Training Unit

The Columbia Police Department’s Training Unit is under the Support Services Division and consists of a Captain, Lieutenant and two Sergeants. In order to perform the complex duties of a police department employee, it is necessary for the department to have an active training program that focuses on maximizing employee self-improvement, skills, knowledge, and abilities. The Columbia Police Department utilizes the following types of programs to meet departmental needs: new hire orientation, basic recruit police training, in-service training, roll call/post shift training, remedial training and specialized training etc.