The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Police Department provides training in job related topics for its officers. Training is one of the most important responsibilities of any law enforcement agency and serves three broad purposes. First, well trained officers are better prepared to act decisively and correctly in a broad spectrum of situations. Second, training results in greater productivity and effectiveness. Finally, training fosters cooperation and unity of purpose.
Because Police officers are required by state law to receive a minimum of 40 hours of in-service training each year to maintain their certification, our Training Division is committed to providing our officers with the best training possible, from courses available through area state and federal agencies. Annual training is mandatory for firearms, and our officers also receive training in such topics as first aid, CPR, and use of force, as well as other timely topics. We also receive training in cultural diversity, victim/witness assistance, response to interpersonal violence, community policing, and University rsponse to an active shooter.
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