Training Coordinators:

Detective Joe Paul
(409) 983-8644

Detective Herschel Whiting
(409) 983-8628

It is essential to keep up with rapid advances in law enforcement technology, to assist in crime fighting and in the manner we provide services to the public.  It is the objective of the Port Arthur Police Department’s Training Division to produce highly trained, qualified law enforcement officers to better serve and protect the members of our community.

The Training Division’s primary goal is to manage :

  • The research, development, and administration of training at the Port Arthur Police Department, including recruit training and dispatcher training.
  • The continuing education of all sworn officers.
  • The utilization of specialized schools and outside agencies for officer training.
  • The compliance of training with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE), the departments rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • The preparation of the departments long range training and educational requirements.
  • Maintaining Officer Certification, scheduling schools and keeping up with the Department’s training records.