Training Academy

The Hattiesburg Police Department Training Academy was founded in 1978 under the direction of Chief Keith Oubre.  The Training Academy was held at Lakeview Range and was moved to the Bobby Chain Airport Complex in 1985.  The academy has celebrated over thirty years of training of The City of Hattiesburg’s finest.  Hundreds of elite officers have been trained by the staff of the academy.  The Hattiesburg Training Academy is unique in its founding; it trains only officers that are bound for service of The City of Hattiesburg.


The Hattiesburg Training Academy is a paramilitary style institution. The academy has been nationally accredited for over ten years.  The Basic Recruit Class is approximately a seventeen week rigorous training cycle.  It includes certification and training in the following area:  firearms, CPR, criminal investigation, officer survival, ethics, biased based, human relations, profiling, PPCT defensive tactics, Verbal Judo, gang investigation, narcotics investigation, pursuit driving, criminal law and other pertinent law enforcement issues.  Basic recruits are also required to exceed the minimum state standards in all areas of law enforcement.  The academy staff is also responsible for conducting in-service training for the department’s sworn personnel.



Office (601) 545-4650

Fax (601) 545 4652

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