The Aurora Police Department’s Training Division is responsible for training new officers upon hire, both prior to and after completion of the police academy. New police recruits receive six weeks of training in house, attend a fourteen week police academy, and then begin the four month long Field Training Program. The Training Division also conducts six, eight hour mandatory training sessions annually for all Aurora Police Officers. The Training Division runs all departmental firearms training and qualifications, certifies officers in the use of Tasers, trains Police Cadets, and provides numerous other training tasks to the department. One other area of the police department assigned to the Training Division is the Background and Recruiting section. This section recruits future employees and conducts background investigations on them prior to selection. The Training Division consists of a Lieutenant, a Sergeant, a Training Officer/Range Master and a Background Investigator.