Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA)
Ohio law requires successful completion of the OPOTA before any functions of a law enforcement officer can be legally completed. Academy students concentrate on developing or improving skills in firearms, legal administration, human relations, traffic, patrol, first aid, driving, subject control, physical conditioning, investigations, and civil disorder aspects of law enforcement. Upon satisfactory completion of the Academy, these skills enable students to advance their law enforcement career.
Many students are commissioned by local law enforcement agencies; however, students without a commission may enroll in the Academy as an open enrollment student.