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Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy Executive Director Appointed

10/23/2019

Photo of Dwight A. Holcomb(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced today that Dwight A. Holcomb will serve as executive director of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA).

“Chief Holcomb’s reputation of excellence in public service and organizational management speaks for itself,” Yost said. “I’m excited to see how OPOTA will be shaped by his leadership.”
 
A candidate for the OPOTA executive director position is recommended by the attorney general to the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission, whose members then vote to appoint the leader of the training academy. Holcomb starts as the OPOTA executive director today.
 
Holcomb served as the chief of police for the Upper Arlington Police Division for 27 years after rising through the ranks as a patrol officer, detective and sergeant. He then served as executive director of the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Ohio Investigative Unit. Since 2006, Holcomb has served as vice president of corporate security for the Dispatch Printing Company and its affiliates.
 
OPOTA provides courses in both the civil and criminal functions of law enforcement officers under the direction of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission. OPOTA provides hundreds of advanced law enforcement classes each year to local law enforcement departments.

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