The Role of the Field Training Officer Pt. 2

The Role of the Field Training Officer – An essay Pt. 2 This is part one of two of an essay submitted as part of the testing process for new FTO’s with the Marysville Police Departjment. The author was a lateral hire from Juno, AK and had been an FTO at his previous agency. After completing the Washington State…

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The Role of the Field Training Officer Pt. 1

The Role of the Field Training Officer – An essay Pt. 1 This is part one of two of an essay submitted as part of the testing process for new FTO’s with the Marysville Police Departjment.  The author was a lateral hire from Juno, AK and had been an FTO at his previous agency.  After completing the Washington State…

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Simplify Your FTO Program with Software

Simplify your Field Training Program with Agency360’s FTO Software You find it rewarding to be a Field Training Officer (FTO), but It’s been a long day with the trainee that hasn’t gone well.  You are so busy that your 12-hour shift has turned into 14 and finally the time to go home arrives.   But then you remember…you still need…

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21st Century Field Training; Part #3

Welcome back. This is our last installation of articles on the 21st Century Field Training Officer. In March of 2016, NAFTO had the opportunity to present this information in classroom form to an audience of some of America’s best Law Enforcement instructors at the annual ILEETA conference in Chicago, Illinois. The class was well received and I feel that…

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21st Century Field Training; Part #2

Welcome back! This is Part #2 of our series on the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing and its impact on the field training unit. One aspect of NAFTO training, philosophy and mind-set that I have always been very proud of is the fact that we are not chained to history. I believe that at NAFTO we believe…

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