“Investing in Ohio’s future leaders is critical to the safety and security of our state. The Public Safety Leadership Academy is an investment in Ohio’s law enforcement leaders so they may go forward in their careers and continue to effectively lead others.”
The Public Safety Leadership Academy (PSLA) is an 11-week cohort-based leadership course (PUBAFRS 4600) offered by the John Glenn College of Public Affairs in partnership with the Ohio Department of Public Safety. Students are law enforcement leaders from across the state and include State Highway Patrol, officers from local police departments, and county sheriffs. Upon successful completion, graduates receive 10 undergraduate credit hours.
The specialized curriculum includes content in the areas of leadership and ethics; interpersonal and organizational communication; public management and budgeting; organizational theory; human resources management; and organizational behavior in law enforcement. Students also attend enrichment events and executive level development seminars led by distinguished speakers from both the government and private sector.