Training & Recruitment

Law Enforcement training has evolved over the years to better prepare Officers for the challenges of the present and the future, by building on the strengths of the past; and avoiding the mistakes.  Just as a Physician, a Nurse, or any other Professional Occupation require a State License; Law Enforcement Officers in Florida must meet mandatory standards to maintain certification.  The training includes, but isn't limited too: Cultural Diversity, Safe & Legal Traffic Stops, Elderly Exploitation, Juvenile Sex Offenders, Domestic Violence, and Physiological Response Dynamics. The Indian Shores Police Department both meets and exceeds the standards set forth by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.  The in-house instructors MUST be qualified by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, under the authority of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.  The Department is proud to have experienced State Certified Field Training Officers, to provide necessary exposure to new Recruit Police Officers.  In addition, ISPD has an instructor with advanced training in weapons use, including handguns, patrol rifles, and Tasers.  Officers are given the opportunity for advanced Disaster Preparedness Training at Ft. McClellan, Alabama, paid for entirely by F.E.M.A.  ISPD Officers also attend training regularly at area Law Enforcement Academies.