Responsibilities & Training
Mentors are expected to maintain contact with their protégés either in-person or by telephone and tell the protégé how to make contact with them if any questions arise. Additionally, mentors keep their protégés aware of any Departmental functions or issues that may be important.
During the mentoring cycle, which extends throughout the protégé’s probationary period, either the mentor or the protégé can request that a new mentor be assigned if either of them feel that the pairing is not compatible.
All new mentors receive a five-hour in-house training course. During the course, they receive training on the origin of mentoring, communications techniques, and ethics. Mentors also complete group exercises involving a variety of mentoring scenarios.
For more information about the Mentoring Program, please email Sergeant Matt Kraut