Leadership and Organizational Development Division
The Leadership and Organizational Development Division is comprised of:
- Field Training Program
- MPD Police Academy
- Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)
- MPD Range.
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.
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:
- Recruit, select, and retain experienced officers of the highest caliber to serve as Field Training Officers (FTOs) and Field Training Sergeants (FTSs), and
- Phase recruits into the Minneapolis Police Department through use of training and practical experience in the field.
The 10 week course is open to people who:
- Are 18 years of age;
- Live or work in Minneapolis; or are parents, partners, or spouses of employees of Minneapolis Police Department; and
- Pass a background check.
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 Jul 19, 2018