The Sheriff’s Office Training Division is charged with providing both in-service training, and advanced and specialized training in all areas of law enforcement.
To reach that goal, the division works closely with the Southwest Florida Public Service Academy to provide instructors for ongoing law enforcement-related academies.
In-service courses are presented to personnel in order to maintain officer’s certification requirements. Many of these requirements are set by the state of Florida and other regulatory bodies. These courses include instruction in firearms, blood borne pathogens, hazardous materials, defensive tactics, chemical weapons, use of force, legal updates, tazer, ‘Verbal Judo” (tactical communications), first response to medical emergencies, domestic violence, juvenile and sex crimes, suicide prevention, responding to active shooter, conducting safe traffic stops and drug and alcohol recognition.
Support courses provided to all personnel in the Sheriff’s Office include cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), personal safety / self awareness.