• We recognize achievements of individuals from our state chapters.

  • Our conference features break out training blocks, providing you the ability to choose training which is relevant to your organizational needs.

The National Association of Field Training Officers (NAFTO) is a non-profit educational and professional association concerned with apprenticeship training.

Commonly referred to as the “Field Training Officer Concept”, apprenticeship training is used for law enforcement, communications, and corrections personnel. Educators, administrators and other criminal justice practitioners are also encouraged to participate.

NAFTO was created as a resource for law enforcement, corrections, and communications trainers throughout the United States and beyond.  NAFTO encourages the exchange of ideas and communication in order to promote “Field Training Program” related issues, which are unique to apprenticeship training models.

Those who choose a career in law enforcement, communications, corrections, and EMS, do not have the skills necessary to simply show up and perform the job in a proficient manner.  These career fields have a basic training requirement, such as an academy.  This training is basic and provides the foundation of learning.  However, it does not provide all the skills necessary to ensure candidates are ready to perform the duties required to do the job in a solo or proficient status.   Read More….

The 2014 Annual Conference has concluded.

With the close of the 2014 conference, your e-board is already planning for 2015 and beyond. This year’s conference was held in Cheyenne Wyoming. A big thank you to Lt. Bob Smith for all of his hard work in putting together this year’s event. From the opening ceremonies, which included an Honor Guard with bag pipers to the banquet, the conference was well planned and appreciated by the membership. Bob will receive a small “break” from all the hustle-bustle Read More….

NAFTO FTO training


Standardized Field Training helps reduce liability as it relates to:

Negligent HiringNAFTO FTO training
Negligent Retention
  • Negligent Assignment
Negligent Entrustment
Negligent Training
Negligent Supervision
  • Failure to Direct
Due Process Issues



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