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<br />SURPRISE POLICE DEPARTMENT <br /> <br /> <br />MASTER POLICE OFFICER (MPO) PROGRAM ADM-28 <br /> <br />DATE DATE REVISE CALEA STANDARDS PAGE <br />ISSUED EFFECTIVE DATE MET <br />1 of 5 <br />07-25-08 N/A YES <br />07-14-08 <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />I. PURPOSE <br /> <br />The Surprise Police Department Master Police Officer (MPO) Program is <br />designed to improve skills, enhance productivity and promote professional <br />growth and job satisfaction, while providing compensation for advanced <br />education and for certain designated skills or combination of skills. The MPO <br />Program is an alternative career path for Police Officers, designed to retain <br />highly motivated and skilled officers who will remain an asset to the City of <br />Surprise. <br /> <br />II. POLICY <br /> <br />The program is based on an accumulation of point scores for education, training <br />and advanced skills. The program requires a minimum number of years of <br />service as a Surprise Police Officer. Evaluations are required to have met or <br />exceeded standards. A minimum number of points are required to be eligible to <br />be a Master Police Officer. <br /> <br /> III. PROCEDURE <br /> <br />A. Eligibility <br /> <br />1. Time in Service <br /> <br />a. The MPO Program requires that an officer have a minimum <br />of five (5) years of experience as a full-time employee <br />. <br />serving as a City of Surprise Police Officer <br />b. Time is computed from the first date of assignment as a <br />police officer for SPD following graduation from an academy <br />or from the date of hire for lateral officers. <br /> <br /> 2. Job Performance <br /> <br />a. The MPO Program is designed to reward those officers who <br />perform at a satisfactory or above level. An officer must <br /> <br />obtain a “meets standards” or above ratingon three <br />consecutive employee evaluations. <br />b. In addition to a satisfactory performance appraisal, an officer <br />is not eligible for the program if the officer has received any <br />. <br />major disciplinary action within the last 12 months <br /> <br />