Alexandria police use virtual academy to take training to a new level

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - The Alexandria Police Department is preparing to take training to a new level through the use of a virtual training academy.

Source: KALB

Through the use of a company called Virtual Academy, and its website,, officers will have access to "timely and critical training by the nation’s top training experts" at an affordable cost.

According to the company's website, there are over 220 hours of professionally produced courses, plus more releases weekly from top national instructors.

APD Chief Jerrod King said the training will help officers be better prepared, informed, and will help set the standard for others to follow when it comes to modern law enforcement.

"This is just another milestone in our mission to provide the best resources for the men and women of your police department," Chief King said. "By partnering with Virtual Academy, we are ensuring that we are staying current with the latest legal standards, community policing initiatives, and officer safety topics which serves to make us a better department."

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