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Police Academy

Program Length

Day Academy (All Day):
737 hours, 18 weeks

Evening Academy:
737 hours, 32 weeks


Day Academy (All Day):
Monday through Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
(Reporting time to class will vary, with a required report time of 15 minutes prior to class.)

Evening Academy:
Monday through Friday
3:45 pm to 9:30 pm
(Start time will vary depending on the day’s topic.  Students must plan to be in the classroom at 3:45 pm.)

Both day academy and evening academy require some weekend training.

Program Dates

Next scheduled session

Evening Academy:
Start Date: January 6, 2020
End Date: August 2020

Day Academy (All Day)
Start Date:  July 2020
End Date:  November 2020



Program Campus Location

Scarlet Oaks Career Campus
Public Safety Services

200 Scarlet Oaks Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45241
(Formerly 3254 East Kemper Road)

Tuition Information

Direct Cost:  The cost of the program

Tuition: $6,030
Books/Tools/Supplies: $800 (includes uniforms)
Total*: $6,830 (Subject to change)

Please note:  Books, tools and supplies are a requirement of each program and are a mandatory cost of the program.

Click here to learn more about financial aid and other sources of assistance

Other Costs

Indirect Costs:  These are not costs to attend Great Oaks, but an estimate of living expenses you may have while attending school. They are shown for federal financial aid purposes, and include child care, housing, transportations, etc.

Day Academy:
Dependent Student: $3,077
Independent Student: $5,215

Evening Academy:
Dependent Student: $4,987
Independent Student: $8,453

Related Information

Accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education

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Gain Skills in all Aspects of Law Enforcement

Now enrolling for January 2020!

Serve and protect.  Are you the kind of person that wants to make sure your community is safe?  Through the Great Oaks Police Academy, you’ll become eligible to earn the Ohio Peace Officer Certificate which is the gateway to inclusion in a class of individuals who are sought by many police recruiters.

Take a look at the work of a recent class! Click here.

Great Oaks Police Academy

Take a 360° tour of Great Oaks labs!  Click here.

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Gain over 700 hours of police training under the direction of a State Certified Police Academy Commander. Successful completion of this course and passing the Ohio Peace Officer Certification Exam is the first step to Ohio certification by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission. Accredited by OPOTA (Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy) and COE (the Council on Occupational Education.)

Learn about one of the many career options in this field!

For job outlook and wages for Police Academy visit

Prospective students must complete a  physical conditioning assessment of sit‑ups, push-ups, and 1.5 mile run, then complete paperwork if they successfully meet the preliminary physical fitness standards. Click here for preliminary physical fitness standards.

Physical Conditioning Assessment Dates:
November 9, 2019 at 9:00 AM
To register for the physical conditioning assessment, contact Commander Mike Wright 513.612.5763 or    The assessment is held at Great Oaks Public Safety Services, 200 Scarlet Oaks Drive (at 3254 E. Kemper Road.)

Interested in enrolling in the next Academy? Act right away!
Register here for more information about the Police Academy.

Contact Commander Mike Wright 513.612.5763 or

College Credit Options:

  • Earn college credit; details at  (Note: When checking available credit, choose “select all” under colleges and universities.)

Enrollment Requirements:

  • Attend an information session or meet with the commander.
  • High school diploma or HSE (High School Equivalency) HSE Hotline 513.612.5806
  • Achieve a WorkKeys® assessment level of (4) or higher in Applied Math and Graphic Literacy and a (5) in Workplace Documents.
  • Have a physical performed by a physician, certified nurse practitioner, or physician assistant that states you can perform strenuous physical activity.
  • Pass a physical conditioning assessment for sit‑ups, push-ups, and 1.5 mile run. Click here for preliminary physical fitness standards.
  • Be 21 years old by completion
  • Pass background investigation
  • Pass drug screen

Ready to enroll? 

Application, WorkKeys Test and Payment/ Financial Aid due no later than December 1, 2019!
The class fills up fast, Act Now!




Gainful Employment Disclosure

Please click here for information about tuition/fees, median loan debt and graduation/placement rates of students who completed this program (Day sessions).

Please click here for information about tuition/fees, median loan debt and graduation/placement rates of students who completed this program (Evening sessions).