To help cities reduce losses related to police liability, LMCIT has developed PATROL—Peace officer Accredited TRaining OnLine. Subscribers can earn up to 60 credits annually, and we add a new accredited course each month.
Why enroll in PATROL?
Peace officers can earn credits anytime, anywhere they have internet access, saving departments fuel and travel expenses. Subscriptions include legal updates on court cases, access to an online library, and legal briefs for chiefs, sheriffs, and attorneys. Peace officers can earn POST-required credits in the following categories:
- Use of force
- Crisis intervention/mental illness crisis
- Conflict management and mediation
- Implicant bias, community diversity and cultural differences
- OSHA standards
- Critical knowledge
- Management and leadership
To see a complete listing of PATROL courses, visit the PATROL Course Catalog.
Minnesota-centered continuing education
PATROL helps officers stay current on Minnesota legal issues and is based on Minnesota case law. Content is developed with input from police liability experts, insurance defense attorneys, and local law enforcement agencies. Courses are approved for one POST credit.
Stay current on legal issues
With PATROL courses, you can begin working toward your mandates, as well as other continuing education requirements. With each new course released, we will define exactly which learning objectives the course meets.
The web-based training format means officers can take training anytime and anywhere they have access to an internet connection. The cost is $90 per officer per year for League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust and Minnesota County Intergovernmental Trust members.
Any Minnesota agency can try PATROL free for 30 days. Email: email@example.com to start your trial.
Course materials available to officers, attorneys
Each PATROL course is supported by legal memos. Updates on developments and case law changes are highlighted on the PATROL News page. In addition, city and county legal advisors and prosecutors also can get PATROL legal briefs, allowing key staff to simultaneously be kept up to date with the same information from the same source.
PATROL partners with law enforcement and county organizations
PATROL is supported by the Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust, the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association, and the Minnesota Sheriff’s Association.