New class of deputies begins Sheriff's Academy
PIMA COUNTY, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - The new recruits of the Pima County Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy had orientation today for what will be 20 weeks of training.
Deputy Jesus Banuelos with the Pima County Sheriff's Department tells KGUN9 that the 15 recruits will go through theoretical and practical instruction including driver's and firearms training.
They will also have to combat physical assailants and pass two fitness assessments.
They will then take a comprehensive final exam with 400 multiple choice questions.
They will graduate in January of 2014. Twelve of the recruits will join the Pima County Sheriff's Department, two will go to Oro Valley Police and one is a United States Air Force Security Police/Reserve Deputy for the Pima County Sheriff's Department.