The Field Training program is a formal on-the-job training, coaching, and performance evaluation program that helps new police officers deliver the highest level of service. Experienced MLPD field training officers work with recruits to ensure they have the knowledge and skills to meet the demands of the job. Training officers receive extensive education relative to counseling, training and documenting the performance of recruits.
New officers go through an intensive one-on-one training period for at least three months before they are certified for solo patrol. The field training program provides the solid foundation on which new officers can build their careers.