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Procedure D - Training Procedures
Commission Procedure D-2

Continuing Professional Training and Perishable Skills


Purpose

2-1. 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:

  • Arrest and Control
  • Driver Training/Awareness or Driving Simulator 
  • Tactical Firearms or Force Options Simulator
  • Communications Training  

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.

2-3. 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.