COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Field Training program is designed to instruct selected officers in their role as an FTO. Utilizing the San Jose Model, this five-day Field Training Officer Seminar will emphasize the FTO’s role as a mentor, coach, and evaluator for the newly trained police officer. This course of instruction consists of classroom discussion, breakout sessions as well as hands-on application of training materials. Attendees will also learn how to modify the FTO program to meet their department’s individual needs.


TOPICS COVERED

  • Basic FTO program structure
  • Ethical/integrity issues
  • FTO policies and accreditation
  • The program structure
  • The daily observation report
  • Rating scale application
  • Narrative evaluations
  • Leadership for the FTO
  • Teaching techniques
  • Liability issues
  • Additional training strategies and documentation
  • Termination procedures
  • Dealing with difficult trainees
  • FTO and student officer relationship
  • The training checklist
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