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OPD Approved for Police Academy

The Owensboro Police Department
Tim Jagielo
The Owensboro Police Department

The department will offer recruits the required 20 weeks of police training in Owensboro

The Owensboro Police Department has been approved to provide police training. WNIN’s John Gibson reports:

The OPD says it’s devoted countless hours in the past two years to develop a Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy.

A new 5000-square-foot building was built with 2 classrooms, 3 offices, a kitchen, a fitness area, a simulator room, a firearm cleaning/maintenance room, bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers.

Following the work, the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council approved the Owensboro department’s request.

The OPD says recruits can now attend the required 20 weeks of training in Owensboro.

They’ll receive training in Patrol Procedures, Physical Training, Vehicle Operations, Defensive Tactics, Criminal Law, Traffic and DUI Enforcement, Firearms, Criminal Investigations, Report Writing, and Tactical Responses to Crisis Situations.

The OPD says it will soon have more information about the opportunity to be a part of its first academy class.