Upon employment the Clarksville Police Department (CPD) provides the following training:

  • Phase 1 is a 4 week in-house training program that will help you become accustomed to the department. You will be provided instruction in:
    • Chemical weapons
    • Driving under the influence (DUI) enforcement
    • Firearms
    • Impact weapons
    • Policy and procedures
    • Other areas
  • Phase 2 is a 12 week Basic Police School conducted at the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy in Donelson, TN, near Nashville. Completion of these 12 weeks provides you with a certification from the State of Tennessee. If you have a certification from another state you may be eligible to attend a three week transition academy.
  • Phase 3 is a 14 week period where recruits are assigned to a Field Training Officer. After successful completion of the program, you are then assigned to a shift and begin solo patrols.

For further assistance contact CPD Recruitment at: 931-553-5111.