Academy

Applicants who are given a final conditional offer of employment must graduate from the Baton Rouge Police Academy before becoming an officer. Individuals who complete this competitive Academy receive the best, most comprehensive training across all key subjects, listed below. The table outlines these subjects, as well as the number of hours required legally and the number of hours the Baton Rouge Police Department requires.

Download a comprehensive breakdown of hours within each subject

SUBJECT TITLE

# HOURS REQUIRED

# HOURS ON SCHEDULE

Orientation to Criminal Justice 4 8
First Aid 8 8
Report Writing 12 20
Legal Aspects 40 41
Firearms 40 90
Investigations 24 38
Traffic Services 18 24
Patrol Activities 24 52
Domestic & Family Matters 12 20
Physical Training 24 66
Specialized Activities 16 81
Officer Survival 40 73
Becoming a Professional Peace Officer 10 25
Use of Force 8 8
Electives 80 201
TOTAL 360 755