PTO (Police Training Officer) National Academy

PTO National Academy Mission Statement

To inform and educate America’s law enforcement agencies regarding the benefits of implementing the Police Training Officer Program model of post academy training. We will then assist these agencies in their efforts toward successfully transitioning to that model by providing the highest quality training and technical assistance possible.

Training Courses

Basic Course

Train the Trainer


Contact Us

National PTO Academy
Southern Police Institute, University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky 40292
Phone: (502) 852-8889     Fax: (502) 852-0335

PTO Coordinator:
Barry L. Madden


This project was supported by cooperative agreement # 207-CK-WX-K021, awarded by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view or opinions contained within this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.