The mission of the Harbor Police Academy is to educate our officers on the ever-changing city, state and federal laws pertaining to policing; to ensure that new recruits meet the Department’s highest levels of professionalism; and to meet the requirements of the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement’s Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST).

The Harbor Police Academy staff is made up of Harbor Police instructors as well as instructors from other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.

The Academy staff is also responsible for any in-service training needed by the Department to ensure all officers employed by the Harbor Police Department maintain their yearly certifications. In-service training also includes updating officers in revisions of laws as well as changes in police tactics.