The mission of the Beaverton Police Department Training Division is to provide department members with the highest quality, relevant training, conducted in a safe, professional environment in accordance with state certification mandates, department goals and best practices.
The Beaverton Police Department's primary responsibility is to provide mandatory and supplemental training to department personnel. The Training Division also maintains officers' training records and certifications, assists in the departments hiring process, and facilitates the field training evaluation program for new recruits.
The Training Division prides itself on having fully trained "in-house" instructors who are responsible for teaching a variety of courses. The Training Division has targeted specific courses to be taught annually by both department instructors and through outside training partnerships, including:
Department Policies / Case Law Updates
Residents in Mental Crisis
Force Options / Decision Making
Suspect Control Techniques
Firearms / Less Lethal Tools
Emergency Vehicle Operation
Specific Criminal Investigation Techniques
Child / Elder Abuse
First Aid / CPR
The Beaverton Police Department hosts classes throughout the year from nationally recognized training companies. Some of these classes include:
Supervision Skills / Leadership
Interview / Court Testimony
Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement
For further information on becoming a full-time or reserve Beaverton police officer, including hiring and training qualifications, visit our Officer Qualifications Page.