Private Security Academy

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The Program

Successful completion of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission’s (OPOTC) certified Private Security Academy program provides graduates with an Ohio state certification. The academy’s 123 hours of state mandated training is made available on every Friday of the fall semester from 8AM to 6:30PM at Washington State. Graduates will immediately be eligible for employment in a host of various and exciting careers in the private security field to include loss control specialists, uniformed and plain clothes security officers, armored car officers, and vip/ dignitary protection.

This program can also be selected by students in our Criminal Justice- law enforcement track degree program as an elective.

Requirements for admittance into our Private Security Academy are:

  1. High school diploma or GED

  2. Must be 18 years of age or older

  3. Complete Washington State Community College's application process

  4. Complete OPOTC's application process

  5. Attend the mandatory orientation/information session.

Cadet Responsibilities

Attendance and participation throughout the Academy is demanding and mandatory.

Cost

This course represents 6 semester hours of college credit that can be applied toward an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice/ Law enforcement track. As of 05/23/2013, that represents a total of $816 plus $425 in lab fees for in- state students and $1632 plus $425 in lab fees for out- of- state students.

Audit Sheet

Click here for a link to the state's Private Security Basic Training Audit Sheet. icon pdf

Contact to learn more:

Admissions
740.568.1900
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John Burdette, Director
Center for Public Safety Training
740-374-8716 Extension 1540
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