Persons selected for appointment to the Abilene Police Academy undergo 29 weeks of intensive police training. The Abilene Police Academy expands the basic 643-hour peace officer course to include additional training and specialized courses for a total of more than 1,100 hours of instruction. 


  • Accident Investigation
  • Emergency Driving
  • First Aid
  • Law, Interview and Interrogation
  • Physical Training and Self-Defense
  • Police Procedures
  • Public Relations

A Professional Academy

The Abilene Police Academy is recognized statewide as a professional, progressive academy. Expert instructors from diverse disciplines provide course instruction on law enforcement-related topics. Though academic standards are high, due to this, the Abilene Police Department is consistently ranked among the highest in the state for licensing examination success. The Academy is mentally and physically challenging and gives the cadet the fundamentals for becoming a professional Police Officer.