34-week Training Course for Newly Certified Officers
- 11 WEEKS– Georgia Mandated Peace Officer Training Course.
- 7 WEEKS– New Officer Basic Course at SCMPD.
- 16 WEEKS– Problem-Based Learning / “Hands-on” Field Training.
The SCMPD pays for all training, uniforms and gear.
There is a 12-month probationary employment period that starts after completion of the 27-week (Newly Certified Officers) or 16-week (Prior Certified Officers) training period.