The Training Unit is charged with the responsibility of ensuring that all up-to-date mandatory law enforcement training is provided to all agency employees. This unit is responsible for the weapons and ammo inventory for the entire agency. The Training Unit schedules and conducts agency wide training, oversees all training records and coordinates and schedules personnel for attendance at outside training facilities. The Training Unit has five full time training instructors. All staff members are POST certified instructors as well as holding numerous specialized instructor certifications in firearms, defensive tactics, standardized field sobriety and many other areas. The Training Unit draws from a vast pool of certified trainers from other areas within the Sheriff’s Office. These trainers each have specialized training in various areas of expertise and serve to supplement the overall training function.

Sergeant Richard Thompson