The training process starts with 10 weeks of state-mandated training at an approved academy. Most candidates will attend the CSRA Police Academy in Blythe, GA. However, other academies around the state of Georgia may be used.
Upon completion of the academy, you will receive an additional three weeks of training at the RCSO Training Center.
Your training will continue during your first assignment at one of the Two Uniformed Precincts. Here you will be assigned a certified Field Training Officer for your hands-on training, which will last about 12 weeks.
Once you have completed field training, you will begin working solo. However, your training will continue through evaluations and follow-up training. Your probationary period lasts for the first 12 months of employment with the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.