PREPARING DOVER’S FINEST
The Planning and Training Unit is responsible for all aspects of training, recruitment, and applicant testing. Planning and Training ensures that all sworn and civilian members of the department receive training in compliance with the standards established by the Delaware Council On Police Training (COPT), Departmental Policies, CALEA standards, and Federal mandates. The Planning and Training Unit also provides training to outside agencies that request assistance with their training needs. The unit is also responsible for all newly hired police officers through their completion of the Field Training Program. Throughout the year, Planning and Training participates in various job fairs in the local region in an effort to recruit qualified and diverse applicants.
In 2012, the Planning and Training Unit coordinated a total of 8,211 hours of training for the department’s certified officers along with 280 hours of training for the civilian employees.