The Washington City Council approved a contract Monday that will allow for police officers to train from the office.

The council voted 6-0 to enter into a service contract with PoliceOne Academy at the cost of $2,304, or $72 for each of the city’s 32 officers.

Washington Police Chief Ed Menefee said the contract allows for officers to train from the police department, or even their homes, instead of traveling to locations where training is offered. 

Menefee added there are times that officers are crunched for time at the end of the year when trying to complete Police Officer Standards and Training (POST).

This service provides more opportunities for officers because it cuts down on the time it would take to get to training, and makes training available more often.

The council voted 6-0 to approve the contract. Council members Gretchen Pettet and Mark Hidricth were not at the meeting.