Do You Invest In Your Employees?

After completing the law enforcement academy in 1995, I rode with veteran officers so I could learn how to do the job.  The department did not have a Field Training Program. I only learned from veteran officers who were supposed to “teach” new officers.  Out of the three “veteran” officers I was learning from (rode with), only one actually…

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Message from Interim Executive Director

Hello everyone, The National Association of Field Training Officers is alive and well. Yes, as President Hasselberger advised in his statement to the association, we are currently going through a transition period. To be sure our transition was a success, it became clear we needed to restructure certain elements of our leadership. For the time being, I’ve been asked…

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Interim Executive Director

The National Executive Board of NAFTO is excited to announce the appointment of Dan Greene as our Interim Executive Director.  Dan’s involvement with NAFTO runs deep. Many would recognize him as their instructor, but he has also worked behind the scenes to develop all of NAFTO’s curriculum. He’s served on both the National and Arizona State Executive Boards for…

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Hafa Adai

“Hafa Adai” is the traditional Chamorro greeting used in Guam and is generally accompanied by a warm smile that foreshadows the hospitality of the island.   Stateside, we often think our agency’s issues are unique to our own jurisdiction which is isolated from the rest of the contemporary policing issues.  A trip to our western-most U.S. Territory convinced me that…

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