Edison to offer peace officer training

Staff reports

PIQUA — The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy at Edison State Community College is now accepting applications for the 20-week program that will prepare students for a career in law enforcement.

Students of the program will meet for six days each week beginning in July and, upon successful completion, will graduate from the program in December. The curriculum of the program is certified by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) and covers all aspects of law enforcement training including administration, firearms, subject control, and investigation.

“The job market is alive and well,” said Joe Mahan, Commander of the Basic Peace Officer Academy at Edison State. “There hasn’t been a week gone by in the last few months that we have not received a job opening some where in the State of Ohio.”

For more information or to apply, contact Veronica French at vfrench@edisonohio.edu or call (937) 778-7865. Completed applications must be received by May 27. Candidate interviews will begin on June 1 and 2, with the academy running from July 5 to Dec. 12.

Staff reports