Officer Safety: Inside and Out

Officer Safety: Inside and Out By Sgt. David J. Harris As the FTO Coordinator for my agency, it has been quite some time since I had a Student Officer in my car.  Recently that opportunity presented itself.  I found myself recalling all of the skill sets required to an effective FTO.  One thing that stood out to me is…

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WA Chapter 1st Director Passes

In April of 1991 I attended the first CJTC sponsored FTO Instructor Academy. It was a 40 hour class and the graduates were to be the first WA. State certified FTO instructors. We were to teach the new 24 hr. FTO class to candidates throughout the state. Among the members in the class were two Deputies, Joe Henderson from…

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