Training

Purpose & Mission

The purpose of the Plano Police Department’s Training Unit is to provide the City of Plano with well-trained, professional Police Officers and civilian personnel and to provide employees with opportunities to improve their knowledge, skills, and abilities. 

The Plano Police Academy Mission Statement is: 

To provide employees the opportunity to succeed by maintaining a positive learning environment and establishing a positive attitude toward work and the police department.

The Plano-Richardson Police Training Center offers Basic Peace Officer Courses as part of a partnership between the Plano, Richardson, Allen, Frisco, and McKinney Police Departments. These courses are only open to employees of the partner agencies.

Facilities & Staffing

The Plano-Richardson Police Training Center, located at 4912 14th Street, Plano, TX, houses the Plano Police Department’s Training Unit, the Richardson Police Department’s Training Unit, and representatives from the Basic Peace Officer Course partner agencies’ training staffs. 

The Plano Police Department Training Unit is composed of a Training / Homeland Security Lieutenant, a Training Sergeant / Training Coordinator, three Training Officers, a Police Academy Administrator, two Administrative Assistants, and a part-time Range Maintenance Technician.

Facilities include administrative offices, classrooms capable of being set up in a variety of configurations, an auditorium with seating for up to 48 people, men’s and women’s locker rooms, a library, and fitness facilities including a gymnasium and weight room.

The training center also includes an outdoor driving track capable of accommodating emergency vehicle operation and pursuit driving training as well as a firing range featuring 12 indoor and three outdoor lanes.

If you have any suggestions or comments for the Training Unit, please email the Training Coordinator, Sergeant Kevin Gendron via email (keving@plano.gov).