Field Training Unit

  • Established in 1983, all newly hired officers are first assigned to this unit
  • Unit is comprised of one Field Training Coordinator, ten Field Training Supervisors of the rank of Sergeant or Lieutenant and twenty-six Field Training Officers (FTO)
  • Being an FTO is a voluntary additional duty assignment
  • New hires, or probationary officers, are under the supervision of the Field Training Unit for at least 12 weeks
  • Probationary officers must complete this three-phase process before being assigned to a regular watch as a patrol officer