Listed below are a majority of the specialty skills training training sessions for 2021. 

We are in need of Instructors in multiple areas, but especially in these “skill” areas.

We refer to the "Special Skills" as the following areas of training:

    >Firearms Training
    >Driver Training
    >Defensive Tactics Training
    >Speed Measurement Training
    >Critical Incident Training-(CIT)
    >DUI / SFST training
    >Applied Patrol Tactics (APT)-BLE
    >Entry Level Jail Practicals (ELJ)-BJA

Special Skills Training Coordinator Michael Darden is in charge of coordinating all of the
above skill

areas at both the Basic and In-Service level, including Instructor level training.

We are posting the dates in advance with the hope that instructors will contact the academy indicating

their desire to assist. Prior coordination of officers with their supervisors and training officers regarding the dates will hopefully result in increased availability.

The dates may be “ranges” of dates, and may need to be adjusted slightly, for example they may include state holidays, but this will give you an idea when the courses are.

If you are interested in helping, please see the links in the blue box to the right for opportunities to do so. If you have any questions, feel free to visit the Academy Staff page and contact the person in charge of any area.

To see a PDF Version of the Special Skills and their dates CLICK HERE

Basic Law Enforcement Academy  

97th Basic Law Enforcement Academy ---  July 12, 2021 --- December 16, 2021

  • Firearms                              August 27 --  September 10, 2021
  • Defensive Tactics               October 12 -- October 29, 2021
  • Driver Training                   September 17  --  September 29, 2021   

Basic Jailor Academy

101st Basic Jailor Academy --- June 28 -- Sept. 16, 2021

  • Firearms                            July 12  --  July 21, 2021
  • Defensive Tactics             August 9 --  August 25, 2021

102nd Basic Jailor Academy --- Sept. 20 -- December 14, 2021

  • Firearms                            Oct. 4  --  Oct. 14, 2021
  • Defensive Tactics             Nov. 1 --  Nov. 19, 2021

Skill Instructor Courses & Recert Courses
If you are interested in becoming an Instructor, please attend one of the Instructor Development Courses. Please see the Training Calendar for additional information and pre-requisites. 

Defensive Tactics Instructor Development School                     June 21 - 30, 2021

Defensive Tactics Instructor Recert                                           June 29 - 30, 2021

Firearms Instructor Development School                                   May 3 - 12 , 2021

Firearms Instructor Recert                                                          May 11 - 12, 2021

Driver Instructor Recert                                                                   TBD

Specialty Skills Training

Crater Criminal Justice Training Academy

Archived instructor sign-ups

Instructors are needed for the below upcoming classes