Seven new Overland Park officers, freshly graduated from the Johnson County Regional Police Academy (JCRPA), stopped by the office today to receive their commission cards on their journey to becoming law enforcement officers.
The members of the 109th JCRPA class have completed their 16-week academy courses and will enter the field training program on Sunday. They will each be assigned three different Field Training Officers (FTO's) who'll watch over them as they put all their training to use on the street. They will also receive daily evaluations from their FTO’s and receive constant feedback on their performances.
They must successfully complete the 12-week field training program before they are allowed out on their own.