Communications Training Officer (CTO)

Communications Training Officer (CTO)

This course will teach the communications specialist how to provide supervised field training for new communication personnel.  the goal is to transition the communications specialist from an academy setting to an actual hands-on assignment.  The course includes training in instructional techniques, coaching and evaluation, remedial training and record keeping.  This course is designed to provide training guidance and training aspects to future Communications Training Officers in the area of public safety.

This course all introduces and teaches the student the history and purpose of Communications 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.