Training of personnel is one of the most important responsibilities in any law enforcement agency. The training staff is responsible for scheduling and administering all in-service training for agency personnel.
Training serves three broad purposes. First, well trained members are generally better prepared to act decisively and correctly in a broad spectrum of situations. Second, training results in greater productivity and success. Third, training fosters cooperation and unity of purpose. The North Port Police Department provides many different types of training for our members so that they can give the community the best service possible.
The Training Section updates officers on such high-liability areas as use of force, weapons training, felony traffic stops, evidence handling procedures, domestic violence response techniques, and many other subjects.