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Field Training Officer Refresher/Transition San Jose Model

Hours: 24
Tuition: $295

Program Information:
The FTO Refresher/Transition Course is a 24 hour course designed to update experienced FTO’s who have previously completed the 40 Hour Field Training and Evaluation Program (San Jose Model). This course also serves as a transition class for agencies transitioning from another FTO model to the San Jose Model.

Course Highlights and Topics to be covered:

• Goals of the Field Training Program
• The Daily Evaluation Process
• Liability Review
• Adult Learning and Coaching
• Performance Improvement Plan

Course Instructor:

Sgt. Thom Dworak is a 30 year veteran of the Wilmette Il Police Department and serves as the Lead Defensive Tactics Instructor and Field Training and Evaluation Program Coordinator. Thom is the Instructor Development Section Editor for the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) Journal and has presented on a wide variety of topics at the Annual ILEETA Conference. Sgt. Dworak serves as a trainer for the North East Multi-Regional Training MTU#3, the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy Northwestern University Center for Public Safety and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.

Course Prerequisite: Students attending this course of instruction must be a current certified FTO. A laptop computer is required for this course.

**Cancellations for this class must be received by SLEA 35 days prior to the start of the program in order to avoid being billed!**

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Jim Kempinski
Program Manager

Voice: (630) 942-2939

Trisha Augustyn
Administrative Assistant

Voice: (630) 942-2295

General Information

Voice: (630) 942-2677
Fax: (630) 942-3766


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