General Training Information
The Idaho State Police Training Section develops and provides advanced law enforcement training to carefully selected individuals who wish to serve our citizens and visitors as Idaho State Police Troopers in one of six patrol districts. During its 18 weeks, the ISP Training Academy molds recruits with basic POST certification into competent and professional officers who will patrol our state’s roadways to ensure the safety of the motoring public, respond to crises, and assist in keeping the peace. The ATC training curriculum encompasses approximately 1098 hours of instruction in traffic operations, investigation, officer safety, humanities, and support services, and evolves as the profession of law enforcement grows and changes. The ISP Training Section also serves as a coordinating body for the development and presentation of specialized training to its commissioned and non-commissioned employees throughout the state, and to staff of other law enforcement agencies throughout the state.
The Idaho State Police Training Section became a centralized function in June of 1993, and moved into its newly constructed facility in Meridian, Idaho in 1994. Since that time, it has graduated 40 classes of Idaho State Police Troopers who proudly serve their state and its citizens.