26 Week Training Academy
Generally day shift but can be swing shift or graveyard depending on the phase of training
At Minimum 3 Months of On-The-Job Training (OJT)
Practical application of what you have learned during the training academy
Each month you are with a different field training officer (FTO), usually on a different shift in a different area command if possible
Patrolman 2nd Class
You will be on probation for one year following the date of your graduation from the academy. This includes the amount of time you spend on OJT. Once your year is up you become a patrolman 1st class.