Full Time Police Academy Commander
Lorain County Community College’s (LCCC) Division of Social Sciences & Human Services is seeking candidates for a full-time Commander to oversee the day-to-day operations of the state-approved Basic Peace Officer Training Academy and the North Central Ohio Regional Training Academy at our campus in Elyria, OH.
The LCCC Police Academy opened in 2002 and more than 600 officers have successfully completed the training program since then. Most of our graduates live and work in Northeast Ohio. LCCC is the number one location for first responder training, including police officers, in Lorain County.
In 2022, LCCC’s Police Academy received designation as a STAR Academy Training Center, the top designation for Ohio police academies. The STAR Academy Training Center program, designed by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC), sets criteria that has been identified as factors in high-quality training. LCCC was also selected as a regional training site in 2022 by the Ohio Attorney General and OPOTA to offer advanced training for law enforcement.
The Commander will serve as liaison between the College and state and local law enforcement officials, assure required program documentation is in order and available for inspection, and will recruit and screen students and instructors. Additional responsibilities also include, but are not limited to, working with the Division Dean on the preparation and monitoring of annual operating and capital budgets, preparing instructional materials, coordinating Police Academy graduation programs and working with administrative staff on the day-to-day administrative operation of the Police Academy.
- Bachelor’s Degree with seven (7) years of experience as a full-time law enforcement officer, two (2) of which must be as a full-time law enforcement supervisor.
- Applicants must be able to meet Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) standards for the position.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching in or leading Police Academies.
Minimum starting salary: $73,394.
Salary is commensurate with experience and supported by a comprehensive fringe benefits package.
The application file should include: cover letter, current resume, Professional Statement (if applicable); unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be required upon employment) and contact information for 3-4 professional references. Incomplete files will not be considered. Candidate selected will be subject to appropriate background checks before hire.
Established in 1963, Lorain County Community College is the first community college in Ohio with a permanent campus. For six decades, LCCC has served the diverse needs of greater Lorain County region by providing affordable access to higher education and now serves approximately 13,000 students each year in certificate, associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.
Since 1963, one in four Lorain County residents have taken classes at LCCC and more than 43,000 have earned a degree. LCCC was recently ranked in the top 10% of most affordable colleges in the nation and more than 90% of LCCC graduates live and work in Northeast Ohio. 45% of Lorain County’s high school graduates earn college credits through LCCC’s high school dual enrollment programs. LCCC also partners with more than 700 employers and offers 170 industry-recognized credentials to better prepare the workforce for the future.
LCCC is a dynamic, student-centered college intentionally designed to support individuals with balancing multiple roles on their path to college completion. 85% of LCCC students work while attending college, with majority working at least half-time. The average age of LCCC’s students is 24, and many bring life experiences that include caring for dependents, serving in the military, or completing some prior college. Over 80% of LCCC students received financial assistance through grants and scholarships, and LCCC has been nationally recognized for holistic, fully integrated services and commitment to student success.