Academy Curriculum

880 hours of Basic Recruit Training (480 hrs Regional/Lateral & 240 hrs Fast Track)


Criminal Justice System

Criminal/Constitutional Law

Emergency Medical Training

Emergency Vehicle Operation


Human Relations

Interpersonal Communications

Law Enforcement Stress

Patrol Procedures

Physical Training/Defensive Tactics

Practical Applications

Professional Conduct

Riot Control Training

Written Communications

mpd-academy-logo-roundThe Memphis Police Academy provides law enforcement training and education, which will ensure that the citizens of Memphis remain secure in the knowledge that their protectors are capable, well prepared and confident.  It is a complicated and demanding mission, requiring constant review and revision of all training programs and a commitment to excellence.

The Memphis Police Department Training Academy utilizes practical application and classroom training to respond to the rapid social changes in our community.  To provide the highest quality police service, police officers are also equipped with sensitivity and respect, in addition to fundamental skills and abilities.  The Memphis Police Academy’s diverse curriculum prepares officers to provide quality, professional police service.

Crime cannot be controlled unless there is a bond of trust between the community and its police officers.  The Memphis Police Training Academy’s excellence in instruction and its commitment to respect for human dignity are principle elements in the process that creates and strengthens the bonds.

Interested in Joining The Best in Blue? Contact one of our Recruiters.