Training and Certifications

Training remains one of our highest priorities on the Washington Police Department.

We are constantly training and preparing our employees to handle the vast array of challenges they face on a daily basis. Since the terrorist attacks on our country on September 11th, 2001 our officers and staff have become even more vigilant and attuned to the concerns on the home front. Your Washington Police Officers are prepared & trained to face any challenge they may encounter, especially the High Risk / Low Frequency events that do not occur on a regular basis in our community. All Officers must obtain and maintain certifications in CPR, First Aid, Blood borne Pathogens, Hazardous Materials Awareness, use of force, Criminal Law, Firearms as well as many, many other disciplines. Our Telecommunication professionals must obtain and maintain certifications in Law Enforcement Agency Data System (LEADS), CPR, Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) and Basic Telecommunication Training. All new Officers must complete the State mandated 12-week Basic Police Officer Certification course at the Illinois State Police Academy or University of Illinois Training Institute, as well as our 16-week Field Training program. All new Telecommunicators must complete a 480-hour training program in addition to the 80-hour Basic Telecommunications Training Course (Central Illinois Police Training Center). All personnel must be proficient in the use of and maintain certification in the Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

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115 W Jefferson St
Washington, IL 61571
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