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University of Akron Police Academy

THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON / SUMMIT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

POLICE ACADEMY

We are an Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission-certified academy. We are part of UA's College of Applied Science and Technology.

***ALERT*** All Physical Fitness Tests have been cancelled until April 15. The April 15 and 19 tests will be held at Bolich Middle School

Until further notice.... you can either email part I of the application to hold a spot, or mail it with the application fee to Police Academy, Attn: Kathy Shaffer, 225 S. Main Street, POL 327, Akron, OH 44308

For Application Part II, you can mail it to the above address, or hang on to it until further notice.


Now accepting applications for our fall academies starting on August 3rd.

There will be a full-time day academy and a part-time evening academy.

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    THOROUGH AND COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING

    The University of Akron/Summit County Sheriff’s Office OPOTA Certified Training Academy is a unique collaboration in law enforcement training. The instructors will consist of both experienced law enforcement officers and well-respected University of Akron faculty members.

    This academy will provide thorough and comprehensive training to develop policing skills, enhance leadership abilities, and promote a solid ethical foundation to all cadets. The program provides over 711 hours of basic training and prepares each cadet to pass the Ohio State Peace Officer’s Certification Exam.

    Cadets must pass all of the following psychomotor skills to be eligible to sit for the state exam:

    • Driving
    • Handgun
    • Shotgun
    • First Aid/CPR/AED/NARCAN
    • NHTSA speed measuring device training
    • Subject control
    • Impact weapons
    • Patrol techniques
    • Building searches
    • Stops & approaches
    • NHTSA standardized field sobriety testing
    • Hazmat & WMD awareness
    • Incident command system
    • National incident management system
    • Subject-control techniques
    • Classroom training
    • Physical training
    • Scenario-based training

    Also, throughout the entire training, core values of professionalism, obligation, leadership, integrity, courage, and excellence are stressed and reinforced. When the cadets complete the academy, they will enter the world of policing with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively perform their duties as law enforcement officials.


    SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS

    The Alexander J. Rohr Memorial Scholarship Fund

    The Alexander J. Rohr Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2006 by the family and friends in loving memory of Alex Rohr who was a student at The University of Akron and had interest in a career in law enforcement. Endowment income is available for students enrolled in the Police Academy, who have demonstrated financial need. Recipients will be selected by members of Alex Rohr’s family based on recommendations by the Office of Student Financial Aid. There will be a $1000 scholarship awarded. The funds may be used for tuition, fees or to purchase books for the classes. Click here to read more about Alex.

    Note for students interested in applying for a scholarship: The Department of Development at The University of Akron does not accept applications for, or distribute, scholarships.


    For more information, contact:

    Kathy Shaffer
    Polsky Room 327
    Phone: 330-972-8240
    E-mail: kfshaff@uakron.edu

    VIDEO: ABOUT THE ACADEMY

    Commander William Holland outlines the benefits of training for a law enforcement career with The University of Akron / Summit County Sheriff's Office Police Academy.


    CONTACT US

    Police Commander William Holland

    Polsky 308
    The University of Akron
    Akron, Ohio 44325-4304
    330-643-2114 Office
    330-972-5476 Fax


    Kathy Shaffer

    Polsky 327
    330-972-8240 Office
    330-972-5476 Fax

    kfshaff@uakron.edu