Chief James G. Jackson Columbus Police Academy
1000 North Hague Avenue
Columbus, Ohio  43204

Phone: (614) 645-5028

A December 13, 2004 ribbon cutting ceremony officially opened the first phase of the new Columbus Police Academy and Regional Training Center .  Aside from traditional classrooms and lecture halls, the new 166,288 square foot main 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.  Work on future phases of the training complex will continue.  The design phase for “Tac Town” and the driving components of the overall project has been completed and awaits funding for construction.  The new training complex is truly a state-of-the-art facility. 

The below classes 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 at:  If you have questions regarding any of these classes please e/mail the Advanced Training Staff at,  or call: (614) 645-5028.

2016 Regional Training Center Schedule:

Varied CPT- Continuing Professional Training

Bicycle Officer Certification Course

Bicycle Officer Certification Registration Form

Varied Citizen Self-Protection and Weapons Safety Class
Varied Female Officers in Policing
08/15/16 - 08/16/16 Grants Training
08/16/16 - 08/17/16 Advanced Ground Defense
08/18/16 - 08/19/16 News Media Relations Training
08/22/16 - 08/26/16 Practical Kinesic Interview and Interrogation Phase I and II
08/29/16 - 08/31/16 Investigative Statement Analysis
09/12/16 Responding to Veterans and Police Officers in Crisis
09/13/16 - 09/15/16 Developing Leadership Skills for Excellence
09/19/16 - 09/20/16 Investigating Prescription Drug Crimes
09/28/16 - 09/29/16 Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) Training
10/03/16 - 10/07/16 Hostage Negotiations Phase III
10/18/16 - 10/20/16 Homicide: The Investigative Challenge
10/26/16 Domestic Violence Conference
11/02/16 Investigative Techniques Use Social Networking Sites


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Chief James G. Jackson Columbus Police Academy is located at
1000 North Hague Avenue Columbus, Ohio  43204


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 Columbus 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.