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Supervision of Field Training Officer Programs (FTO)

Hours: 16
Tuition: $195

Program Information:

Field Training and Evaluation Programs have been in existence since the 1970’s and have been implemented in national, state, county and municipal law enforcement organizations.  These programs have stood the test of time and are reliable evaluation tools for patrol, communications and corrections personnel.  

This 2-day, 16-hour program has been specifically designed for supervisors who are assigned the task of leading, directing and supervising Field Training Officers (FTO’s), regardless of the FTO model an agency subscribes to. The curriculum emphasizes the issues and tasks facing supervisors who have FTO’s assigned under their chain of command.  Upon completion of this program the supervisor will have an understanding of the roles of the FTO, along with what constitutes proper documentation. The curriculum also includes implementation of agency policies and procedures, an overview of liability issues facing a Field Training Evaluation Program (FTEP), tools that utilize the knowledge, skills, abilities brought to the job and using/applying them according to agency policy, procedures and standards.  

Topics Include:

  • The Field Training Evaluation Program

  • Roles and Responsibilities of the FTO

  • Liability issues

  • Overriding the Probationary Officer’s Decisions

  • Stress Management

  • Sexual Harassment and Hostile Working Environments

  • Job Status Review and Recommendations  

 **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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