohio Peace Officer Training Council requires applicants to have a National WebCheck performed. The SF 102unv form is included in your application packet.
A mandatory psychological examination will take place at Lakeland Community College
Once per year.
Full-time: Monday – Friday | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Some evenings and weekends