Based on the nationally acclaimed “San Jose Model” of the Field Training and Evaluation Program (FTEP), this course focuses on the responsibilities of the FTO program manager and shift supervisors. Officers assigned to their agency training sections and professional standards, who also interact with the FTO program, will benefit greatly from the information provided in this class.
This course is packed with information which you can immediately apply towards building a stronger and more effective FTO program. Specific attention will be focused on the myriad FTO program management and supervisory tasks which must be addressed in order to run an up-to-date and legally defendable FTO Program. We will examine a “best practice” FTO selection process and discuss FTO specialty unit incentives. We will also explore steps to create or update an FTO program.
- The duties and responsibilities of the FTO program manager
- The FTO program responsibilities of the shift supervisor
- A “best practice” FTO selection process
- The FTO Specialty Unit and attached benefits
- Dealing with your unproductive FTOs
- FTO program files and operational manuals
- Structuring and modifying your FTO program
- Preparing your new FTOs to work with their first trainee
- Preparing a new trainee to enter the FTO program
- How to determine if your trainees are passing or failing the FTO Program
- Computer-based FTO programs
- Remedial training action plans for failing trainees
- FTO Program budgets
- Layers of documentation (both mandatory and optional)
- Short-version FTO Programs for officers with prior experience
- Landmark FTO Program law suits
- Discipline within the FTO Program
- Preparing for a trainee termination
Patrol FTO program managers, patrol shift supervisors, and senior patrol field training officers who are interested in moving into FTO supervision and management positions. Sworn middle-management and executive level personnel who desire to learn more about managing a “Field Training and Evaluation” program. Agency training officers involved in the FTO program will benefit from this course. Communications, corrections and other non-patrol public safety personnel choosing to attend this course must be prepared to convert the information presented in class into their own specialized FTO program environments.
Prior experience as a patrol FTO and completion of a 40-hour Field Training Officer course. Instructors will be available to work with students attending without these prerequisites.