academy & training

Police Academy

The Campbell Police Department participates in a number of academies throughout the region. All academies are a 26-week program. Recruits who successfully passed the application and interview process are paid the current contract hourly rate while in the Academy. Upon graduation, you will enter the Field Training Program (FTO) for additional training as a CPD officer on the street.

Field Training Program (FTO)

The Field Training Officer (FTO) program is the “street” training for officers just graduating from the academy. This is a period where newly graduated Police Recruit Officers will take what they learned in the academy and apply it to the street.

New officers will be assigned to experienced CPD Field Training Officers throughout the FTO program. Daily evaluations are given to document progress through this training period.

Those who successfully complete the Field Training Program are assigned to the Patrol Division as a solo beat officer.