Training Unit


The Training Unit consists of one Sergeant who reports to the Special Operations Lieutenant.

The Training Sergeant is responsible for maintaining all officers' police certifications and equipment. This includes recording, scheduling, and researching current training issues.

Officers Take Written Test

Training is a priority not only for the Patrol Division but the entire Department. Alabama Police Officer Standards and Training (APOST) mandated certification and in-service sessions are taught by trained Department instructors.

The Department also utilizes various training courses throughout the U.S Officers sent to these facilities receive classroom and hands-on training on subjects such as:

  • Traffic accident investigations
  • Driver safety
  • Firearms instruction
  • Supervision
  • Hostage negotiations
Action Training

The Training Sergeant also coordinates: