School is always a huge available resource for members of the Atlantic Beach Police Department. This is where officers can gain knowledge about law enforcement. Sworn officers also attend classes to maintain their Class 1 Law Enforcement Certification.
Those attending the Basic Candidate School take a variety of classes, including Courtroom Procedures, Basic Marksmanship and Ethics in Law Enforcement. The ongoing in-service training program consists of four quarterly training sessions, with the focus on firearms, defensive tactics/ officer survival and emergency vehicle operations training. Additional training is also available.
To maintain a Class 1 Law Enforcement Certification with the Atlantic Beach Police Department, officers must meet the South Carolina state regulations annually:
- Law Enforcement Emergency Vehicle Training (non-emergency response training, emergency response training and pursuit training)
- Criminal Domestic Violence training (min 4hrs)
-Legal Update training (min 2hrs)
- Academy- approved elective training (no min)
Certification lasts three years. The above must be accomplished each of the three years. Officers must have a total of 40 hours of qualifying training to be recertified. Am officer's certification date is normally the date they graduated from the academy.
These minimum annual requirements must be met, along with the state certification requirements:
- Biased-based Profiling and Prevention training
-Blood Borne Pathogen/ TB training
-Sexual Harassment Prevention training
- Firearms Qualification
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