Clark State Selected as Regional Center for Police Officer Training

To exploreClark State, other training-ready colleges needed to fill Intel jobs

“We have worked hard to bring this academy to where it is now and OPOTA has recognized us as one of the excellent academies in the region,” he said.

The OPOTA Advanced Training course will be offered by the regional training provider for students to enroll upon successfully completing the basic training and receiving a certification of completion or if the student is approved to enroll, has said Clark State. Upon successful completion of the advanced course, the student will receive an OPOTA certificate and a record of the training will appear on the student’s official OPOTA transcript.

To exploreRising Airfares: Compare Average Ticket Prices at Ohio Airports

Clark State will add 22 new courses to the OPOTA advanced training program, which Weber said is separate from the police academy.

“That now means Clark State will offer OPOTA-required courses and other topics — such as de-escalation — that police officers can benefit from,” he said. “De-escalation courses help officers learn how to de-escalate situations; these subjects are the future of the police. I anticipate this class will fill up quickly. It is an excellent course.

The five regional partners were chosen from a pool of applicants based on their location, space, and ability to provide OPOTA-certified advanced training to the state’s 33,000 law enforcement officers. London’s main academy will continue to provide training, but the four other providers chosen are Great Oaks Career Campus, Hocking College, Kent State University and Lorain County Community College.

Milton S. Rodgers