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Training Academy

The Louisiana State Police Training Academy provides basic training for State Police cadets and continuing training for troopers through quarterly firearms training and annual in-service training. The Academy also provides continuing education training for other law enforcement agencies as well as DPS non-commissioned personnel.


LSP Cadet Training

In-Service Training

Emergency Vehicle Operations Center

Applied Technology

Firearms Training


7901 Independence Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
(225) 925-6121 (phone)
(225) 925-6106 (fax)
   


LSP Cadet Training

The Louisiana State Police Training Academy has developed an extensive training program in which the cadet is trained and educated to become self-disciplined, vocationally competent, mentally mature, physically sound, emotionally stable, and a leader in the community. Cadets participate in a demanding course of study involving classroom work, independent assignments, and practical "hands on" training. Cadets undergo an intensive physical training regimen throughout the duration of the academy, and are prepared to perform the duties of a Louisiana State Trooper upon graduation from the academy.

Academy Life Photo Albums


In-Service Training

Every commissioned Trooper, DPS Officer, and DPS Investigator is required to attend an annual in-service training cycle. The typical in-service is a 40-hour week, consisting of advanced firearms tactics, defensive tactics, active shooter response, use of force policy review, officer safety updates, emergency vehicle driving tactics, defensive driving recertification, legal updates, and wellness classes. Participants are also put through a physical fitness assessment and a timed obstacle course, both of which are aligned with the real-world aspects of the job.

In-Service Photo Albums


Emergency Vehicle Operations Center

The Louisiana State Police Emergency Vehicle Operations Center (EVOC) is located on approximately 270 acres at the Joint Emergency Services Training Center in Zachary, Louisiana. This facility allows the Academy to teach Emergency Vehicle Operations, Defensive Driving, Officer Survival and Dignitary Protection to both law enforcement personnel and civilians.

EVOC includes an administrative building that houses the EVOC staff, a 50 student classroom, and a driving and firearms simulator room. There is also an on-site garage capable of routine vehicle maintenance and repairs to maintain the vehicle fleet that is permanently assigned to the facility. The driving area includes a 400' x 600' skills pad, a skid pad, an urban grid, and an exterior circumference of 2 miles, which includes a 2/3 mile straight-away with a simulated interstate. Other types of roadways include secondary highways and dirt/gravel roads. A main tower located in the center of the driving course manages traffic-control devices at key intersections and has full communication capabilities.


Applied Technology

The Applied Technology Section is responsible for installation, maintenance, and recertification of all Intoxilyzer 5000 instruments. Applied Technology is also the coordinating section for the Standardized Field Sobriety and Drug Evaluation and Classification programs for Louisiana. Since 2004 the section has conducted Intoxilyzer 5000, SFST and Drug Recognition training for over 8,000 law enforcement officers, prosecutors and judges.


Firearms Training

The Firearms Training Section houses a state-of-the-art facility, equipped with a 75 student classroom, a weapons cleaning room, a climate-controlled indoor area for dry-firing exercises, and several administrative offices. There are seven live fire ranges, including a rifle range to allow shooters to fire from up to 300 meters. There are two live-fire shoot-houses and one horseshoe range to allow shooters to fire from various shooting locations. Troopers, DPS Officers and Investigators, and law enforcement officers from various local, state, and federal agencies utilize the firearms training section throughout the year. There are 3 additional classrooms located in the building adjacent to the Firearms training sections with an additional weapons cleaning room. Administrative offices are also available in each of the buildings.