The Training Unit consists of a sergeant who report to the Special Operations Captain.
Training personnel is responsible for maintaining all officers' certifications and equipment. This includes recording, scheduling, and researching current training issues.
The Training Sergeant also coordinates the following:
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:
- Traffic Accident Investigations
- Driver safety
- Firearms Instruction
- Hostage Negotiations