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I usually don’t stop to write openly about my inner thoughts and emotions very often. But this may be good therapy? And yes, all active personalities in my head agree that this is a topic worth talking about. I was driving into work this last Wednesday and turned on the radio to listen to my favorite afternoon sports show….

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Overrides

Recently, I read a Daily Observation Report (DOR) prepared by one of my FTOs.  The following is an excerpt of the report:  “We were on routine patrol when I ran a random license plate check of a nearby vehicle.  The vehicle returned clear of stolen, but the male R/O had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.  I then directed my student…

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3 Days of Training Cottonwood, AZ!

There are three full days of training coming to Cottonwood, AZ. On February 3rd, there will be the 1 day FTO Refresher class. This lets your Field Training Officers stay current on training methodologies and issues.  Each block of study is directed at the Field Training Officer, and ways to improve their teaching, work product, and approach to today’s…

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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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