The personnel and training officer is responsible for the recruitment, pre-employment testing, background investigation, and hiring of police department personnel.
Because of the high standards required for law enforcement positions, along with the rigorous testing and in-depth background investigations, finding and employing quality personnel is an extremely time-intensive endeavor.
The personnel and training officer is also responsible for overseeing training for the entire police department. Law enforcement employees are required to maintain training proficiency in several different areas, and it is the responsibility of the personnel and training officer to ensure all employees are in compliance with established training requirements.
In addition, to set training standards, the personnel and training officer arranges for training in the areas of: