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Police Training Academy

Mission Statement
It is the mission of the Training Unit to provide exceptional instruction on all aspects of police service, based upon a strong foundation of integrity, service before self, coupled with exceptional commitment to the Community that the Department serves.

The Department is a progressive police department dedicated to providing the community with the best in law enforcement. This is reflected in the Department's policies, procedures, training and the Department's certification through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

The Police Training Unit has the responsibility of preparing potential recruits for a professional career with the Department.

The Training Unit is an exciting and busy place. If you explore this web page, you will see the many responsibilities and activities that the Academy has been given the task to complete. Enjoy your visit.
About the Police Training Unit
The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department Training Unit was established to carry out the Department's professional commitment to the excellence of teaching all aspects of police service based upon the strong foundations of integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do.

The Training Unit conducts and coordinates training in several different areas, including Basic Recruit Training and Advanced Officer Training as well as assisting in specialized training from outside the Department.

The six (6) basic objectives of the Basic Recruit Training session are:

  1. Self-Discipline - A state of discipline which assures respect for authority; prompt obedience to orders, and the self-reliance to maintain or improve those traits that distinguish an officer of the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department.
  2. Military Skills - Individual proficiency in basic military skills.
  3. Academic Fitness - Recruits shall be required to successfully complete the standards established for all phases of their scheduled Academy training program prior to being certified as a law enforcement officer in Kansas.
  4. Physical Fitness - The ability to maintain physical fitness, endurance, and weight distribution.
  5. Military Bearing - The ability to properly wear and maintain uniforms and practice personal hygiene.
  6. Esprit de Corps - The common spirit existing within the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department that inspires enthusiasm, devotion to duty, pride, initiative, aggressiveness, determination, moral integrity, camaraderie, and is essentially the willingness to work with and for others for excellence in reaching common goals.

Basic Recruit Training (BRT) encompasses approximately 960 hours of training in subjects required to produce a basic Police Officer who functions effectively in the field such as:

  • Police Patrol Procedures
  • Investigations Procedures
  • Human Relations
  • Officer Safety
  • State Statutes
  • City Ordinances
  • Laws of Search and Seizure
  • Constitutional Law

The Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center requires forty (40) hours of Advanced Officer Training for every Officer every year. Advanced Officer Training consists of updated training in areas such as:

  • State and Constitutional Law
  • Defensive Driving
  • Handgun, Shotgun and Rifle Training
  • Policy Review
  • Community Policing
  • Defensive Tactics

The Training Unit also assists other Units and outside agencies in scheduling and conducting advanced and specialized training. In doing this, the Training Unit keeps the officers of the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department on the cutting edge of all current and updated law enforcement tools.

It is the mission of the Training Unit to provide exceptional instruction on all aspects of police service, based upon a strong foundation of integrity, service before self, coupled with exceptional commitment to the Community that the Department serves.

To receive an application/information packet or talk to a Recruiter, call: (913)596-7057 or (913)596-2056. You can call the Job Announcement Hotline at (913)573-5668.

  • The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.

The Oath of Honor

Honor, integrity, and the pursuit of knowledge will

never be betrayed. I will always hold myself and

others accountable for having the courage to do the

right thing.

 

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