Training & Assignments

Training

Field Training Program

All Academy graduates and all pre-certified officers will have to complete the 12-week Field Training Program.

The Field Training Program includes a three-week orientation period in addition to four phases of training and evaluations. During each phase, recruits will be assigned to a different field training officer, a different shift and a different area of the city.

During each phase of the Field Training Program, recruit officers will be observed and evaluated on a daily basis.

In the fourth phase, recruit officers will be evaluated on whether they can function as a solo patrol officer.

Experienced recruits may be eligible for an accelerated Field Training Program.

 


Specialized Assignments

Members who complete probation are eligible for specialized assignments to either a special unit or collateral duty. The special unit incurs a 5% stipend added to salary/hourly rate and other special assignments up to $1500 annually.  The other assignments are considered collateral duties and therefore the officer may be selected for more than one, each paying a separate stipend.

Assignment

Stipend

Criminal Investigations

5% on top of salary

K-9

5% on top of salary

Drug Investigations  

5% on top of salary

School Resource Officer

5% on top of salary

Traffic Enforcement

5% on top of salary

Motor Officer

$750 annually

Field Training Officer

$3.50 /hour (while training)

Certified Instructor

OT qualified

Police Mountain Bike Patrol

OT qualified

Community Relations

5% on top of salary

Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT)

$1500 annually

Traffic Homicide Investigation

OT qualified

Honor Guard

$750 annually