All officers who are not currently certified as a police officer with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education must successfully complete the required number of hours to be certified. Once completing the academy, officers are assigned to Field Training Officer (FTO) Program for 17 weeks. Officers who currently possess a Texas Peace Officer Certification, may go directly into the FTO Program upon evaluation.
· Seventeen weeks of intensified on the job training
· Three phases of five weeks with recruit officer
· Observation phase of two weeks
After successful completion of the FTO Program, the recruit will be assigned to a patrol watch. All officers receive a minimum of 40 hours in service training annually.