This three-day course will provide the new FTO with all of the skills and abilities to professionally train and evaluate a new recruit.
Field Training Officers train and evaluate career candidates in preparation for solo duty in law enforcement, corrections and communications. Our Basic 3 day course will provide the new FTO with the tools necessary to train and evaluate career candidates during the field training process.
NAFTO’s Basic FTO School is a nationally recognized model for preparing experienced patrol officers for a career in field training. The course focuses on the FTO themselves, and how they can improve their interpersonal and instruction skills to increase Officer in Training (OIT) retention. The classes incorporate a variety of learning activities, including case law discussion and video scenarios.
This 24 hour class covers such topics as:
- Introduction to FTO
- Adult Learning
- Generational Leadership
- Standardized Evaluations Guidelines
- Equal Opportunity Employment
- Civil Liability
- Officer Safety
Each block of study is directed at the Field Training Officer, and ways to improve their teaching, work product, and approach to today’s Officer In Training. Information includes motivating different generations of trainees, career survival for the FTO, and case law review pertaining to evaluations.
Minimum class size 20 paid students
NAFTO will provide the following:
- Instructor fees and travel expenses.
- Class registration is handled by NAFTO
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For over 20 years the National Association of Field Training Officers has been promoting and training field training officers through its publications, websites, and annual training conferences. Now NAFTO provides this quality training year round. Check out our other classes and certifications.
If you are not a current NAFTO member, you will receive NAFTO membership with your class attendance.