The Training Unit is responsible for the post-Academy training of all sworn officers. This includes an extensive Field Training orientation for newly-hired officers, annual in-service training for experienced officers, and advanced training. By law, all sworn officers must receive a minimum of 20 hours of continuing education training each year. GTPD officers receive an average of 100 hours of advanced and specialized training each year in order to better ensure the safety of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
Every year, the Training Unit provides GTPD officers with training on topics such as Fair & Impartial Policing, Mental Health First Aid, ethics, defensive tactics, firearms proficiency, criminal procedure, and responding to active shooters.
With more than 20 state-certified law enforcement instructors on staff, GTPD is often called upon to help train officers from other police agencies throughout the state. Several of our instructors also teach classes nationally and internationally.