The personnel and training unit has three integral functions, which are essential to the overall success of the organization, training, personnel and risk management. The areas of responsibility periodically overlap, however individually and collectively; the three functions are representative of the overall effectiveness of the department and critical to providing the best customer service.
Scheduling and coordination of all department personnel for continuing professional education, update / refresher training, seminars and conferences.
Review and progress of probationary employees and arrange for additional training to remedy any potential deficiencies.
Maintenance of all training personnel files, both manual and automated.
Distribution and tracking of all Training Bulletins, Training Media and Department Policy Manuals including updates.
Research and acquisition of appropriate safety equipment, firearms and munitions for all sworn personnel, including the scheduling and maintenance of firing range equipment and range qualification for all sworn personnel.
Responsible for recruiting and coordinating the selection and hiring of new personnel and or potential new employees for oral interviews, physical agility examinations, background orientations, medical and psychological examinations, polygraph examinations and the completed background investigation reports with recommendations to the Chief of Police.
Liaisons with P.O.S.T.
and forwards all required documentation, which is mandated by P.O.S.T.
with respect to hiring, promotions and termination of employment.
Maintenance of employee related work injury files
Handles subpoenas for personnel records (Discovery / Pitchess Motions) as the custodian of records and prepares the appropriate response through a coordinated effort with the City Attorney.
Serves as liaison with the City Attorney for claims and or lawsuits against the Police Department such as with Officer Involved Shootings and or civil liabilities.