The Field Training Officer Program is comprised of a Captain, a Lieutenant, Sergeants and Training Officers responsible for training all new police officers. It takes an average of 16 weeks to train a new officer on the policies, practices and geography of the City of Santa Rosa and the Police Department.
Our Field Training Officers have held a wide variety of assignments in both Special Services and Collateral Duties, which assists them in providing a broad perspective on the opportunities available to new employees in the department. In 1999 the Police Training Officer Program accomplished the following:
Consolidated the Field and Evidence Technician Training Program With the Police Training Officer Training Program
Established a "Mentor Program" for Department Trainees While in the Police Academy
Provided Training for All Police Training Officers in Meeting Facilitation Skills
Received Accreditation From the State of California Peace Officer Standards and Training
Revised the Training Program to Provide New Employees the Skills and Competencies Consistent With Neighborhood Oriented Policing