My Experience as a Probationary Trooper
During the thirty days as a Probationary Trooper in general duties policing you will be working with experienced Troopers who will assist you in applying everything you've learnt at the San Andreas State Police Academy to real life policing situations. These Troopers also work with the Education Development Officers (EDOs) to assist all Probationary Troopers with aspects of their work, studies and duties. As a Probationary Trooper engaged in general duties policing you can expect to be exposed to a wide range of job including:
Probationary Troopers will be involved with a range of other incidents.
As a Probationary Trooper, you will be partnered with a Field Training and Assessment Officer (FTAO) for the first couple of months.
The FTAO will be your 'shadow' and will guide and assist you through everyday jobs and follow-up jobs. An FTAO has undertaken a specific training course and is well aware of the study requirements of a Probationary Trooper and will assist that Member in preparation.
Being a member of a Police Area Command (PAC) you will be apart of a team comprising of many different roles, ranks, and positions. A Police Area Command is under the control of a Police Area Commander, who holds the rank of Superintendent.
The PAC is supported by Duty Officers (Inspectors) who manage the Detachment issues and Team Leaders (Sergeants) who form the mobile supervisory patrols.
In addition, there are Support Roles who assist members of general duties with members from Traffic Highway Patrol Command, Bicycle Squad, State Crimes Command and the State Protection Group and Counter Terrorism Command, etc. However potential applicants are encouraged to join and complete the Field Training Program (FTP) - (30 Days) to pursue a career in specific Support Roles.
Note: New recruits are required to complete a thirty day (30)s Probationary along with one week General Duties prior to applying for a transfer to another location or specialist role.