The Lakewood Police Department’s Training Division is responsible for the commencement of an officers career and maintaining a high level of training throughout.
Headed by Lieutenant Robert Shimonovich, the unit trains recruits at the academy level in topics of active shooter, firearms, attorney general guidelines, policies and procedures just to name a few.
For our veteran officers our instructors conduct in-service training that includes use of force, vehicular pursuits, domestic violence and de-escalation training with a host of other required and elective training.
The training division also conducts tactical training with the patrol rifle, taser and advanced defensive tactics training.
The units core values include safety, professionalism, integrity and teamwork.