Ohio University

Law Enforcement and Security

Ohio University Chillicothe

The Southern Ohio Police Training Institute (SOPTI) is a basic peace officer training academy that is conducted in strict compliance with all rules and regulations prescribed by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Council. Students must meet the requirements set forth by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA), including a criminal background check. To learn more, click here.

For more information, contact:

Jim McKean, PhD
Executive Director
Southern Ohio Police Training Institute
Technology and Business Development Center 129
T: 740.774.7708
F: 740.774.7214
mckean@ohio.edu

OR

Terri Mikesh
Academy Commander
Southern Ohio Police Training Institute
Technology and Business Development Center 110
T: 740.774.7286
mikesh@ohio.edu