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.

2015 Regional Training Center Schedule:

Varied Bike Rapid Response Team Training
Varied Bicycle Officer Certification Course
10/13/15 Drug & Criminal Interdiction Techniques
10/16/15 - 10/18-15 Leadership Skills for Challenging Times
10/21/15 - 10/22/15 Supervising the Toxic Officer
10/22/15 Leadership for Reducing Organizational Stress in Law Enforcement
10/23/15 Breach Point for Police Officers
10/26/15 - 10/27/15 Child Death Investigation: Child Death Scene to Court
10/27/15 Advanced Search & Seizure
11/02/15 - 11/04/15 Investigative Statement Analysis
11/04/15 - 11/05/15 Violent Criminal Apprehension Program
11/09/15 First Responder Computer Analysis Training
11/09/15 - 11/10/15 Documenting Force
11/30/15 - 12/01/15 Forensic Pathology for Investigators
12/02/15 Officer Safety Training
12/07/15 - Advanced Investigative Strategies for Child Abduction Cases
12/14/15 - 12/18/15 OVI-2 Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
01/05/16 - 01/07/16 Investigating Citizen Complaints & Officer Misconduct for Supervisors
1/20/16 - 1/22/16 Solving Homicides - Investigative Steps to Success
03/01/16 - 03/02/16 Managing The Property & Evidence Room
04/05/16 - 04/06/16 Undercover Survival Narc Raids


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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.