The Training Unit has the primary responsibility to ensure that all employees meet legislated training requirements and also have adequate training to do their job effectively and efficiently. The unit does a wide range of training to ensure that our officers are some of the best-trained in the state of Washington. This includes annual in-service training in firearms (both pistol & rifle), legal updates, high-liability policies (use of force, pursuit, etc), bias-based policing, interaction with the mentally disturbed, blood-borne pathogens, and heat injuries. Additional training is done on a regular basis in areas dealing with control devices, first aid, limited-English-speaking persons, driver’s training, and more.
Read about the Police Training Officer Program.