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Uniformed Division training


Unparalleled training. Boundless opportunities.

Each new Uniformed Division officer recruit receives world-class training from seasoned experts. With disciplines ranging from criminal law to emergency medicine, our trainers ensure that each recruit is prepared to successfully secure the White House and be eligible for selection in any one of the agency’s specialized units upon completion of the intensive 29-week training course.

New recruits undergo intensive training where they must successfully complete the 13-week Basic Police Training Course at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia or Artesia, New Mexico. Each recruit then receives 16 weeks of specialized instruction at our training facility near Washington, D.C.

The 29 weeks of training cover subjects including:

  • Access control
  • Police procedures
  • Criminal law
  • Firearms training
  • Emergency medicine
  • Control tactics
  • Laws of arrest
  • Driver training
  • Search and seizure
  • Police and community relations
  • Physical fitness training and testing

Classroom study is supplemented by on-the-job training. Officers attend advanced in-service training programs throughout their careers.