Field Training Officer
Using the San Jose Model as its core, this course features the legally defendable evaluation process that is being used in public safety agencies across the country and which has been adopted by the CALEA accreditation standards.
The benefits of the field training approach in employee selection will be identified and legally defendable standardized evaluation procedures will be instructed through discussion and practical exercises. You will learn about the FTO program structure, how to modify it, key elements and documentation. Remedial training action plans will be developed to address employee performance deficiencies.
The FTO program roles of the shift supervisor will be identified. We will provide you with the information you will need to create an FTO program from scratch or to make valuable improvements to an existing program.
• Basic FTO program concepts
• Ethical issues
• Basic program forms
• Shift supervisor responsibilities
• The program structure
• The daily observation report
• Rating scale application
• Narrative evaluations
• How stress impacts trainee performance
• Adult learning
• Remedial Training and NRT
• Remedial Training Plans
• Legal issues
• Dealing with difficult trainees
• FTO and trainee interaction
• The training checklist
Audience: Sworn law enforcement personnel who conduct on-the-job field training of newly hired recruit officers; shift sergeants and corporals responsible for the daily supervision of FTOs; watch commanders unfamiliar with FTO program processes; patrol managers; agency training officers; FTO program managers who have not attended the basic 40-hour Field Training Officer course or who have been away from FTO programs for more than five years
Course length: 40 hours
* For Florida Officers, IPTM's Field Training Officer course meets the State of Florida, Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, CMS requirements and qualifies for 40 hours of salary incentive credit.