How long is your training program?

Applicants who come to us directly from the academy will go through a four week "mini-skills" program, to acclimate them to our agency.  They will then move on to patrol in a Field Training program, where they will be paired with a training officer.  That training program typically lasts 12-16 weeks.  Lateral or certified applicants coming to us from another agency will typically go through an abbreviated version of the same training.

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1. Does the Grand Junction Police Department have an age restriction?
2. How long is the academy?
3. When does the academy start?
4. What should I do to prepare for the application process?
5. What if I'm POST certified in another state?
6. Do I have to pay to attend the academy as a recruit?
7. How many times can I attempt the physical ability test?
8. How long does the whole process take?
9. If I'm accepted as a sponsored candidate, do I have to buy my equipment and uniforms?
10. How long is your training program?