It is essential to keep up with rapid advances in law enforcement technology to assist in crime fighting and the manner we provide services to the public.  It is the objective of the Port Arthur Police Department's Training Unit to produce highly-trained, qualified law enforcement officers to better serve and protect the members of our community.

The Training Division's primary goals are to manage:

  • The research, development, and administration of training at the Port Arthur Police Department, including recruit training and dispatcher training.
  • The continuing education of all sworn officers.
  • The utilization of specialized schools and outside agencies for officer training.
  • The compliance of training with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) and the department's rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • The preparation of the department's long-range training and educational requirements.
  • Maintaining officer certification, scheduling schools, and keeping up with the department's training records.