- 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:
Criminal Justice Program Coordinator
email / 803.535.1309