What Does the Academy Teach?

Instruction for the program is carried out by veteran police officers and certified police instructors. The subject matter and teaching methods are similar to the traditional police academy, however, the weekly sessions are not designed to train the participant as a police officer.

Students of the program will be instructed on a variety of topics, including:

  • Criminal Law/Search & Seizure
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Drug Investigation
  • Traffic Law
  • Enforcement & Investigations
  • Laws of Arrest
  • Patrol Operations
  • Juvenile Law
  • Crime Prevention
  • Use of Force
  • Property Crimes
  • Traffic Stop Simulation
  • Community Action & Youth Services
  • Firearms Simulation Training

Who Can Participate in the Program:

City of Pataskala citizens who live or work within the city are given first priority for sign up, but we thoroughly encourage individuals who do not fall within those areas, but are still passionate about law enforcement, to apply. Prior to Academy registration, a criminal record and driving status are first checked for each submission and the City of Pataskala Division of Police reserves the right to deny acceptance to any individual with a criminal history.


Nothing! The only cost to participants is their time. Applications can be picked up at the Police Station at 623 W. Broad Street from 8 am to 5 pm Monday- Friday.  If you have any questions please contact the police department at 740-927-5701.


The Citizen Police Academy is held in the new Police Station located at 623 W. Broad Street, Pataskala Ohio 43062.


Classes start September 28, 2022 and run until December 7, 2022.