Field Training Officers
The management of the Field Training Program is assigned to a Patrol Lieutenant. There are Sergeants that are assigned as supervisors and it is their responsibility to prepare a six-month performance evaluation for each trainee. This program is mandate by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training for all Deputy Sheriff's, including Reserve Deputies.
Upon completion of the Basic Police Academy, or initial hiring, the new trainee is assigned to a two-week orientation program. The standard length of the Field Training Program is eighteen weeks. During the eighteen-week program, the trainee is assigned to at least three different Field Training Officers. The Field Training Officer completes a Daily Observation Report of their trainee and after discussing it with the trainee, turns it in to the Sergeant. A Weekly Evaluation Report then follows.
At the successful conclusion of the FTO program the trainee is assigned to the Patrol Bureau.