Training Keys

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Training Key Information Packet lists the Training Keys numerically (by volume number) for all Training Keys in Volumes 19-43 (Keys 397-699). Volumes 1-18 are no longer available. Please note that the Keys in the current volume (Volume 43) are only available to subscribers.


Concise, authoritative sources of law enforcement information, these six-page, loose-leaf monographs allow law enforcement officers to expand or sharpen their knowledge, skills and abilities on a broad variety of law enforcement practices and procedures. Each Training Key is prepared by a leading expert and addresses an issue of particular interest to line officers and their supervisors.


For well over 35 years, local and state law enforcement agencies have looked to the Training Keys for the most current information in the science and practice of policing. Ideal for roll-call training and formal classroom instruction as well as independent study, each one includes questions and answers to test and document student learning. All sworn officers can expand their professional law enforcement knowledge by using them systematically and routinely.


The Training Keys have been priced so all law enforcement agencies can afford them: For a nominal fee a year per officer, each officer receives 12 individual Training Keys, enough material for many departments to meet a full year of in-service training needs. Also available are over 300 additional Training Keys, published in the past 25 years, covering over 200 topics, including accident, criminal and death investigation; arrest procedures; arson and bombs; burglary; interrogation and interviews; juvenile delinquency; legal procedures; narcotics and drugs; special tactics; traffic enforcement and control; and vehicle theft, among others.


To subscribe to the Training Keys and receive the most recent issues, an agency must enroll all sworn officers except for command, administrative and civilian personnel. This ensures that an agency-wide, in-service training program can be implemented and provides officers with training materials they can refer to throughout their careers.  Please contact the Training Keys staff to subscribe.


The Training Keys published in prior years can be purchased in any quantity.  In addition, Training Keys can be purchased individually for $3.00 each. To order individual Training Keys, visit our website at or complete an order form, attach the list of Training Keys and highlight each Training Key that is being ordered. Once completed, fax to Training Keys 703-836-4754 and be sure to include email address. Individual Training Keys will be emailed.


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For more ordering information, contact

IACP Training Keys Program
44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-836-6767 x 319
Fax: 703-836-4754


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