The Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office is provides ongoing training that sharpens our deputy’s skills and prepares them to safely handle the increasing challenges facing our growing community. Five training instructors work under the supervision of the agency training coordinator to train deputies in all divisions.
Training instructors are POST certified general instructors providing in-service training to all sworn/certified officers who must successfully meet the requirements for recertification every year. This includes: the use of firearms; use of force; CPR and first aid; emergency defensive and pursuit driving; domestic violence; ethics and legal issues; search and seizure; prisoner transportation; handling property and evidence; special operations and S.W.A.T.; off duty conduct; sexual harassment; citizen complaints; selection and hiring.
The Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office is committed to making officers better prepared for the growing challenges they face with people who have mental health needs. We strive to have every deputy successfully complete additional training for crisis intervention, mental health awareness and response.
The training division also processes recruits for the completion of the 12-week basic police academy. Upon graduation, recruits are assigned to the patrol division’s 13-week field training program under the supervision of a training coordinator.