The Police Training Division is relied upon as the primary resource for maintaining compliance with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).
The Training Division also coordinates the GPPD Police Academy for newly hired GPPD officers.
Grand Prairie Police Department is now an official CrossFit Affiliate.
Charles V. England Public Safety Training Complex
The 23,000-square-foot Charles V. England Public Safety Training Complex opened its doors in 2003 for the purpose of both internal training of our personnel and for host training opportunities on a wide variety of topics for personnel from other departments.
The facility includes a full-size workout room in a separate, enclosed area with a full array of free-weights and nautilus equipment. Also housed within the facility, is a state-of-the-art "Prism" shooting simulator. A large conference room can comfortably accommodate groups of up to 65 persons. For "break-out" sessions or multiple uses, the room can be partitioned with a retractable wall. Additionally, the facility has five state-of-the-art classrooms with seating to accommodate up to 20 students each. All classroom and meeting areas have multiple electronic audio/visual amenities and connections as well as access to wireless Internet (wifi). For those attending from other agencies there are many fine eating establishments and a variety of lodging accommodations available.