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The Personnel and Training Division is in charge of recruiting and training cadets for the Los Santos Police Department. This is a division where the LSPD train the police officers of tomorrow.

On March 21st, 2022, the Los Santos Police Department and Paleto Bay Sheriff's Office decided to split their operations, to focus on hiring and training their own cadets. This came about after Anita May and Matthew Espinoz, the leaders of Personnel & Training, confronted Chief of Police Sam Baas about hiring more cadets than the 7 slots allowed for. At the time, the PBSO had 13 non-solo cadets (including 2 diversity hires and 3 recruited in 2021 which were agreed to not be included in the new 7 limit), while LSPD had 16 non-solo cadets (including 4 diversity hires and 1 recruited in 2021) making the total number of standard cadets for each department: 11 LSPD - 8 PBSO. A decision was met on March 25th, 2022 to separate the division, with each department having separate hiring & training programs.


Among other things the Lead of the PTD are in charge of:

  • Interviewing potential cadets;
  • Hiring cadets;
  • Training cadets;
  • Solo evaluations and final evaluations;
  • Renewal of SOPs for the FTO phase;
  • Identify new committed and eager FTOs & FTIs;

Hiring and Recruitment process

Phase Note
1 The first phase of recruitment is the optional ride-along phase. Any civilian is eligible for a ride-along, provided they don't have a criminal history. Any law enforcement officer is able to take any eligible civilian on a ride-along, but they are required to fill out a feedback form afterwards. During these ride-alongs, the civilian will be required to wear a grey bulletproof vest, as they also remain seated within the officer's vehicle.
2 Once a civilian has decided to pursue a career as a law enforcement officer, they may apply by submitting a statement of interest form. This form can be provided by the dispatchers at MRPD, the recruiters from PTD, and either of the leads of PTD. On submission, the interest form will be reviewed by one of the leads of PTD, with the applicant being either approved or declined depending on both the quality of the answers and the feedback gathered during the ride-along phase.
3 Once an applicant's interest form has been approved, one of the recruiters of PTD will then begin a review of the applicant. During this phase, the information submitted within the interest form will the verified, references may be checked, a background check will be conducted, and a medical evaluation of the applicant will be required. If no issues arise during this process, the recruiter will schedule an interview with the applicant.
4 The interview is structured, consisting of a set list of questions. It will be recorded by the recruiters. The recording of the interview will later be reviewed by the leads of PTD. If the applicant passes the interview, they will receive a conditional offer of employment. Upon accepting this offer, the applicant will become a cadet, making them eligible for training by Field Training Officers through active duty.
5 The cadet must get all sign-off (Pursuit, Radio etiquette, Communications, Report writing & Foundations) and be cleared by an Field Training Instructor before they will be eligible for their solo certification.
6 Once a cadet has been cleared for solo patrol, they will be passively monitored by the PTD staff. Once a consensus has been reached that the cadet is ready for their final evaluation, one will be scheduled between the cadet and a Field Training Instructor. During this evaluation, the instructor will quiz the cadet on their theoretical knowledge of the law and observe them to gauge their practical knowledge in the field. If the cadet passes this evaluation, they will receive an offer of employment.

Field Training Officers

Division Leads
Name Insignia Badge #
Emma Dupont LieutenantLSPD.png 406
Department Recruiters
Name Insignia Badge #
Jack Davenport CaptainLSPD.png 424
Joel Garcia LieutenantLSPD.png 407
Sexton Hardcastle SergeantSOLSPD.png 410
Field Training Instructors
Name Insignia Badge #
Sam Baas ChiefOfPolice.png 423
Lance Malton ACoP.png 409
Jack Davenport CaptainLSPD.png 424
Jeffrey Bundy CaptainLSPD.png 451
Tracy Martell CaptainLSPD.png 461
Alex Casterman LieutenantLSPD.png 402
Emma Dupont LieutenantLSPD.png 406
Joel Garcia LieutenantLSPD.png 407
Aaron Byson LieutenantLSPD.png 419
Sexton Hardcastle SergeantSOLSPD.png 410
Lily Pond SergeantLSPD.png 413
Lydia Vale SergeantLSPD.png 460
Field Training Officers
Name Insignia Badge #
Elizabeth Reed SergeantLSPD.png 442
Brian Knight SergeantLSPD.png 495
Dwayne Carter CorporalLSPD.png 400
Max Muller CorporalLSPD.png 431
Gage Draider CorporalLSPD.png 434
Mason Kennedy CorporalLSPD.png 435
Frank Williams SeniorOfficer.png 401
Winston Walker SeniorOfficer.png 405
Shane Jones SeniorOfficer.png 430
Ruger Daniels SeniorOfficer.png 438
Derek McNulty SeniorOfficer.png 466
Percy Weaver SeniorOfficer.png 490
Kareem Lyon Officer.png 403
Ace Crow Officer.png 425
Antoine Sigel Officer.png 489