The Santa Rosa Police Department has an obligation to provide a professional standard of law enforcement service to the City of Santa Rosa. Training increases the technical expertise and overall effectiveness of individual employees, as well as provides career development of all staff members.
Internal & External Training
The department utilizes both internal and external training sources. Law enforcement training institutes, community colleges and state universities provide technical courses for personnel in specialized assignments. Internal instruction is provided for defensive tactics, use of force and firearm qualification.
New officers are
subject to an intensive Field Training Officer Program that acclimates
them to both the department and the community. Training and Instructor
positions within the Santa Rosa Police Department are considered a
collateral duty; employees are assigned as instructors in addition to
their normal work duties.
To be a police officer, you are required to drive a patrol vehicle 8 to 10 hours per day through the worst conditions possible; rain, fog, sleet, and sometimes even snow, at high speeds, through tight squeezes, and on dark stormy nights.