Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement

The Attorney General’s Office Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) and Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) offer a wide range of resources, tools, and training to local law enforcement agencies.

Bureau of Criminal Investigation

The Bureau of Criminal Investigation, known as BCI, helps police departments and county sheriffs across the state by providing key support services free of charge. Learn more about the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy

The Peace Officer Training Academy provides instruction in basic, advanced, and technical subjects for the Ohio law enforcement community using the latest research and recommended professional practices. The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. Learn more about the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy.

Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission

The Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission improves Ohio peace officers' professional capabilities through the careful oversight of law enforcement training within the state. The Commission has also been given the same responsibility in regard to private security, local corrections, jail personnel, bailiffs, and public defender investigators. Learn more about the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission.