Purpose and Scope
It is the policy of this department to administer a training program that will provide for the professional growth and continued development of its personnel. By doing so, the Department will ensure it personnel possess the knowledge and skills necessary to provide a professional level of service that meets the needs of the community.
The Department seeks to provide ongoing training and encourages all personnel to participate in advanced training and formal education on a continual basis. Training is provided within the confines of funding, requirements of a given assignment, staffing, levels, and legal mandates. Whenever possible, the Department will use courses certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).
The objectives of the Training Program are to:
a) Enhance the level of law enforcement service to the public
b) Increase the technical expertise and overall effectiveness of our personnel
c) Provide for continued professional development of department personnel
Sergeant Valancy Cook
Redwood City Police Department