Field Training
Program Supervisor


We train supervisors and managers how to run a high-quality field training program

If your agency is searching for a way to get all your FTOs on the same page, decrease the number of trainees you have to let go and make sure your training program is top-notch, this is the right course you.

Field Training Supervisors and Managers have to wear a lot of hats. They are trainers, risk-managers, schedulers, report auditors, and mentors all while balancing a ton of other duties. Most importantly, they are charged with making sure trainees are trained fairly and legally by FTOs who really know how to teach.

This course equips supervisors and managers with the skills to do all that. Best of all, it is taught by expert FTO Supervisors who know you need practical takeaways, not outdated concepts form the past. This course is POST Certified in California to meet the requirements of the Field Training Program SAC (Supervisor/Administrator/Coordinator) course.

Course Curriculum

  • Field Training Program Management
  • Selection and Supervision of FTOs
  • How to Make Your FTO’s Expert Teachers
  • How to Fix a Struggling Trainee
  • How to Protect Your Agency from Liability
  • Field Training Software such as LEFTA 
  • Training and Testing Scenarios
  • Crucial Topics such as New Use of Force Laws, Millennial Trainees, COVID’s Impact on Self-Initiated Activity and more

This course satisfies the Field Training Supervisor/Administrator/Coordinator (SAC) Training Requirement as specified in the California Code of Regulation, Title 11, Section 1004.

The way police officers are trained is under scrutiny like never before. Think about the issues facing your field training program today. Now consider all the things that could go wrong! That can be a scary thought. What most agencies do is just cross their fingers and hope everything will be OK.

We think you deserve a better plan than just hope, which is why we created this course. Your FTO supervisors and managers will leave this course with a solid blueprint for how to run an effective program, limit liability, and get all your FTOs on the same page.

Target Audience:

Sergeants, Lieutenants and other staff charged with supervising and managing Field Training Programs

3 day course (24 hours)

California POST Certification #1345-31735

Investment: $595/student

Looking to launch a new FTO program or overhaul your current one?

No need to re-invent the wheel. Consider this your train-the-trainer course. You will leave this course with a solid plan on how to begin or overhaul your Field Training Program. You will learn the simple concepts that will make your program successful directly from our highly experienced FTO Instructors.


Steve "Pappy" Papenfuhs

Steve “Pappy” Papenfuhs

More about Steve

Eddie Chan and Steve “Pappy” Papenfuhs are not only highly-experienced law enforcement professionals from Northern California but they are also expert instructors. Steve is a former FTO Sergeant, and Eddie Chan is a current FTO Sergeant with the San Jose Police Department. Each has decades of experience teaching law enforcement officers. They are obsessed with delivering highly engaging courses and they are the reason why our FTO training programs are so different than the typical “Death by Power Point” courses.