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HomeMy WebLinkAboutPolicy 152 – Departmental Training OSHKOSH POLICE DEPARTMENT POLICY AND PROCEDURE TITLE: DEPARTMENTAL TRAINING POLICY SERIES: 152 Effective Date: 9-26-2018 Date Issued: 9-11-2018 Chief of Police: Dean Smith Date Signed: 9-11-2018 (signature on file) Statutory References: WI §165.85 CALEA Standard: 4.3.3, 3.3.5, 33.1.1, 33.1.2, 33.1.3, 33.1.4, 33.1.5, 33.1.6, 33.1.7, 33.2.3, 33.2.4, 33.3.1, 33.4.1, 33.4.2, 33.4.3, 33.5.1, 33.5.2, 33.5.3, 33.5.4, 33.6.1, 33.7.1, 33.7.2, 33.8.2 Final Review Completed: September 11, 2018 Review By: Command Staff / Professional Standards Lieutenant and Sergeant Rescinds Policy Dated: 3-15-2013 SECTION DESCRIPTION 152. 01 Purpose and General Policy 152. 02 Definitions 152. 03 Training Division 152. 04 Training Committee 152. 05 Training Program Development 152. 06 Training Program Implementation 152. 07 Training Instructors 152. 08 Staffing Requirements 152. 09 Compensation and Travel 152. 10 Training Requests 152. 11 Recruit Training 1 152. 12 In-Service Training 152. 13 Roll call Training 152. 14 Specialized and Advanced Training 152. 15 Accreditation Training 152. 16 Non-Sworn Employee Training Appendix A Training Request 152.01 PURPOSE AND GENERAL POLICY A. The Oshkosh Police Department recognizes the importance of a comprehensive and continuing training program for the professional development of its employees. The Department is committed to the provision of training under the guidance of qualified instructors. B. Training is indispensable to the promotion of professional standards and the preparation of officers for the practice of law enforcement. To ensure the effectiveness of the training, students will be evaluated as required by program objectives. The primary goal of the Oshkosh Police Department training division is to provide the community with the most capable law enforcement professionals. 152.02 DEFINITIONS A. Advanced/Specialized Training: Any training that the employee requests that is beyond the basic training needed to maintain proficiency at their present rank, or for the attainment or retention of certification as a law enforcement officer. B. Course: Body of prescribed study about a specific topic. C. Job-Task Analysis: A systematic examination of the functions and task objectives of each job to be performed as it relates to the knowledge, training, and skills required to perform the tasks or duties of the job. D. Mandatory training: Any training that an employee is required to attend. 2 E. Performance Objective: Statements of operational behavior required for satisfactory performance of a task, the conditions under which the skill is usually performed, and the criteria for satisfactory performance. 152.03 TRAINING DIVISION The Professional Standards Division (PSD) Sergeant, under the direct supervision of the PSD Lieutenant, shall be responsible for managing the training function within the Professional Standards Division of the Oshkosh Police Department. The PSD Sergeant shall be responsible for: A. The planning, development and implementation of training programs. B. The timely notification of personnel who are scheduled to attend training, professional conferences or other programs available to department employees. C. The maintenance of training records D. Coordinating the assignment of instructors for Department training E. The evaluation and coordination of training programs. F. Assisting supervisors and officers in the development and presentation of on- duty training. G. Ensuring that required training programs are attended. 152.04 TRAINING COMMITTEE A. A training committee shall assist in the identification of training needs as well as in the development and evaluation of training programs. 1. The training committee shall be comprised of five members including the Training Sergeant, a Detective, a Patrol Supervisor and a Patrol Officer from two different Patrol Shifts. 3 2. Selection of committee members will be made by the Administration Bureau Captain from a pool of interested officers. The PSD Sergeant shall be a permanent committee position with other member terms limited to 3 years. B. The training committee shall meet at least annually to review, update and revise training programs administered by the Oshkosh Police Department to insure that they complement personnel and operational needs, legal requirements and agency policies. 1. Upon completion of this review, the committee shall evaluate future needs based on new laws, court decisions, and agency directives. The committee will recommend specific training programs to the Chief of Police for approval. 2. The training committee may also be convened on a need basis to examine identified training concerns. 3. All meeting minutes and committee reports will be forwarded to the PSD Lieutenant, Administrative Bureau Captain, and Chief of Police. 152.05 TRAINING PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT A. Suggested resources for the development of training programs include, but are not limited to: 1. Inspection and staff reports. 2. Input from employees and supervisors. 3. The Chief of Police. 4. Field observations. 5. Administrative review 6. FTO evaluation reports. 7. Training committee reports. 8. Training evaluations. 9. Staff input. 10. Job task analysis. 11. Internal Affairs Investigative Reports. 4 B. Lesson plans are required for all training courses. They are to be based on established guidelines and include: 1. A statement of performance and job-related objectives 2. The content of the training and specification of the appropriate instructional techniques 3. A list of resources used in the development of the curriculum 4. A list of resources required in the delivery of the program 5. a process for approval of lesson plans 6. Identification of any tests used in the training process C. Performance objectives shall: 1. Focus on the elements of the job task analysis. 