Orientation Academy: 3-4 weeks (Cadet salary)
During the Orientation Academy cadets will attend a city orientation, complete a fitness assessment, and attend classroom/practical Fire Arms training.
Law Enforcement Academy: 21-23 weeks (Cadet salary)
Post Academy: 5-6 weeks (will receive 1st year officer salary upon completion of the State Exam and obtaining Certification)
During the Post Academy cadets will receive department related training on various topics to include the following:
Field Training Program
The Field Training Program (FTP) is a 4-month program where you will take the classroom skills and knowledge taught in the academy and apply it to the real world while under the supervision of a Field Training Officer (FTO). The program is composed up of 4 phases:
You will be assigned various Field Training Officers throughout the different phases. The program will include performance evaluations, standardized task training and evaluations that scores every area of performance during the course of each day.