840 hours of Basic Recruit Training (480 for Regional & Lateral Training)
Criminal Justice System
Emergency Medical Training
Emergency Vehicle Operation
Law Enforcement Stress
Physical Training/Defensive Tactics
The 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.