All sworn personnel are certified under Kentucky's Peace Officer Professional Standards (POPS) program which is under the direction of the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council (KLEC). Following graduation from the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training's 22 week basic training course, officers are required to successfully complete the Frankfort Police Department's 13-week field training program before receiving a patrol assignment . Every sworn officer in the Department is required to complete annually a minimum of 40 hours additional KLEC-certified training.
The Department provides additional training in the use of firearms and less-lethal weapons such as expandable batons, pepper spray and electronic control devices. Officers must qualify with their firearms annually, with additional training provided for high-risk and low-light weapons use. The Department operates its own 14 point range, which is equipped with a classroom, storage buildings, and turning targets.