Maplewood is now accepting applications for the seven-month program (695 hours). The cost of the program is $4,900 and payment plans are available to individuals who qualify. Maplewood will begin interviewing applicants in April and all applicants will be notified of their status prior to the May 2017 start date. A physical fitness test will be administered before the completion of the appliation process.
To register, contact Maplewood Career Center at 330.296.2892 Monday through Thursday from 2-9 p.m., or register online at www.mwood.cc. All applicants are required to complete a drug test, physical and background check. Expenses associated with these tests are covered by the applicant.
The program will be taught by Police Academy Commander David Wert, Director of Law Enforcement Training Harry Lovejoy and Lead Instructor and Commander of the Private Security Academy Dan McCue.
A college affiliation agreement has been established with The University of Akron. Upon successful completion of the Training Academy, The University of Akron will accept 23 hours toward a bachelor’s degree. Maplewood is also working on an articulation agreement with Lorain Community College. If approved, Lorain Community College will accept up to 33 credit hours toward an associate degree for all students who successfully complete the Training Academy. Both affiliation agreements will set Maplewood's Training Academy apart from other surrounding academies.
The Career Center will also begin offering advanced training for current police officers. Additional details will be released once they are available.
Requirements for admission to Basic Peace Officer training
Prospective cadets must meet the following minimum standards in order to apply:
- High School Diploma or GED
- Must be 20 or turning 20 years of age.
- Must be in good physical condition. Minimums Fitness Requirements
- Must have a valid driver's license.
- Must not have any Felony or Drug Convictions, or arrests for Domestic Violence.
Sealed or expunged felony convictions as an adult will exclude a prospective cadet from admission to the Academy.
General Academy Requirements and Policies
- Student must comply with dress code.
- Student must author & maintain notebooks.
- Student must attend 100% of classes.
- In order to take state certification examination students must pass all psychomotor skills:
- FIRST AID/CPR/AED/NARCAN
- NHTSA SPEED MEASURING DEVICE TRAINING
- SUBJECT CONTROL
- IMPACT WEAPONS
- PATROL TECHNIQUES
- BUILDING SEARCHES
- STOPS & APPROACHES
- NHTSA STANDARDIZED FIELD SOBRIETY TESTING
- HAZMAT & WMD AWARENESS
- INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM
- NATIONAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM