* Additional restrictions can be found in the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC 109:2-1-03)
** Physical fitness standards tests are 1.5 mile run, sit-ups, and pull-ups.
To become a certified peace officer in Ohio, applicants must complete a Peace Officer Basic Training Academy that is approved by the Ohio Peace Office Training Commission. For more information about the process and expectations, explore the Ohio Attorney General's Office links below.
Keep in mind that these are minimum requirements. Many law enforcement agencies require candidates to take a polygraph test, a written examination, and a psychological evaluation.
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