Chief James G. Jackson Columbus Police Academy
Opened in December 2004, The
Columbus Police Training Academy offers a truly state-of-the-art facility.
Aside from traditional classrooms and lecture halls, this 166,000+ sq. ft. facility houses scenario rooms for experiential based training, a
forensics classroom for evidence collection, preservation and processing,
physical conditioning center, gymnasium, aquatic center, defensive tactics
training rooms, and an auditorium that seats over 500 people.
The Columbus Division of Police Training Bureau is committed
to providing students with the finest law enforcement training available
utilizing the most effective and efficient technologies in a modern, safe, and
professional environment to establish superior institutional knowledge. The
Training Bureau will employ the most up to date methodologies that are relevant
and instructionally sound.
Our primary responsibility is the professional development
and education of police personnel. We will constantly strive to create an
atmosphere that is conducive to the learning process, and represents the values
and highest traditions of professionalism embraced by the City of Columbus and
Division of Police. With this goal confidently in mind, we will provide our
students with the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully carry out
Divisional goals, maintain CALEA standards and embrace the Division's core
values. Students will “Come Here to Learn and Leave Here to Serve”.
The Training Bureau consists of 38 sworn members, and four civilians. These team members comprise the Basic Training Section (BTS) and the Advance Training Section (ATS). The BTS has four units; Recruit, FTO, Explorers and Reserves. The ATS has the Advance Training Unit, and Ordnance.
There are two units that report directly to the commander; the first is the Bicycle Unit which reports administrative but not operationally. Operationally they are spread out throughout the division and report to various chains of command. The Bicycle Unit has 129 active full time bike officers and another 85 bicycles available to Patrol that are utilized in a part time status. The Business Manager was also added as a direct report to the commander, which provides substantive opportunities for growth and work.
Nearby Accommodations - Drury Hotel