Field Training Officer Instruction/Certification (Coaching Model)

Hours: 40
Tuition: $400

Program Information:

This course is designed for experienced uniformed patrol
personnel selected to serve as field training officers (FTOs) with
probationary employees. Instruction includes the operational
structure of the field training and evaluation process and
emphasizes the FTO's role in helping probationers to certify for
solo patrol operations. Taking over where basic police training and
certification left off, participants learn to apply their knowledge
and skills according to agency policy, procedures and community
service delivery standards. Presentation includes discussion,
hands-on application, and individual and small-group exercises.
Students are asked to bring their department's training manual to
class and will be required to complete out-of-classroom reading
assignments from the course text and workbook, Breaking
Routine™: Field Training Officer.


Topics Include:

  • An instructional focus on two essential field training and evaluation process skills
  • Examining and objectively documenting the probationer's job behaviors using non-numerical/behaviorally anchored standardized assessment guidelines
  • Analyzing the probationer's training needs and using proper instructional techniques for corrective action
  • Selection and use of on-the-job instructional techniques and tools
  • Examining probationer assessment standards that work to produce Self-Reliant™ law enforcement officers

Instructor: Bruce Sokolove

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Suburban Law Enforcement Academy (SLEA) at College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd.

Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

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