Basic Field Training Officer Course

$390.00

SKU: PLI008 Category:

The Basic Field Training Officer Course is a 40 course specifically designed for experienced officers who will be serving as Field Training Officers for the agency. The class will use an innovative approach to deliver a dynamic classroom experience that will prepare the officer to successfully train and mentor new officers to the agency.

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Overview

The Basic Field Training Officer Course is a 40 course specifically designed for experienced officers who will be serving as Field Training Officers for the agency. The class will use an innovative approach to deliver a dynamic classroom experience that will prepare the officer to successfully train and mentor new officers to the agency. Using the San Jose Model as its core, this course features the “best practice” legally defendable evaluation process that is being used in public safety agencies across the country. The prospective Field Training Officer will be exposed to the benefits of using the Field Training and Evaluation Program during a new employee’s training and the specific roles of the Field Training Officer will be presented and discussed. Trainee documentation and legally defendable standardized evaluation procedures will be instructed through discussion and practical exercises. The Field Training Officer will learn about the program’s structure and how to modify it specifically for your agency. Remedial training action plans will be developed to address the trainee’s performance weaknesses, along with the Field Training Officer’s responsibilities as it relates to the training. Materials will also be provided with the information needed to make valuable improvements to your agency’s existing program.

Audience: This course is designed for all categories of sworn law enforcement and officers who conduct on-the-job field training of newly hired officers; shift supervisors responsible for the daily supervision of FTOs and their trainees; watch commanders unfamiliar with FTO program processes; agency training officers; FTO program managers who have not attended the basic Field Training Officer course and FTOs whose basic FTO training was more than the “gold standard” of five years ago.

Topics
  • Basic FTO program concepts and philosophies
  • Documenting your trainee during the shift
  • FTO program documentation
  • Training strategies and Remedial Training
  • The basic FTO program structure and how to make modifications
  • Preparing your trainee for the FTO program
  • Trainee responsibilities during the FTO program
  • Adult learning, memory and how stress impacts your trainee’s performance
  • Things you must know about FTO program-related legal issues
  • The recruit training checklist
  • The daily observation report and rating scale application
  • Ethical and Burnout dilemmas facing all FTOs
Instructor(s)
  • Steve Rathman Instructor

    Chief of Police Plattsmouth, NE Police Department Chief Steve Rathman started his law enforcement career in 1992 with the Hall County Sheriff’s Department in Grand Island, NE as a Deputy Sheriff. In 1996, he moved over to the Grand Island Police Department and worked as a road patrol police officer and a traffic enforcement motor officer. In 1998, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and served as a patrol supervisor. In 2003, he was moved into the administration division and served as the training coordinator for the department. In 2010, he was hired as the Chief of Police in Plattsmouth, NE. Chief Rathman holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska, a Master of Arts Degree in Management from Doane University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy-216th session, Quantico, VA. In addition, Chief Rathman serves as an adjunct professor of practice for the college of professional studies at Doane University and has been certified as a professional law enforcement instructor in the state of Nebraska. Chief Rathman has been a Use of Force Instructor since 1995, with extensive experience in the field of law enforcement training and the development of the curriculum for training programs in the areas of Use of Force, Field Training and Evaluation, Supervision, Management, and Leadership.

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