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Peace Officer Accredited TRaining OnLine

Peace officer Accredited TRaining OnLine (PATROL) is available anywhere law enforcement professionals have access to a computer and the internet. Officers can take courses anytime to earn credits that meet both continuing education requirements and industry mandates.

See the additional tabs below for more information about cost, courses offered, and other frequently asked questions. Contact Kristen LeRoy at kleroy@lmc.org or 651-281-1268 to learn more!

PATROL is brought to you by the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust (LMCIT), Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust (MCIT), Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association (MCPA) and Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association (MSA).

  • Benefits
    • Stay Current on Legal Issues

      PATROL keeps peace officers current on legal issues and mandated training. Officers and deputies will have access to the following POST-accredited courses:

      • A new course every month covering recent case law
      • 11 refresher courses
      • 5 supervisory and leadership courses
      • 8 courses that meet most OSHA standards
      • 3 courses that meet classroom portions of POST mandates on use of force

      Save Money and Earn Credits

      Each year peace officers can earn up to 39 POST credits for only $90 per year—or just $2.30 per course. Since PATROL is web-based, you won't need to spend time or money for travel and off-site training. Administration is simple, too—designated chief law enforcement officers can go online to see which peace officers have completed PATROL coursework, the number of POST credits earned, and other useful information.

      Learn From Professionals

      The training is written by people who have been there—former peace officers, who develop the content with input from police liability professionals, insurance defense attorneys, and local law enforcement agencies.

  • Enrollment
  • Cost
    • PATROL helps you achieve training mandates at a low cost by delivering zero travel expenses! PATROL's online format means your agency can earn credits anytime, anywhere using a computer with internet access. That means your department doesn't have any extra fuel, lodging or other travel expenses.

      The PATROL calendar year runs from January through December. The fees noted in the table below are per officer and are based on whether your agency is a member of LMCIT, MCIT, LMC, or AMC (if you need help determining your agency's membership status, contact Kristen LeRoy at kleroy@lmc.org or 651-281-1268):

      Member of LMCIT or MCIT Member of LMC or AMC, but
      not LMCIT or MCIT
      Non-Members and Inactive Officers
      $90 per officer $100 per officer $115 per officer

      *Definition of Organization's Acronym:

      • LMCIT = League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust
      • MCIT = Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust
      • LMC = League of Minnesota Cities
      • AMC = Association of Minnesota Counties
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Courses
    • PATROL offers several categories of online training, as follows.

      POST Mandated Courses (available for POST testing at all times during the year)

      • Readiness Aspects, Use of Force
      • Use of Deadly Force
      • Use of Force Legal Issues

      OSHA Mandated Courses (available for POST testing at all times during the year)

      • AWAIR and Employee Right to Know
      • Bloodborne Pathogens
      • Hazardous Materials (Hazmat) Awareness Training - Level 1 Part 1 of 2
      • Hazardous Materials (Hazmat) Awareness Training - Level 1 Part 2 of 2
      • Hearing Conservation
      • Personal Protective Equipment
      • Respiratory Protection for Law Enforcement Officers

      Advanced Supervision and Leadership Courses (available for POST testing at all times during the year)

      • Leaders and Followers
      • Power and Influence
      • Human Behavior and Motivation
      • Mentoring, Goal Setting, and Performance Counseling
      • Liability Prevention and Risk Management

      Refresher Courses (available for POST testing at all times during the year)

      • Ethical Use of Computers and Databases
      • Ethics and Professional Conduct
      • Implicit Bias Part I
      • Implicit Bias Part II
      • Line of Duty Injuries and Prevention
      • To Protect, Serve, and Document Part 1
      • To Protect, Serve, and Document Part 2
      • Wellness and Law Enforcement
      • Distracted Driving Update
      • Steering Clear of Sexual Harassment

      Continuing Education Courses (available for POST testing 12 months from date of release)

      Each month PATROL releases a new continuing education course. These courses focus on recent case law or other pressing issues affecting law enforcement. Recent titles include Legal Survival Skills, Handcuffing, Firearm Laws, and Persuasion and De-escalation. Each continuing education course is available for POST credit one year after the date of its release. After one year the course, minus the exam, is available for two years as a reference but testing for POST credit is closed.

  • Demo
    • Contact us for a FREE 30-Day Preview of the full PATROL website!
      Although we will not be able to submit your earned credits to POST under this Preview Account, you will have the opportunity to test-drive the system.

      If you are interested in setting up a FREE 30-Day Preview Account, please contact:
      Kristen LeRoy
      PATROL@lmc.org or 651-281-1268