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Supervising and Managing
the Field Training Program/Sokolove Method

Hours: 32
Tuition: $400

This four-day hands-on, problem-based learning course is specifically designed for first-line patrol and administrative support services managers responsible for supervising and managing Field Training Officers and probationary law enforcement employees.

This course emphasizes the necessary components of supervising probationers and Field Training Officers at the patrol shift level to insure that administrative guidelines and legal requirements are met. The course highlights two essential supervisory responsibilities: the ability to comprehensively examine probationer performance documentation in accordance with the standardized Field Training and Evaluation Process assessment guidelines, and auditing the probationer’s on-the-job training to insure the Field Training Unit utilizes the most appropriate instructional techniques for training task mastery and when necessary, corrective action.

Course content will include:

  • Recruitment, Testing, Selection and Training of FTO’s
  • FTO scheduling issues/resource allocation
  • Auditing Probationer training and coaching documentation
  • Conducting the Weekly Performance Summary process meeting
  • Preparing Probationer Employment Status Reports/Recommendation
  • Assessing the effectiveness of the Field Training Officer and
    FTO Process
  • Defending against State and Federal wrongful discharge claims

Instructed by Bruce Sokolove
and his training associates

**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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