Leadership and Organizational Development Division

The Leadership and Organizational Development Division is comprised of:

The Training Unit  (LODD) facilitates all training in the department, including 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.

The unit is located at 4119 Dupont Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55412, (612) 673-2937.

Field Training

The Minneapolis Police Field Training Program is one of the longest Field Training Programs in North America. The program is five months long and is based on a proven, nationally recognized field training model, the San Jose Model.

The goals of our Field Training Program are to:

Citizens' Academy

 The  10 week course is open to people who:

Topics include:

Use of Force


K-9 Unit, 911 Operations

Emergency Response Unit

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 are requested to complete an application and have a background check completed through the Minneapolis Police Department.







Last updated Aug 20, 2018



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