Field Training Officer Instruction/Certification (Coaching Model)

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.

Virtual Classroom meets online.

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

Monday to Friday, Nov. 16 to 20, 2020
Virtual Classroom meets online
Hours: 40
Tuition: $400

Future classes: 

May 17 to 21, 2021  Virtual Classroom meets online

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