Merit Courses are training classes that are not required for certification or re-certification of a deputy sheriff, but are offered to provide additional training as determined by the employing sheriff or by the deputy with the approval of sheriff.
These training courses are offered under several training formats and while some may offer salary reimbursement, others do not. All training is provided free to current deputies, although some courses are limited or give priority to deputies who received certification during certain time periods.
The 2012 Train the Trainer Bulletin lists the course schedule for 2012 and explains the enrollment process.
Successful completion of all merit courses will be recorded on a deputy's academic record and will be reflected on their academic transcripts.