Gold Rush Police Department

📍 9814 – 17st Gold Rush city USA
Police Academy

Police Academy

Police Training

Police Officer Academy Training

In developing its professional staff, the United States Capitol Police (USCP) empowers individuals to reach their full potential, ensuring professional growth and career opportunities within the Department.

Trainees begin their classes and training immediately upon hire, while receiving full pay and are appointed to the rank of Private. Generally, the first week of training will consist of orientation at the Capitol Police Training Academy in Cheltenham, Maryland.

Next, trainees typically will participate in 12 weeks of intensive training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)

Man, woman and gun training with aim, outdoor target or hand position at police, army or security a

​After graduating from FLETC, trainees will return to the United States Capitol Police Training Academy in Cheltenham, Maryland, for 13 weeks of specialized training. Graduates from the Academy are appointed to the rank of Private with Training and next are assigned to an experienced training officer in the field to continue their skills development through on-the-job experience.

In addition to the USCP Physical Abilities Test (PAT), the physical training while attending the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and the United States Capitol Police Training Academy will include cardiovascular (aerobic and anaerobic) and muscular (strength and endurance) conditioning. The primary methods used will be running (both sprints and distance), weight resistance, and calisthenics. All trainees will be required to fully participate in all physical training activities.

Training covers such areas as:

Officer Safety and Survival
Communications and Interviewing
Constitutional and Federal Law
Criminal Law
Arrest Techniques
Defensive Tactics
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