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Many City buildings closed in honor of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27


The department’s Field Training and Evaluation Program is composed of five phases over the course of eighteen months. During each phase, the probationary officer is assigned to a Field Training Officer (FTO). Only those officers whose work history indicates reliable performance along with a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate verbally as an instructor are chosen to be FTOs. Officers selected as FTOs receive 40 hours of state-certified instruction to prepare the skills necessary to apply practical in-the-field training/coaching techniques, and to reliably assess the probationary officer’s performance.