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Procedure D - Training Procedures
Commission Procedure D-2

Continuing Professional Training and Perishable Skills

  1. Purpose

    1-1.Continuing Professional Training (CPT), Advanced Officer Course, and Perishable Skills

    This Commission procedure provides the recommended CPT topics, Advanced Officer Course requirements, and alternative methods for satisfying the CPT/Perishable Skills requirement. In accordance with Regulation 1052, the content, testing, and instructional methodology requirements for the perishable skills required by Regulation 1005(d) shall be met from the following:

    • Tactical Firearms 
    • Driver Training/Awareness 
    • Arrest & Control 
    • Strategic Communications 
    • Use of Force 
  2. CPT Topics and Advanced Officer Course Requirements

    2-2.Recommended CPT Topics and Advanced Officer Requirements

    The Commission recommends the following topics be considered for CPT, but not required, for officers assigned to enforcement duties:

    • New Laws
    • Recent Court Decisions and/or Search and Seizure Refresher
    • Officer Survival Techniques
    • New Concepts, Procedures, Technology
    • Discretionary Decision Making (Practical Field Problems)
    • Civil Liability‑Causing Subjects
    • Ethics

    The Advanced Officer Courses shall consist of time blocks of not less than two hours each, regardless of the subject matter, with an overall minimum of no less than 24 hours. The maximum time period for presenting an Advanced Officer Course is 180 days. Completion of an Advanced Officer Course satisfies the Continuing Professional Training requirement.

  3. 3-3.Non POST-Certified Courses

    The successful completion of the following non POST-certified courses satisfies the CPT requirement:

    Course Presenter
    Special Weapons and Tactics Entities of the United States Armed Forces
    FBI National Academy Federal Bureau of Investigation
    FBI National Executive Institute Federal Bureau of Investigation
    Hazardous Devices School, AL Federal Bureau of Investigation
    Post-Blast Investigative Techniques Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
    Anti-Terrorism Course Federal or State Agency, approved federal contractor
    Weapons of Mass Destruction Course Federal or State Agency, approved federal contractor
    National Sheriff's Institute National Sheriffs Association
    Traffic Accident Reconstruction 1 Northwestern University Public Safety Center
    Traffic Accident Reconstruction 2 Northwestern University Public Safety Center
    School of Police Staff and Command Northwestern University Public Safety Center
    Senior Managers Leadership Program Northwestern University Public Safety Center
    Senior Management Institute for Police Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
    Dignitary Protection Service United States Secret Service
    Forensic Video Analysis, Level I University of Indianapolis
    Forensic Video Analysis, Level II University of Indianapolis
    Forensic Video Analysis, Level III University of Indianapolis

Procedure D-2 adopted and incorporated by reference into Commission Regulation 1005 on April 15, 1982, and amended January 24, 1985, July 1, 2000, September 11, 2000, November 11, 2000, January 1, 2002, September 12, 2002, May 7, 2003, August 7, 2003, January 29, 2004, September 12, 2005, August 26, 2006, January 29, 2011, and March 23, 2021 is herein incorporated by reference.