Training is a priority for the entire Madison Police Department staff. Alabama Police Officer Standards and Training (APOST)-mandated certification and in-service sessions are taught by trained Department instructors to all sworn police officers employed by the Department. Up-to-date training is also important for all members of non-sworn support staff.
The Department also utilizes various training courses throughout the United States. Officers sent to these facilities receipt classroom and hands-on training on subjects such as the following: