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
# HOURS REQUIRED
# HOURS ON SCHEDULE
|Orientation to Criminal Justice||4||4|
|Domestic & Family Matters||12||12|
|Becoming a Professional Peace Officer||16||19|
|Use of Force||12||12|