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Douglas hosts field training officer program

About 30 law enforcement officers from 11 agencies across the state gathered in Minden on Friday to graduate from field training conducted by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

Among the officers were nine Douglas deputies.

"This is the foundation of what you do in the future," Sheriff Ron Pierini told graduates. "You will do more to make your agency better."

Pierini said completing the training is also the next step to rising in their agencies.

“This is the foundation of what you do in the future. You will do more to make your agency better.”Sheriff Ron Pierini

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"It's the first step to being a better law enforcement officer," he said.

And if they ever need help or advice, the door was always open.

"Ask us anytime, we're here to help," he said.

Peace Officer Standards Training Deputy Director Tim Bunting said the field training officers take over where POST leaves off.

"You're out there training in the field," he said.

Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong offered his thanks to Douglas County for putting on the training.

"You go above and beyond and we could not appreciate it more," he said.

Douglas County has been conducting field training officer academies since 1986, and it has been 26 years since it first hosted neighboring agencies.

Officer's came from as far away as Elko this cycle.