Training Division

The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Training Division provides basic training as well as in-service continuing education for our 250 full-time deputies, nearly 200 reserve deputies, and 400 detention officers. The 8 members of the training staff are assisted by other deputies and detention officers to accomplish this task as efficiently as possible.

The Training Division Operates & Maintains Two Different Facilities



The OCSO Training Center Offers


  • 4 firearms ranges
  • Explosives disposal range
  • Rappel tower
  • Law enforcement driving facility

The Spencer Training Center Offers


  • 3 classrooms
  • Computer lab for academic needs of our agency and other local law enforcement agencies in the OKC Metro area

Law Enforcement Education


Sheriff Taylor's dedication to law enforcement education has been proven time and time again by his willingness to allow law enforcement officers from other agencies to take advantage of our classes and training events at no charge.

All Oklahoma County deputies attend a law enforcement mini academy each year to meet the state mandated training requirements set forth by the Counsel on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET).

Law Enforcement Mini Academies Include


  • Firearms training and qualification
  • Law enforcement drivers training
  • Legal education updates
  • Character and ethics training along with other subjects that change each year

Detention Officer Training Includes


  • CPR and first aid
  • Defensive tactics
  • Oklahoma State Jail Standards Training
  • Other subjects that change each year

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