Host an OTOA Training Class
Tired of sending students to class and having to pay for their travel and lodging?
We can eliminate both of those costs by sending instructor(s) to you rather than sending students to us. This allows your agency to potentially put more people through the training.

Host Agency Commitments

"Hosting" OTOA training requires some leg work on the part of the host agency.
  • LEADS teletypes - The host law enforcement agency will send a minimum of one (1) LEADS teletype to the region the training is conducted (LEADS rules & restrictions apply)
  • Assist the OTOA training division with direct coordination of training venues for EACH day of training; classroom, appropriate training venues suitable to conduct the training, live-fire ranges, etc.
  • Live Fire range classes - Host agencies are responsible to provide an appropriate live-fire range, target backers, sticks, target stands, staplers, staples, and paper targets.
"Comp" or "Free" seat criteria:
  • "Hosting" an OTOA training course is not a guarantee that your agency will be provided free training.
  • Comp or no charge seats in any OTOA training are determined on a case by case basis.
  • The OTOA does NOT guarantee any free or no charge seats for ANY training event.
  • All comp or free spots are pre-approved by the director of training.


Possibly the most critical part of the planning process for any training course is securing a location conducive to the events requirements.
Depending on the class, the host agency may be responsible for procurring the following:
  • Classroom
  • Live-fire Range
  • House(s)
  • Building(s)
  • Structure(s)
  • School(s)

Logistical Support

The work involved in hosting a training course starts the moment the agreement is signed with OTOA HQ.
Pre-Event - Once confirmed, coordinate the training event with OTOA Training Operations Chief, locate and secure classrooms, ranges, other venues as needed. Host agency is also responsible for marketing and LEADs announcements, (LEADs announcements must be sent to the OTOA Training Operations Chief).
Event - Assist with logistics and attendee needs, possible after class time/hours issues - venue changes, weather issues, etc.

Benefits of Hosting an OTOA Training Course

The primary benefit of hosting is convenience. Training in a venue close to home saves money and time.
If you are considering hosting an OTOA training event for the purpose of obtaining training at a reduced rate or no charge, please contact us directly at
The OTOA is committed to providing training within budget constraints and within reason.