Individuals accepted into the auxiliary program will undergo 40 hours of training at the Shreveport Police Regional Training Academy. Classes are conducted Thursdays over a 10 week period. The staff of the Shreveport Police Training Academy and supervising officers provide the necessary training to provide applicants with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of them for the nature of their assigned tasks.
Training Dates: TBA
Field Training Program
After completing the ten weeks of classroom study, successful graduates go into the Field Training Program. Trainees are assigned to a field training officer with whom they will ride once a week for a 90 day probationary period. During this time, they get hands-on training in traffic control, tow sheet preparation, writing parking citations, radio procedures, police driving, and other duties and situations they are likely to encounter while on patrol.
Auxiliary officers attend a monthly retraining and informational meeting at the police station. They can also take advantage of additional training at the academy such as gang and narcotics identification.
When properly trained, the chief of police will authorize issuance of an identification card as well as an initial issue of uniforms and equipment. The chief of police sets specifications for uniforms and other items of equipment or supplies for auxiliary officers as deemed necessary and in the best interest of the City of Shreveport. Uniforms are worn by auxiliary officers only when they are on active duty.