The Training Unit is responsible for ensuring that all departmental personnel are properly trained. Training has been often cited as one of the most important responsibilities of any law enforcement agency. Training serves 3 broad purposes:
First, well-trained officers are generally better prepared to act decisively and correctly in a broad spectrum of situations.
Second, training results in greater productivity and effectiveness.
Third, it fosters cooperation and unity of purpose.
This department recognizes the importance of training and is committed to providing the best training available to all personnel.
Reserve Deputy Program
The training unit is also responsible for the Reserve Deputy Program which is a group of volunteers who have completed the training necessary to become sworn Class III officers. The reserves assist the agency by working with various units throughout the agency to provide additional manpower, as needed.
Lt. Grady Gonzales is the Training Unit Supervisor.