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Columbus, OH 43204
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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.”
- Chief Morbitzer, Westerville Police Department

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.

2018 Training Options:

Public Agency Training Council Courses - Multiple 2018 Dates
Basic Bicycle Officer Certification Course - Multiple 2018 Dates

Advanced Tactics for Law Enforcement Women - October 10-12
Police Symbology - October 16-18
First Responder Autism Training - October 18
3rd Annual Domestic Violence Conference - October 24
Narco Symbology - November 7 & 8
Is the Caller the Killer? - November 13 & 14