Academy Commanders 2017

Police Academy

Public Safety Training and Police Academy | State of Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission Approved

The Kent State University Basic Peace Officer Training Academy is committed to offering the best academy training available for those interested in pursuing a career as a police officer or corrections officer. Students in northeast Ohio can attend courses at either our Kent or Trumbull Campus. To meet the needs of interested individuals, Police Officer Training is available either during the day, or evenings and weekends. Additionally, classes start three times per year with differing schedules to meet your needs. The information contained herein is designed to give you a general overview of the academy and its standards. If you have any questions that may not be answered here, please feel free to call us at the numbers listed below or stop into our offices.

Trumbull Campus, 4314 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, Ohio 44483
Phone: 330-675-7666 | Email: policeacademy@kent.edu

Kent Campus, 800 East Summit St., Room 189 Schwartz Center, Kent, Ohio 44242
Phone: 330-672-0325 | Email: rclause1@kent.edu

CODE OF ETHICS

 

Future Kent State University Police Officer Pictured

AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; protect the innocent against deception, intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder, and to respect the Constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality, and justice.

I WILL keep my private life unsullied as an example to all. I WILL maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule.  I WILL develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others.  I WILL be honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life. I WILL be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of my department.  Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.

I WILL never act officiously or permit my personal feelings, prejudices, animosities or friendships to influence my decisions.  With no compromise for crime and with relentless persecution of criminals, I WILL enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear of favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities.

I RECOGNIZE the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the police service.  I WILL constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession—Law Enforcement.