These students had to pass intensive training sessions that added to approximately 729 hours during the 18-week course. Curriculum for the program consisted of 13 subject areas such as firearm use, driving, first aid, instant command, and much more. It's because of this rigorous training that some of the students graduated from the college with prospective job offers.
Aside from classroom and field learning, students also underwent physical training and were required to pass a physical proficiency test before graduating. In the entirety of the program, students had to pass 15 proficiency exams to demonstrate that they reached or exceeded the goals of the course. In the case of this graduating class, all students passed each test with excellence.
The state final exam was the keystone to the students’ futures in law enforcement. The exam consisted of 200 questions over the duration of two and a half hours. The exam tested students’ ability and knowledge to recognize all aspects of law enforcement and conduction of proper procedures. Legal questions within the exam were in the format of hypothetical scenarios, which tested students’ ability to recognize the name and section numbers of each law that contributed to the scenario.
The last time Hocking College had a 100% passing rate in its Police Academy was 2014. Since then, the police academy has been making subtle changes in the way that it teaches its students. For example, classes include demonstrations from local law enforcement for subjects such as search and seizure. This gives students the opportunity to interact, train, and gain knowledge from experienced real-life law enforcement officers. The Police Academy has an average graduation rate of 92%, but the college knew that the students were capable of excellence, which was proved by this spring’s graduating class.
Hocking College would like to sincerely congratulate all graduates for a job well done and wish them all the luck in their future endeavors as Law Enforcement Officers.