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Peace officer Accredited TRaining OnLine (PATROL) is available anywhere law enforcement professionals have access to the internet. Officers can take courses anytime to earn credits that meet both continuing education requirements and industry mandates.

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Course Catalog

All courses provide training specified under the Minnesota POST Board’s In-service Learning Objectives and are eligible for 1 POST credit. Browse all course offerings below.


Serving Those with Autism Spectrum Disorder – Part 1

This course will provide you with a foundational understanding of autism, to prepare you for further study of strategies and practices for safe and effective interactions with people on the spectrum.

Serving Those with Autism Spectrum Disorder – Part 2

Learn to understand how demographic differences may result in some people being more disadvantaged by autism than others; and learn use strategies and practices that promote safe, effective, and positive outcomes in situations involving persons with ASD.

Serving Those with Autism Spectrum Disorder – Part 3

Prepare to conduct safe and effective interventions in crisis situations involving people with autism, and to promote their wellbeing by working in partnership with caregivers and families.

Serving Those with Autism Spectrum Disorder – Part 4

This course will prepare you to use strategies and practices that promote safe, effective, and positive outcomes in specific call types and enforcement contacts involving autism spectrum disorder.

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Conflict Management and Mediation

Persuasion and De-escalation

Provides officers with information to increase their abilities to influence and de-escalate people in order to achieve voluntary compliance.

Procedural Justice and Police Legitimacy

Equip officers to better demonstrate their commitment to fair and impartial policing through the use of procedural justice approaches and methodologies.

True North Constitutional Policing (5-Part Course) 

This course was built on the vision that all peace officers hold the Constitution as their True North compass point for guiding actions and decisions. The topics were selected by the court in an effort to bring greater success to law enforcement. (5 Credits)

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Crimes Motivated by Bias 

Crimes Motivated by Bias   

Learn to identify and investigate bias-motivated crimes, and ensure those crimes are accurately reported.

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Crisis & Mental Health Intervention

72-Hour Holds – Update

Make lawful decisions about taking people into custody for the evaluation and treatment of mental illness, developmental disability, chemical dependency, and intoxication in public.

Best Practices in Mental Health Crisis Response

Familiarize officers with best practices for safe and effective resolution of mental health crisis calls, and the emerging expectations as to the use of force in mental health crisis situations.

Mental Health – Part 1/Introduction

This course provides officers with foundational knowledge of mental illness and related issues, and addresses Minnesota POST Crisis Intervention and Mental Illness Learning.

Mental Health – Part 2/Assessment 

This training provides officers with insight into the societal and cultural challenges that may be associated with mental illness, to assist officers in delivering fair and impartial treatment.

Mental Health – Part 3/Intervention 

Aid officers in selecting and implementing appropriate intervention strategies to influence the behavior of people in crisis.

Mental Health – Part 4/Capstone 

This course will demonstrate the appropriate use of assessment skills and intervention and de-escalation strategies in scenarios with persons showing signs of mental illness and/or high emotional intensity.

Preventing In-Custody Suicide 

Become familiar with the warning signs that an arrestee or inmate may be at a heightened risk of suicide. Course will provide suggestions about how you can minimize the risk of suicide for individuals in custody.

Wellness and Emotional Resilience – Parts 1 & 2 

This two-part series will help you better understand wellness and be proactive in managing your mental and physical health.

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Critical Knowledge

2023 Legislative Update

This course familiarizes officers with new laws following the 2023 legislative session.

Arrest Warrants

Legal training to aid in the lawful execution of arrest warrants.

Civil Matters: Repossession and Eviction

This course will assist officers in recognizing their appropriate role, and avoiding liability, when responding to disputes involving moveable and real property.

Data Practices for Frontline Officers

This course will help you comply with the Data Practices Act while carrying out frontline law enforcement functions.

Duty to Protect

Help officers recognize when they are, and are not, legally obligated to act for the protection of others.

Ethical Use of Computers and Databases

This course provides officers with the information necessary to use computers and law enforcement databases without running afoul of state or federal laws or department policies.

Extreme Risk Protection Orders 

This course will familiarize you with Extreme Risk Protection Orders and your duties relating to them. 

