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Pre-Police Academy Certificate

The Facts:

  • There is shortage of law enforcement officers in South Carolina and across the country.
  • We believe by increasing the education level of law enforcement officers and creating a new workforce pathway for the profession, you can have a positive impact on the policing profession.
  • The Police Pre-Academy Training Certificate meets a huge workforce need and ensures that you earn a high-quality credential that leads to a rewarding career.
  • By enrolling in the program, you are eligible to receive SC WINS scholarship funding. This funding covers all tuition costs.

How it Works:

  • Apply to OCtech and complete the certificate program.
  • Secure employment with a South Carolina law enforcement agency within one year.
  • Once employment is secured, the candidate must pass a cumulative exam and physical assessment test administered by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.
  • If the candidate passes the exam and physical assessment test, they complete an eight-week training at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy in Columbia.

If you want a career in Law Enforcement, a Pre-Police Academy certificate could be the place to start.

For more information contact:

Billy Ethridge
Criminal Justice Program Coordinator
email / 803.535.1309