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Public Safety Leadership Academy (PSLA)

About the Public Safety Leadership Academy

The Ohio State Highway Patrol and the John Glenn School of Public Affairs developed the Public Safety Leadership Academy to bring innovative, accredited, college-level training to law enforcement officers. The course curriculum is designed so participants will be able to develop and improve the skills necessary to manage and direct any division within a law enforcement agency.

The Public Safety Leadership Academy will focus on six topics and a capstone project over a 11-week period.

PSLA Course Topics
  • Leadership, Interpersonal, and Organizational Communication
  • Fundamentals of Public Management
  • Organizational Culture and Ethics
  • Human Resource Management
  • Budgeting
  • Organizational Behavior in Law Enforcement
Student Requirements

The Public Safety Leadership Academy is designed for officers who hold a minimum rank of lieutenant or the equivalent. Officers must have at least one year of supervisory experience. Students are expected to:

  • Complete college-level course work;
  • Read, comprehend and retain assignments based on course materials;
  • Work collaboratively in group settings to complete assignments;
  • Conduct research for written assignments; and
  • Schedule time outside of class to complete assignments.

Upcoming Classes

The Ohio State Highway Patrol and The Ohio State University – John Glenn College of Public Affairs will host the 2019 Public Safety Leadership Academy March 25, through June 7, 2019, at the Patrol's Training Academy. Those interested in attending must complete the course application and nomination form by January 4, 2019 and send via email to Tanya Benner at tbenner@dps.ohio.gov. Email Tanya Benner or call (614) 752-4152 for more information.


Additional Information

Credit Hours: Students who successfully complete the program will receive 10 semester hours of academic credit through the Ohio State University – John Glenn School of Public Affairs.

Program Tuition: Email Tanya Benner or call (614) 752-4152 to determine if your agency qualifies for funding.

Room and Board: Room and board will be provided at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Training Academy at no cost. Students also may commute if desired. Students who choose not to stay at the Training Academy will be responsible for securing their own lodging and meals.

Physical Fitness: Students will participate in the Public Safety Leadership Academy Physical Fitness Program. The program is designed to help students adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Contact Us

Call #677 or click HERE to email.

Physical Location & Certified Mail Address
Ohio State Highway Patrol
1970 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43223

Mailing Address
Ohio State Highway Patrol
PO Box 182074
Columbus, Ohio 43218-2074

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