Exigent Circumstances

Information that assists officers in correctly identifying and responding to exigent circumstances.

Firearms – Parts 1 & 2

Equip officers with the information necessary to accurately enforce Minnesota’s firearms laws.

Liability Issues in Emergency Vehicle and Pursuit Operations

Help officers recognize emergency vehicle and pursuit driving circumstances where officer discretion exists, and to exercise that discretion responsibly.

Line of Duty Injuries and Prevention

Make officers aware of law enforcement duties and job activities that most frequently result in injuries, and will provide officers with ideas and strategies for injury reduction.

Misdemeanor Arrests and Stops 

Properly exercise your authority to arrest people and make investigatory stops for misdemeanor offenses.

Narcan Carry and Use 

Learn to assess opioid overdose victims and properly administer naloxone in combination with basic life support.

No-Knock Warrants

This course familiarizes officers with recent statutory amendments pertaining to no-knock search warrants and strategies for mitigating the risk of surprise entries.

Policing Protests

Framework for officers to understand and discharge their roles in policing First Amendment-protected protest activities.

Preventing Harmful Workplace Behaviors

Foster a healthy work environment by raising awareness of workplace behaviors that are harmful to coworkers, including sexual harassment.

Protecting and Serving the LGBTQ+ Community

This course will help officers build trust with and effectively serve the LGBTQ+ community.

Professional Conduct and Ethics

Familiarize officers with Minnesota’s standards of Professional Conduct for Peace Officers.

Officer Safety Searches

Learn when Terry frisks, vehicle frisks, protective sweeps, and searches incident to arrest are legally justified to protect officer safety.

To Serve, Protect and Document – Part 1

Tips and suggestions for improving the quality of law enforcement reports.

To Serve, Protect and Document – Part 2

Requisite knowledge to prepare high quality narrative reports.

Vehicle Searches

Update your knowledge of the legal standards for warrantless vehicle searches based on the automobile exception, the incident-to-arrest exception, and the consent exception to the warrant requirement.

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Diversity & Cultural Differences

Implicit Bias – Part 1

Information to help identify and understand implicit bias and the negative impacts it can have on law enforcement and the communities we serve.

Implicit Bias – Part 2

Provides officers with suggestions for reducing the impact of implicit bias on law enforcement decisions and police-community relationships.

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AWAIR and Employee Right-to-Know

Information you can use to protect yourself and your coworkers against health and safety hazards that routinely exist in the law enforcement workplace.

Bloodborne Pathogens

A detailed examination of bloodborne pathogens, their means of transmission, methods to avoid exposure, and procedures to follow in case of exposure.

Hazardous Materials Awareness Training – Part 1/Level 1 

Level 1 Hazmat Awareness Training course (Part 1). Training at this level is all about being defensive. That is recognizing the presence of a hazardous or dangerous material, protecting yourself, calling for appropriately trained folks to deal with it, and securing the area.

Hazardous Materials Awareness Training – Part 2/Level 2

Level 1 Hazmat Awareness Training course (Part 2). Complete your training as a Level 1 (Awareness) Hazmat Responder.

Hearing Conservation 

Information about occupational exposure to noise, the effect this can have on hearing, and hearing conservation practices.

Lead Awareness 

Information about lead, its uses, and associated health effects of lead generated at the gun range. Also provided are best practices to prevent lead poisoning during practice and qualifying.

Personal Protective Equipment

A POST accredited course designed to help law enforcement officers meet the OSHA Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) training requirement.

Personal Protective Equipment

A detailed examination of portable fire extinguisher use by law enforcement.

Respiratory Protection for Law Enforcement

This course provides an overview of how to protect your respiratory system through the use of a respirator.

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Use of Force

Use of Force – Part 1: Law and Principles

Learn to understand the legal rules and law enforcement principles that should guide your decisions about using force.

Use of Force – Part 2: Law and Principles

Learn about the legal rules and law enforcement principles that should guide your decisions about using force and deadly force.

Use of Force – Part 3: Readiness 

Helps officers prepare to achieve optimal performance under stress and to recognize and appropriately deal with critical incident trauma.

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