The Training Section provides employees of the Department with high quality training including both entry level and in-service training. Additionally the Training Section has the responsibility for coordinating and arranging all outside training, processing all Departmental travel, coordinating and monitoring academy training for new sworn officers, conducting both pre and post academy orientation for new employees, maintaining training records for all employees and operating all classroom and firearms range facilities.
The City of Miami Beach demands that it's police officers maintain the highest level of proficiency, skill and professionalism. The Training Section is a crucial entity in maintaining these high standards.
The Firearms Range Office is part of the Training Section and holds the responsibility for conducting all firearms training and ensuring sworn officers maintain a high degree of skill with both firearms and non-lethal weapons. All sworn police officers and detention officers qualify annually with their firearms. Regular officer recertification of non-lethal weapons is also conducted.
Besides conducting training, personnel assigned to the Firearms Range Office are certified armorers for most of the firearm types utilized throughout the Department and provide firearm repair and maintenance services as well.
Combined In-Service Training Calendar October - December 2009