Training Division

Responsibilities & Services

The function of the Training Division is to provide and coordinate the training for all department personnel (both sworn and civilian). The Training Division's goal is to provide proactive job-specific training that will improve job performance and proficiency through effective and efficient training. The Norfolk Police Training Division takes great pride in providing training that meets or exceeds all of the Department of Criminal Justice Services' (DCJS) training standards and requirements.

Educational Needs

In response to the educational needs of the Norfolk Police Department, the training division provides relevant and effective training such as:

  • Basic Recruit training
  • Firearms training
  • In-service training
  • Instructor certification and re-certification training
  • Training for outside agencies as authorized by the Chief of Police

Other specialized training:

  • Diversity and human relations training
  • Ethics training
  • Incident Command System Training
  • Special operations team training
  • Terrorism Training