Training Division

Training coordinates all department training. This includes the Citizens’ Academy,  in-service training, defensive tactics training, driving training and numerous other programs to maintain professional standards, legal requirements and professional development for MPD personnel.

Training Division


Field Training

The Minneapolis Police Field Training Program for new officers is five months long. It is based on the nationally recognized field training model, the San Jose Model.

Field Training Program Goals:

Citizens' Academy

 The  10 week course is open to people who:

Citizens Academy Topics:

NOTE: Seating is limited. Priority is given to those applicants who commit to becoming block leaders. When a class is full, we put non-block leaders on a waiting list.  

For any questions or for information on registering for the class contact:
Mary Lou Fiala  at 612- 673-3420.

Applicants will complete an application and have a background check completed through the Minneapolis Police Department.







Last updated Mar 14, 2019



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