The Jefferson Police Department is dedicated to the training of its sworn personnel and civilian personnel. Officers in this agency receive, on average, over 70 hours of training per year.
The department utilizes a combination of in-service training, roll-call, state and federal academy training, as well as other private facilities to maintain the professional capabilities of the department. By dedication to training the department is able to fully meet its objective of providing competent, efficient law enforcement to the citizens of Jefferson.
Training is conducted on a monthly basis through an annual schedule developed by the Training Coordinator at the Jefferson Police Department. We currently have five General Instructors who teach our officers in-house. Of the five instructors, three are Firearms Instructors, three are Taser Instructors, three are Use of Force Instructors, one is a Speed Detection Instructor, one is an Active Shooter Instructor, one is a Defensive Tactics Instructor and one is a Master Resiliency Instructor.
The Jefferson Police Department has also partnered with Columbia Southern University and Nova Southeastern for the promotion of furthering the education of personnel.