Coronavirus Update

Classes will be held remotely for the remainder of the spring semester, and all official university events and student activities are suspended until further notice. While the Dayton and Lake campuses remain open, access to campus is restricted to personnel who have been identified as essential. Read more.

Law Enforcement Academy

Learn about the Crime and Justice Major and Law Enforcement Options!

The Wright State University - Lake Campus Police Academy is in compliance with the standards set by the State of Ohio and by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission. Upon completion, cadets are qualified to take the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission Test. Successful completion allows the student to become a law enforcement officer in any jurisdiction in Ohio, and also earn credit in the associate of technical study degree.

Now is the time to APPLY!

Are you interested in becoming a police officer? The Wright State University - Lake Campus Police Academyy at the Wright State Lake Campus is now taking applications. 

  • Application deadline is July 15, 2019
  • Classes start August 19, 2019 and end April 25, 2020
  • You can earn college credit while in the academy
  • Financial aid is available
  • To schedule and interview and to learn more call (419) 586-0319 or email

*State certification as a police officer requires completion of a State Certified Police Academy, Physical Fitness Test and a Final Examination.

Degree Requirements

Associate Degree Requirements

Contact Information

Mark Ernst
Police Academy Commander
(419) 586-0319