The challenge of keeping police officers’ skills and knowledge up to date is the responsibility of the Covington Police Department's Training Division, where training is viewed not as a cost, but an investment. Each new officer attends a 13-week basic academy followed by 14 weeks of training in the field before they are ready to serve the needs of the community. All experienced officers hone their skills and knowledge year-round.
Serving officers attend regular in-service training. In addition, there are video courses, specialty schools and classes, guest trainers and online educational opportunities made available. In order to maximize a limited budget, much of the training is conducted by our own officers who specialize in certain fields, and we frequently seek government grants for classes provided through outside agencies.
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