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.
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