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The application for the June (Summer) 2022 Day Academy is now available.  Please follow the link to the left to access the application page.


The next Night Academy will begin in January 2023.  If you are interested in the Night Academy and would like to be notified when the applications are available, please send an e-mail using this link.

NEW  03/21/2022

The Sinclair Police Academy is now hosting a 1-hour pre-Police Academy program emphasizing the importance of physical conditioning and nutrition for the candidate wanting to become a cadet in the police academy. Sinclair’s next day academy is scheduled to begin June 13, 2022. This physical conditioning program is being offered at no cost and is open to anyone who is planning on applying to complete the police academy at Sinclair (this will be an going program).

While the program will cover applicable policies and rules from the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) and some of the expectations of the academy staff at Sinclair, proper form for exercises and the selection of proper footwear and clothing will also be covered. The instructor will also handout warm-up and exercise programs designed to assist you in preparation for attending the academy.

This program is being conducted at the Sinclair Police Academy in Building 19 (classroom 203) on the Dayton-Sinclair Campus; which is located at 214 S. Wilkinson Dayton, OH 45402. The program will be conducted on the following dates/times:

  • March 24, 2022 5:00 p.m.            
  • April 2, 2022 - 10:00 a.m.
  • April 6, 2022 - 5:00 p.m.

 If you are interested in attending, please contact the academy at 937-512-2270 and let us know you’re coming. Looking forward to training with you soon!

We are now hosting weekly open Zoom Meetings for you to ask questions about the Academies at Sinclair

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Tuesday Mornings 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Thursday Afternoons 12 Noon to 1:30 p.m.

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About Sinclair's Training Academy

The Training Academy, part of the Department of Criminal Justice at Sinclair Community College, offers both pre-service and in-service training to support the needs of area law enforcement and corrections agencies. Peace Officer Basic and Corrections training offered through the Criminal Justice Training Academy follows the curriculum and standards of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission, and all commanders and instructors are certified by OPOTA. The Training Academy is located inside Building 19 at 214 South Wilkinson Street, near the corner of Fifth and Wilkinson Streets.

The programs of the Criminal Justice Training Academy are organized to train and retrain individuals for careers and professions in the Law Enforcement and Corrections Fields. Education should challenge the human spirit to improve the human condition. Therefore, we are committed to creative leadership in our educational programming and in fostering values that stimulate individuals to be innovative and progressive.

The Criminal Justice Training Academy recognizes that it is a valuable community resource. We will work to meet the needs of the community by identifying and assisting those who need its services, stimulating the development of new concepts, providing leadership for economic and cultural development, and serving as a resource center for community-based initiatives.

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Our Mission Statement: To provide innovative training that prepares outstanding individuals who pledge themselves to serve as our protectors and guardians of peace.

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