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 1,200 hours of training including 40 hours of scenario based training. Our 31 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
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.
2021 Training Options: (Note - Classes listed below may not be held if the academy is not open to the public due to the pandemic.)
Five Stages of Interview & Interrogation Techniques - Sept. 29, 30 & Oct. 1, 2021
Is the caller the killer? - November 1 & 2, 2021