Halton Regional Police Service
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Training

The Halton Regional Police ServiceTraining Bureau is dedicated to providing relevant, consistent, timely and cost effective training to sworn and civilian personnel that meets or exceeds mandated and legislated standards. The Bureau researches, develops, delivers and evaluates training programs to fulfill both organizational and individual learning and developmental needs.

It is directed by an Inspector and managed by a Staff Sergeant who oversees the budget, administration, research and development of training and supervision of personnel. A Training Sergeant and two Administrative Assistants support the Staff Sergeant and Training Bureau staff members.

The Training Sergeant is responsible for coordinating a variety of training strategies used within the HRPS and encourages a continuous learning environment. Specific duties include:

  • Administration of legislative updates and training bulletins
  • Coordination of on-site training, video training tapes and coach officers
  • Supervision of instructors assigned to the Training Bureau

The Bureau's Administrative Assistants are in charge of:

  • Records management
  • Registering members for all internal, external, distance learning and/or seminar courses, including recruit training. External courses include those held at the Ontario and Canadian Police Colleges, along with other training facilities.

The Halton Regional Police Service Training Bureau Team includes nine full-time Use of Force instructors.

Each of these uniform members is provincially certified to train fellow police officers in:

  • Tactical communications
  • Empty hand techniques
  • Intermediate weapons (Conducted Energy Weapons, baton, OC (pepper) spray
  • Judgment training
  • Firearms

Use of Force Instructors also:

  • Research, develop and deliver training for pistol, conducted energy weapons and shotgun re-qualification
  • Offer Immediate Rapid Deployment (IRD) training
  • Provide advanced training in building searches and vehicle stops and emergency response tactics
  • Maintain records and statistics on officer Use-of-Force

In addition to the Use of Force components provided, members of the Training Bureau are also responsible for the orientation and in-house training for all new recruits, experienced (lateral transfer) officers, and Cadets hired by the Service. The Training Bureau also provides investigative, developmental, and supervisory training to a variety of areas in the service and facilitates local courses through the Ontario Police College and other external training providers. An officer in the unit is also dedicated to the delivery and development of E-learning material, an innovative way of providing high content, interactive, and cost-effective content to Service members.