Program Structure

The Police Training Officer Program is structured into the following sixteen-week cycle.  Each phase of training focuses on a specific mode of policing.  Even though the training team will be responsible for answering calls for service, the training objective for the phase will be addressed.     

  • Week 1-3:  Administration Phase; training focused on getting the trainee acclimated to policing.
  • Week 4-7: Phase One; training focused on non-emergency response characteristics of police patrol efforts.
  • Week 8-11:  Phase two; training focused on general patrol activities.        
  • Week 12-15: Phase three; training focused on criminal investigation techniques and how they apply to the patrol officer’s duties.
  • Week 16:  Shadow Phase; One week final evaluation