Prior to the last class of sergeants we accurately guessed to the week the promotion of new sergeants based on the date that merit candidates were required. We can only guess that the merit process will be complete soon if it is not already. Shortly there after a list of personnel to attend detective familiarization will be created. Does it really take 3 months to complete this process? The newly trained "detectives" will be joined by existing detectives that are to be promoted for pre-sergeants training. Our best guess has the "D" training beginning in 2-4 weeks and lasting 3 months and the pre-sergeants training lasting 6 weeks. Bottom line has the new sergeants on the street 20-22 weeks from now. Reduce the "D" training to 2 weeks and the new sergeants are out on or before 1 July when we could really use them.