Police – Basic Field Training Officer School

Basic Field Training Officer

  • December 10-12, 2018

Field Training officers train and evaluate career candidates in preparation for solo duty in law enforcement, corrections, EMS and communications. Our Basic three-day school will provide the new FTO with the tools necessary to train and evaluate career candidates during the field training process.

NJNAFTO’s Basic FTO School is a nationally recognized school for preparing experienced officers for a career in field training. The San Jose Model, Reno Model and Modified San Jose Model are discussed. The course focuses on the FTO themselves and how they can improve their interpersonal and instruction skills to increase trainee retention. The classes incorporate a variety of learning activities, including group work, case law review and video scenarios.

This 24-hour class covers such topics as Intro to FTO, Adult Learning, Generational Leadership, Standardized Evaluations Guidelines, Ethics, Equal Opportunity Employment, Civil Liability and Officer Safety. Built on a foundation of Generational Communication and leadership, each block of study is directed at the Field Trainer and ways to improve their teaching, work product and approach to today’s new Officer in Training. Information includes motivating different generations of trainees, career survival for FTO, liability pertaining to evaluations, as well as 21st Century Policing and GALEA standards and exceptions.

Registration: Visit http://nafto.org/nafto-training/

Cost: $150 per student, which includes training materials and 1 year membership to NAFTO. (NJNAFTO is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational and professional association concerned with apprenticeship training.)

Conducted by the National Association of Field Training Officers