The Training Division is responsible for ensuring all employees receive training as needed for their positions: this consists of new hire training, field training, and continuing education.
The State of Missouri requires that all commissioned officers receive a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education on a yearly basis. Out of these 24 hours:
- 2 hours must be legal studies
- 2 hours of interpersonal hours
- 2 hours of skill development-firearms
- 2 hours of technical studies
- 1 hour of racial profiling
- 16 hours of electives
With approximately 100 commissioned deputies, the Training Division hosts five three-day in-service trainings yearly to allow our deputies to meet this standard.
On a yearly basis over 3,000 hours of training are provided to our employees from both internal and outside training providers.