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Field Training Officer Program

The Field Training Officer Program includes two separate training phases:

Field Training Officer Phase

This phase of training lasts eight (8) weeks. The recruit officer will ride with a patrol officer that is a certified    Field Training Officer (FTO). This phase allows the​        Recruit Officer to apply the academy training in a practical situation under the close guidance of an experienced Police Officer. The Recruit Officer will be required to demonstrate the job knowledge and skills necessary to be a Police Officer.


This phase continues until the end of the Recruit Officer's one-year probationary period which begins on the date they are sworn-in. In this phase the Recruit Officer will be assigned to solo patrol duties. This phase is conducted under the close supervision of a squad sergeant and will determine if the Recruit Officer has the ability to be a permanent Police Officer with the Greenwood Police Department.

Ongoing Office Training

Continuing education is vital in the role of a police officer as changes occur rapidly and consistently.  The Greenwood Police Department strives to meet these changes as they occur by providing the very latest training to our officers by way of in-service training, quarterly staff training, and regional / national training.


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