Field Training Officer (FTO)

Field Training Officer (FTO)

This course will teach officers how to provide supervised field training for new recruits in law enforcement.  The goal is to transition the recruit from the academy setting to an actual hands-on assignment.  The course includes training in instructional techniques, coaching and evaluation, remedial training and record keeping.  The course is designed to provide training, guidance, and taring aspects to future Field Training Officers in the area of law enforcement.

This course also introduces and teaches the student the history and purpose of Field Training, training methodologies and techniques, counseling, the evaluation process, and the importance of documentation.  Each student must demonstrate (evaluated at the end of the course) the basic knowledge required to effectively apply all applications of the training.  This course will teach the methods used in the San Jose and Mesa Arizona models.