Training and Personnel

The Personnel Section is responsible for recruiting employee prospects. Once hired, the section utilizes various resources to properly educate new personnel and re-educate current employees.

Responsibilities of personnel assigned to this section are to assist with entrance exams, interview applicants and to complete background investigations, polygraph examinations and psychological testing of prospective employees.

Officer Heather Mallett, who coordinates the hiring process for the department, can be reached by telephone at (850) 436 - 5429 or email at
Officers undergo training monthly ranging from crowd control to how to deal with victims of crime.

The Training Section is responsible for orientation of new employees within the department in addition to providing in-house education for officers at a schedule of seven hours per each 28-day work cycle.

Each officer is mandated by Florida Police Standards to obtain 40 hours of advanced training annually and it is the responsibility of the Training Section to ensure this is completed.

The department's training officer is James Daniels. He can be reached at (850) 435 - 1967 or via email at

Academic instruction is also provided by this section for all police cadets. Please visit our Cadet Position for more information.

The Training Section can be reached by telephone at (850) 435 - 1960.