All Academy graduates and all pre-certified officers will have to complete the twelve (12) week Field Training Program.
The Field Training Program includes a three (3) week orientation period in addition to four (4) 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.
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 (1), each paying a separate stipend.