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<br />SURPRISE POLICE DEPARTMENT <br /> <br />MENTOR PROGRAM ADM-30 <br /> <br />DATE DATE REVISE CALEA STANDARDS PAGE <br />ISSUED EFFECTIVE DATE MET <br />1 of 4 <br />06-26-06 04-25-08 YES <br />06-12-06 <br /> <br /> <br />I. PURPOSE <br /> <br />This program establishes a standardized system of mentoring new employees <br />and encouraging their successful completion of the academy and continued <br />career growth. <br /> <br />II. POLICY <br /> <br />The policy of the Surprise Police Department is to create a program that <br />addresses the needs and concerns of new police recruits/officers and assist <br />them to make a successful transition into their new work environment. <br /> <br />A. Mentoring Sworn Police Officers <br /> <br />1. Administrative Responsibility <br /> <br />a. The responsibility of administering the Department’s role in <br />the mentoring process will lie with the Administrative <br />Services Division. Mentoring assignments will be made by <br />the Administrative Services Division Commanding Officer or <br />designee. <br /> <br />2. When new employees begin their careers with the Department, <br />they come with many questions and concerns which include, but <br />are not limited to: <br /> <br />a. Will they fit in <br />b. Will they have an opportunity to learn and grow <br />c. Will they be challenged <br />d. How will they perform and how will their performance be <br />measured <br /> <br />3. As an integral part of the recruiting, hiring and training process, <br />each newly hired police officer will be placed into the new hire <br />mentoring program where they will be paired with a veteran <br />employee who has the skills of mentoring. The Administrative <br />Services Division Commanding Officer or designee will serve as an <br />advisor in the following areas: <br /> <br />a. Review the background and skills of the assigned mentors <br />and select the most suitable mentor for the new hire. <br /> <br />