Contact Information 1000 N. Hague Ave.
Columbus, OH 43204
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Phone: (614) 645-4800
Fax: (614) 645-4246

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Outside Agency Recruit Training Law Enforcement Officers are in high demand and quality training is paramount to success in the job. The Columbus Division of Police is proud to open our basic academy to outside agency recruits. Our recruits receive over 1,100 hours of training including 40 hours of scenario based training. Our 29 week program will equip your recruits with the tools needed to become exceptional law enforcement officers; including but not limited to: defensive tactics, physical training, patrol operations, law and legal procedures, human relations, applied behavioral science, criminal investigation and firearms. Recruits graduate with not only the ability to be the best officer they can be but a family and community they can count on for the rest of their lives. Many agencies, such as Dublin, Westerville, Hilliard, and Newark have sent their recruits through the Columbus Academy with great results.

The Columbus Police Academy’s outstanding recruit training does an exceptional job of preparing our recruits for the stresses of police work. The recruit staff's direct and honest feedback helps to build them up and to shape them into quality public servants, a perfect fit for our agency. The return on investment far outweighs the cost.”
- Joe Morbitzer, [Former] Westerville Ohio Police Chief

Please Note: Due to the current global pandemic, training classes will be cancelled through May 2020.

The below classes unless noted otherwise are open to all certified law enforcement officers who are presently employed by a law enforcement agency. A Columbus Police Officer will confirm your employment prior to your attendance. Registration for these classes will be completed by email only. If you have questions regarding any of these classes please email the Advanced Training Staff, or call at (614) 645-5028.

Upcoming Training Options:

Basic Bicycle Officer Certification Courses - Multiple Dates, 2020

Child Death Investigations - July 13 & 14, 2020
Resiliency, Peer Support & Suicide Prevention - July 27 & 28, 2020
The Ladder UPP - July 29 & 30, 2020
Computer Voice Stress Analyzer Course - October 5-9, 2020