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Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy

The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy houses both Commission and Academy staff. Commission staff oversees training requirements and curriculum for peace officers, private security, local corrections, jail personnel, K-9 units, and humane agents, in addition to firearms programs for public defender investigators, bailiffs, probation officers, and parole officers. They also oversee certification standards of peace officers. Academy staff provides instruction in basic, advanced, and technical subjects for the Ohio law enforcement community using the latest research and recommended professional practices.



OPOTA courses will resume at the London campus on August 31, 2020.  Please log on to OHLEG to review the online course catalog for available courses through the 2020 calendar year.  2021 classes will be posted soon, and we hope to offer some regional training throughout the State beginning in 2021.

Be advised that the dorms and cafeteria are closed at the London campus, but lodging at the Government rate is available at the Holiday Inn Express, located  at S.R. 42 in London, along with various other hotels in the central Ohio area.

Except for occasional use as a regional training site, the Richfield campus is permanently closed.

For assistance with course registration, please email OPOTARegistration@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov or  Barry.Newlin@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov.


Continuing Professional Training (CPT) Hours for 2021


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Officer Self Pay: This portal is for those students who are paying for their course themselves.

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Agency Pay: This portal is for the agencies who are paying for their students’ course.

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The Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission is committed to providing information on our website that is available to as many people as possible.  We strive to meet the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and will make every effort to ensure that our communications are accessible to those with special needs.

While we attempt to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of our website.  If you are having a problem with accessing any of the information or forms on these pages due to a disability, please contact us at AskOPOTA@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov.