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Cadet program announced by Allen County Sheriff's Office

The Allen County Sheriff’s Office has announced a new pilot program which will allow the Sheriff’s Office to send future deputies to Rhodes State College Basic Police Officer Academy.

The ACSO Cadet program will provide the costs of tuition and equipment for up to five (5) cadets. Additionally, these cadets will receive full-time medical benefits and pay while enrolled in the academy. Upon successfully completing Rhodes State College Basic Police Officer Academy and obtaining OPOTA certification, these individuals will be hired as fulltime Allen County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

Interested candidates should apply for the ACSO Cadet Program on the Allen County Sheriff’s Office website ( no later than Friday, February 24, 2023 in order to be considered for this program. Interviews will begin February 27th, and selected candidates will begin the Rhodes State College Summer Full-Time Police Academy in April of this year.

Informational meetings will take place on Tuesday, February 21 at Ohio Means Jobs Allen County (951 Commerce Parkway) at 1:00pm and again at 6:00pm. Sheriff Matthew B. Treglia and staff will be on-site to conduct the meeting and answer any questions.

In the past, providing funding for Ohio Peace Officer training and certification has not been something that the Allen County Sheriff’s Office had been able to offer. However, Allen County is in need of sworn deputies in order to be fully staffed, this program offers a solution to this on-going staffing issue.

For more information and to apply for the ACSO Cadet Program, please visit


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