Trainers & Instructors

Officers Training
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.

Field Training


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.