2. Provide clear statements of what is to be learned. 3. Provide the basis for employee evaluation. 4. Be used for evaluating the effectiveness of the training program. 5. Be measurable. D. The PSD Sergeant or Lieutenant shall be responsible for review and approval of all lesson plans to ensure consistency with training objectives and Department policy. E. The PSD Sergeant shall review all Training programs of the Oshkosh Police Department to insure that their goals and objectives have been achieved. 152.06 TRAINING PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION A. The PSD Sergeant shall be responsible for working with supervisors for scheduling and notifying employees assigned to attend training programs. B. Officers are expected to attend all authorized scheduled training. 1. Any absences from training must be approved by a supervisor and whenever possible, receive prior approval from the PSD Sergeant. 5 2. In the event of an unexcused absence, that employee may be subject to discipline. C. In situations where employees are unable to attend scheduled training, those employees shall be responsible for notifying their supervisor and the PSD Sergeant as soon as possible for the rescheduling of that training. D. The Oshkosh Police Department shall ensure that adequate in-house class and training rooms are available for all scheduled training. E. Training programs presented or coordinated by the Oshkosh Police Department will be made available to personnel of other criminal justice agencies whenever practical. F. The Oshkosh Police Department uses outside training academies, facilities and resources: 1. The Department may make use of other agencies/organizations to provide some or all of recruit, in-service, and specialized training. 2. Under Wisconsin Statute 165.85, The Wisconsin Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board, by administrative rule has authorized certain Wisconsin State Technical Colleges to perform recruit, in-service, and certain specialized training for police agencies. These academies have assumed the responsibility that the training meets State of Wisconsin requirements. 3. The Oshkosh Police Department routinely utilizes Fox Valley Technical College and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College for law enforcement related training services. Other State authorized Technical Colleges are also used if deemed necessary for the satisfaction of Department needs related to training. G. The PSD Sergeant shall keep an inventory of resources used to facilitate training within the Oshkosh Police Department and will serve as liaison to other organizations for training resources. 6 H. Oshkosh Police Department employees assigned to training are governed by the same rules, regulations, and policies as those in an on duty status. I. When appropriate, competency based testing shall be developed and utilized for measuring employee knowledge of and the ability to use job related skills. 1. The Training Sergeant shall review proposed training to determine whether or not testing is appropriate as well as the level of' competency required for successful completion. J. Remedial training shall be conducted with employees who fail to achieve the performance objectives established for training programs. 1. Officers requiring remedial training shall be retrained and retested at the direction of the PSD Sergeant. 2. Remedial training shall take place as soon as possible when a deficiency has been identified. 3. instances where the employee fails to achieve the required performance objectives after reasonable attempts at retraining. The Bureau Captain shall forward the results of the review to the Chief of Police. 4. Continued failure to meet the performance objectives of the training may result in discipline. 5. Records of remedial training are kept by the PSD Sergeant K. Documentation of training 1. The PSD Sergeant shall be responsible for maintaining training records of all training to include; a. Employee attendance b. Training dates 7 c. Type of training (course content) d. Certificates/recognition received e. Performance of attendees / test scores f. Lesson plans used by course instructors 2. Employees shall be responsible for providing the Training Sergeant with copies of certificates and test scores for all completed training when applicable. L. The Oshkosh Police Department will release training records upon: 1. Request from attending employee or agency. 2. Request from the Oshkosh City Attorney or Winnebago County District Attorney's Office. 3. Subpoena request 4. Receipt of an open records request as identified in Policy 106 Release of Departmental Records. 152.07 TRAINING INSTRUCTORS A. Instructors utilized by the Oshkosh Police Department for specialized training shall be certified by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board in the following areas: 1. Firearms 2. Defense and Arrest Tactics (DAAT) 3. Emergency Vehicle Operation and Control (EVOC) 4. Professional Communications Skills (PCS) 5. Vehicle Contacts B. Instructors used for non-specialized training shall have received prior training, experience, or educational background which qualifies them to instruct in specific areas of need. 8 C. All Departmental instructors certified through the Law Enforcement Standards Board shall attend an Instructor Development Course which includes training in: 1. Lesson plan development. 2. Performance objective development. 3. Instructional techniques. 4. Learning theory. 5. Testing and evaluation techniques. 