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Training for Baldwin County Sheriff’s Deputies


All Deputies must be certified through the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission. The trainee must complete 480 hours of basic training at an approved academy. The trainee must satisfactorily complete the law enforcement training course and be certified by the Commission, the trainee must achieve the following: an overall score of not less than 70% on written exams, pass the first aid exam with a score of not less than 70%, pass the legal issues exam with a score of not less than 70%, pass the physical agility/ability test, and pass 43 hours of firearms training and qualify two of three attempts on the firearms course. The Baldwin County Sheriff's Office pays for APOST training upon the hire of a new deputy unless they are currently APOST certified.

For further information for APOST requirements, please visit their website at https://www.apostc.alabama.gov/ .

Field Training

The Field Training program is ran by Patrol Supervisors and experienced Field Training Officers. It consists of four (4) Phases lasting a total of fourteen (14) weeks. Over the course of Field Training the trainee’s skills, knowledge, officer safety, decision making and autonomy are expected to progress steadily culminating in Phase 4 where he/she is shadowed by the evaluating FTO and is expected to be able to perform as a solo Deputy. All new Deputy Sheriff hires must successfully complete the entire program regardless of prior experience.

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