The Training Division provides high quality, professional training in an effort to save lives, prevent injury and improve the operational effectiveness of the Department. Effective delivery of training is the cornerstone of our mission to ensure our officers have the highest level of training to support the community we serve. The Department’s Mission, Vision, and Values and the City’s Strategic Plan are used as guiding principles when setting priorities.
The Training Division consists of three units: Use of Force and Tactics, Training Center and Backgrounds. Within the three units, the Training Division has the following sections/activities under its command: Firearms Training, Training Video Production and the Santa Ana Police Athletic and Activity League (SAPAAL).
SAPAAL is a crime prevention program that utilizes educational, athletic, and recreational activities to create trust and understanding between Santa Ana’s youth and law enforcement.