6. Resource availability and use. D. The PSD Sergeant shall be responsible for maintaining a list of qualified instructors and for approving instructors for agency training programs. Criteria to be considered for developing and maintaining an instructor list shall include, but not be limited to; 1. Subject knowledge 2. Teaching theories 3. Methods and practices 4. Knowledge of law enforcement procedures. E. Instructors who are designated for agency operated training programs will retain such designation until such time as they request to be removed from the program or a change in job assignment prevents them from acting in that capacity; instructors may be removed for cause at the discretion of the Chief of Police. F. When appropriate, the Oshkosh Police Department may utilize professionals from other agencies/organizations in an effort to address specific training needs. 1. Non-departmental instructors shall, on request, provide the PSD Sergeant with documentation detailing their training, experience or educational background in the areas that they are to provide training. 9 2. The PSD Sergeant shall coordinate with non-law enforcement professionals to conduct training related to their expertise and review any training materials used in the course of the training. 3. Training programs provided by non-departmental instructors shall be monitored and supervised by the PSD Sergeant to ensure that the training provided is consistent with the goals of the Department. 152.08 STAFFING REQUIREMENTS All departmental training will be subject to Oshkosh Police Department staffing requirements. Guidelines for alteration of work schedules are established by labor agreements and Policy 125 Travel Expense Guidelines. 152.09 COMPENSATION AND TRAVEL Expenses incurred by the employee shall be reimbursed according to Policy 125 Travel Expense Guidelines. 152.10 TRAINING REQUESTS A. Employees interested in attending specialized training shall complete an Oshkosh Police Department Training Request (Appendix A) and submit it to his/her direct supervisor. The training request shall be reviewed by the appropriate supervisory staff, PSD Sergeant and command staff. B. The following guidelines shall be considered when determining approval of training requests; 1. The benefit to the community as related to our police services; 2. The benefit to the organization or if the training provides assistance in accomplishing an organizational need or goal; 3. Relation to the assignment and whether the training follows an identified employee career growth and development plan, 10 consultation, discussion, remedial plan or need identified in a documented performance evaluation; 4. Whether staffing levels allow the employee to attend the requested training, and; 5. Budgetary considerations C. The PSD Sergeant shall supervisor of the approval or denial of the training request. 1. If the request is denied, the employee will be provided a brief explanation as to why the training request was denied. 2. Upon approval of a training request, the PSD Sergeant will make the necessary arrangements for the employee to attend the training. D. The Trip/Travel Request will be completed and forwarded to the Administrative Captain before the training date. 152.11 RECRUIT TRAINING A. The Oshkosh Police Department requires that all newly appointed probationary officers complete recruit training and be certified by the State of Wisconsin Department of Justice Training and Standards Board. Officers certified by other states or military members who have worked as law enforcement officers may be eligible to complete the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Reciprocity Exam in lieu of the recruit academy. Officers must be certified prior to the start of the Field Training and Evaluation Program (FTEP) when they would be required to carry a weapon or make an arrest. B. The Oshkosh Police Department may sponsor a new recruit through the Cadet program. See JD 40 for information the Cadet Job description. C. The Oshkosh Police Department shall ensure recruits receive access to the Law Enforcement Preparatory Training Curriculum provided by the State of 11 Wisconsin Department of Justice Training and Standards Board prior to the start of a recruit training academy. D. The Law Enforcement Preparatory Training Curriculum provides the recruits with information on following: 1. Academy orientation information, including 2. Academy curriculum information 3. Mandatory Performance Assessment s information (evaluation techniques and rating system) 4. Practical exercises and final skills scenarios 5. Physical Readiness PAT E. Instruction in the City of Oshkosh Employee Handbook, Department policies, procedures, rules and regulations shall be provided to new employees upon starting employment also during the Officer's Field Training Evaluation program. F. Upon completion of the recruit academy and prior to assignment, all probationary officers shall participate in the 14 week Oshkosh Police Department Field Training Evaluation Program (FTEP) as per the requirements outlined in Policy 153 Field Training and Evaluation Program and the Field Training Manual. G. In addition to the training provided, recruits will participate in the Department mentor program in accordance with Policy 178, have access to psychological and other counseling services in accordance with Policy 122 Employee Assistance Programs. 152.12 IN-SERVICE TRAINING A. The Oshkosh Police Department shall require all sworn officers to attend annual in-service training. 12 B. In-service training shall be designed to keep officers updated on new laws, core competencies, technological improvements, and revisions in agency policy, procedures, rules and regulations. C. In-service training can be either in-house or at another approved training venue. It shall be the responsibility of all sworn officers to attend the minimum number of hours as required by the State Training and Standards Board to retain their certification. D. Topics suited to in-service training sessions may include: 1. Department policy, procedures, rules and regulations. 