The Scranton Police Training Unit evaluates the needs and assesses the deficiencies of the department and creates comprehensive programs to meet those needs in order to maintain professional levels in all aspects of police work. We also coordinate with outside agencies seeking specialists in the community to offer their expertise to department personnel.
The Training Unit educates officers in the use of both lethal and less-than-lethal munitions and are required to demonstrate proficiency in regards to these munitions. Strict training guidelines are followed in regards to firearms training and certifications.
Some of the training programs offered to officers are:
- Handgun Training
- Shotgun Training
- Patrol Rifle
- Less-than-lethal munitions (bean bag)
- First Aid
The dedication to our programs and high training standards has resulted in the Scranton Police Department becoming a recognized and respected institution. The Training Unit is responsible for training of all officers employed by the City of Scranton.
All officers are required to complete annual firearms qualifications and legal updates.