The École nationale de police du Québec offers peace officers in exercises, and any person working in a related field of public security, advanced training programs in the fields of patrolling, investigation and management as well as customized training that allow them to develop their career path, to acquire or ensure the update of their knowledge and skills. The courses and programs contents are periodically amended in order to meet the expectations of the customers and meet the increasing requirements of the work function. The École nationale de police du Québec enlists the aid of multidisciplinary trainers in order to offer quality training.
The School’s reputation for advanced training rests to a large extent on the decentralization of its training activities, in other words, training that is given off campus near the police officers’ place of work. This decentralization is made possible by the solid network of instructors and monitors developed by the School over the years. This network is headed by the School’s Road Safety and Use of Force Coordinators and is composed of 100 instructors and around 1 220 off-campus monitors. The network is structured like a pyramid – the Coordinators train the instructors, the instructors generally provide the basic training and train the monitors and the monitors ensure that the users retain what they have learned. This is why instructors are found only in the largest organizations where the number of monitors justifies their presence. The School established and implemented the Directive on the qualification of persons recognized by the École nationale de police du Québec to work in their organization (DIR 02-01). It sets down the accreditation requirements for individuals selected by their organizations to act as instructors or monitors.