No comments can be made about the particulars of Boomer's case since it is still under investigation. I was then read a statement from Police Chief Harmon that all police officers are provided with animal training from the SPCA and that it is now included for officers graduating from the academy. (Side note: Boomer was shot and killed by an newly appointed officer.)
Here is the website for the police department http://www.stpete.org/police/.
I looked through the PR and media pages on this website and did not find any statements on animal training or mandatory animal training for police officers. (This site should be updated to reflect this information.)
The secretary explained to me that their city operates differently and that the city council are the ones who change policy. The mayor just enforces the policy.