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.

2014 Regional Training Center Schedule:

Varies Bicycle Officer Certification Course
08/04/14 - 08/15/14 Basic Narcotic Investigator Course
08/05/14 - 08/06/14 Supervising the Toxic Officer
08/14/14 - 08/15/14 Public Safety Media
08/27/14 Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Awareness / Bomb Threat Management Workshop
08/29/14 Teaching Criminal Justice In College
09/02/14 Below 100
09/08/14 - 09/10/14 Intro to Crime Prevention
09/09/14 Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Search Procedures Workshop
09/10/14 Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)
09/12/14 Cops in Court
09/16/14 - 09/17/14 Protective Measures Course
09/16/14 - 09/19/14 Reid Technique of Investigative Interviewing and Advanced Interrogation Techniques
09/17/14 - 09/18/14 Technologies Used By & Against Police
09/19/14 Valor Training
09/23/14 - 09/24/14 Surviving Verbal Conflict
09/25/14 - 09/26/14 Social Media for Disaster Response and Recovery
10/13/14 - 10/14/14 Social Media Methods
10/20/14 Critical Taser Incident
10/27/14 - 10/31/14 Force Science
11/04/14 - 11/05/14 Legal Updates and Best Law Enforcement Practices
11/10/14 - 11/11/14 Online Investigations
11/10/14 - 11/14/14 Detective and New Criminal Investigator
11/17/14 Active Shooter Workshop
11/17/14 - 11/18/14 Social Media for Disaster Response and Recovery
12/01/14 - 12/03/14 Criminal Drug Interdiction Techniques and Concealment Locations
01/06/15 - 01/08/15 First Line Supervision: Mastering Leadership Skills
01/12/15 - 01/16/15 Hostage Negotiation Phase I & II
01/21/15 - 01/23/15 Five Stages of Interview & Interrogation Techniques
02/23/15 - 02/27/15 Detective and New Criminal Investigator
03/03/15 - 03/05/15 Crime Scene Investigation
04/08/15 - 04/10/15 Developing Performance Leadership for Supervisors
04/27/15 - 04/28/15 Child Death Investigation: Child Death Scene to Court
05/05/15 - 05/07/15 Criminal Investigation for Street Patrol and New Criminal Investigators
06/09/15 - 06/11/15 Hands-On Fingerprint Recovery


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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.