Additional Steps for Police Academy Admissions Interview
Below is a list of requirements you must complete for your admissions interview. The steps don't need to be completed in a particular order. However, all steps need to be completed before you can schedule your academy admissions interview.
- See the OPOTA physical fitness requirements below.
- The physical exam with your doctor must be performed by an MD, DO, or CNP. Chiropractors are not allowable.
- Be sure to have your doctor fill out and sign the OPOTC Student Health Data form.
OPOTA Physical Fitness Requirements
|Sit-ups (1 min.)
||Push-ups (1 min.)
||1.5 Mile Run
|Males (29 or younger)||40||33||11:58|
|Females (29 or younger)
|Males (30 - 39)||36||27||12:25|
|Females (30 - 39)||27||14||15:14|
|Males (40 - 49)||31||21||13:05|
|Females (40 - 49)||22||11||16:13|
|Males (50 - 59)||26||15||14:33|
|Females (50 - 59)||17||13* Modified||18:05|
Sourced from Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Program Physical Fitness Requirements provided by Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission & Mike DeWine, Ohio Attorney General.
Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission
P.O. Box 309
London, Ohio 43140
- See the Police Academy forms page to download the Statement of Understanding.
- The Statement of Understanding must be notarized to be accepted.
- Most banks will still do this for free for their customers. Call your local bank and check.
- Bring the completed, signed and notarized form to your interview.
- Download the Request for National Webcheck form from the Police Academy forms page.
- Take it with you to be fingerprinted and get a background check.
- Most local police/sheriff offices will do this for you. Call first and check; see if you need an appointment.
- Please call the commander (513-558-7408) before fingerprinting for information that can save you money. (Most people pay $80 for fingerprinting and a background check.)
Do this within 90 days before the start of classes. (If your form is more than 90 days old when classes start, we cannot accept it.)
- Find two (2) people who know you well who will write letters of recommendation for you.
- Those chosen to write letters should:
- have known you for at least two years.
- not be related to you.
- have had recent contact with you.
- know you in a social and professional context. Neighbors, teachers, employers and co-workers are all excellent sources.
- The letters should include:
- the person's name, address and phone number.
- how they know you and for how long.
- when they last saw you.
- what they think of your character.
- why they think you would be a good police officer.
Download and complete the following forms from the Police Academy forms page:
- OPOTC Student Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement
- OPOTC Student Acknowledgement Form
- Student Enrollment/Certification Record form
- Name of the school — "UC Clermont College Police Academy"
- Leave the school number blank.
- Each academy class is assigned a number based on the state. We will fill this in for you.
Obtain copies of:
- your high school diploma with transcript, or GED Certificate.
- your valid driver's license with proof of insurance.