2. Changes in the law and/or technological improvements. 3. Crime prevention techniques. 4. Interrogation and interview techniques. 5. Performance evaluations. 6. Report writing and presentation. 7. Safety practices. 8. Civil liability. 9. Proper use of discretion. 10. Court decision updates. 11. Crime scene processing. 12. Blood borne Pathogens in conformance with OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.1030 13. Management Techniques 14. Problem solving 15. Use of Force 16. Firearms competency 17. Defense and Arrest Tactics (DAAT) 18. Pursuit driving 19. Professional communication 20. Legal Update 21. Community Policing 22. Ethics (at least biennially) 13 E. Some training requires specific qualifications and has specific training standards. This includes training in the core competencies such as firearms, use of force, defensive and arrest tactics, and CPR. These shall be incorporated into the Oshkosh Police Department in-service and in-house training programs. 152.13 ROLL CALL TRAINING A. Roll call training shall be designed and implemented to supplement all other training. Roll call training will be conducted during an officers normal work shift and shall address the special needs of department personnel by keeping officers up-to-date between formal training sessions. B. Roll call training can be conducted by any employee of the Department with supervisory approval or any non-law enforcement professional with the approval of the PSD Sergeant. C. Any roll call training should be documented and provided to the PSD Sergeant. D. Personnel shall consider the following factors when designing roll call training: 1. Techniques and planning required. 2. Instructional methods and personnel. 3. Scheduling and evaluation of roll call training. 4. The role of officers and supervisors. 5. Competency based testing. 152.14 SPECIALIZED AND ADVANCED TRAINING A. Specialized and advanced training shall be made available to Department employees. Such training includes: 1. Development and/or enhancement of the skills, knowledge, and abilities particular to the specialization. 14 2. Management, administration, supervision, personnel policies, and support services of the function or component. 3. Performance standards of the function or component. 4. Oshkosh Police Department policies, procedures, rules and regulations. 5. Supervised on-the-job training. B. Assignment to specialized or advanced training may be required. Positions within the Oshkosh Police Department which require specialized training are: 1. Investigators/Detectives. 2. First line supervisors (Sergeants). 3. Lieutenants. 4. Captains. 5. Field Training Officers. 6. SWAT personnel, including negotiators and Department Operations Center (DOC) staff 7. Intoximeter Operators 8. Radar/LASER Operators 9. Public Affairs and Crime Prevention Officer 10. Drug Recognition Expert 11. Mobile Field Force (MFF) Unit, including Department Operations Center (DOC) staff 12. Accreditation Manager 13. Canine Handlers C. All specialized training for the above positions shall include instruction in the specific tasks associated with the assignment through supervised on the job training and specialized training courses. D. Those employees who are required to obtain specialized or advanced training for new assignments or promotions shall have that training initiated as soon as practical. 15 E. Officers in specialized assignments shall periodically receive additional training relevant to the particular assignment throughout the specialized assignment. 152.15 ACCREDITATION TRAINING A. The Oshkosh Police Department participates in the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement (CALEA) and Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group (WILEAG) accreditations. The accreditation process is managed by the Professional Standards (PSD) Lieutenant. The PSD Lieutenant will receive accreditation manager training within one year of being appointed to the position. 1. Specialized areas of this training will include the essential parts of the process, review of specific standards, file maintenance for each standard, the use of PowerDMS and the overall compliance with the standards by the Oshkosh Police Department. 2. Accreditation training may be acquired at a CALEA Conference or through training from former Accreditation Managers from the Oshkosh Police Department. 3. The Accreditation Manager shall attend at least one CALEA Conference during the current CALEA award period. 4. The PSD Lieutenant will provide appropriate training to other personnel assigned to the accreditations process. B. Familiarization with the accreditation process shall be provided to: 1. All newly hired personnel during initial policy training. 2. All existing agency personnel during self-assessment. 3. All personnel just prior to an on-site assessment. 16 4. Regularly as part of Staff Meeting 152.16 NON-SWORN EMPLOYEE TRAINING A. The PSD Sergeant shall direct non-sworn employees to receive the following training: 1. Orientation to the agency's role, purpose, goals, mission, vision, values, policies and procedures. 2. Working conditions and regulations. 3. The responsibilities and rights of employees. 4. Biennial ethics training. B. Community Service Officers (CSO), Auxiliary, Telecommunications Officers, and School Crossing Guards shall receive specialized training in such areas as teletype operation, policy, traffic control, and communication skills as required by their positions. C. Training of non-sworn employees of the department shall be administered by the PSD Sergeant. Training should be carried out on an annual basis, in order to update skills and increase knowledge for new responsibilities. 17