Savage Training Group | Field Training Officer - Basic Certification Course (40 Hours)

Field Training Officer

May 3 - 7, 2021

Sunnyvale, CA

8am - 5pm

Hosted by San Mateo County Sheriff's Office

POST Control Number:#1345-31725-20-005

Plan IV - Travel and per diem reimbursement


NOTE: The specific address in Sunnyvale for this course will be provided to registrants upon successful registration.

This course fulfills the POST training requirements to certify F.T.O.’s and other law enforcement personnel with the responsibility of training law enforcement officers. This course is open to law enforcement officers and other agency personnel including Probation Officers and Community Service Officers.

The course focuses on the core functions of a F.T.O. which are to Teach, Evaluate and Document (T.E.D.).

We use advanced teaching skills to get the students thinking critically. We guide the students in becoming skilled teachers themselves.

We present specific examples of good and bad performance reports so the students really get to know what to write and what to avoid.

The students evaluate live role players and practice applying the Standard Evaluation Guidelines so they leave the course ready for the real thing.

Each student receives hands on practice writing Daily Observation Reports and Remedial Training Plans and counseling trainees. They receive personalized feedback on each report, making sure they understand specifically what is required of them as an FTO.

Each student graduates with an understanding of the laws pertaining to liability, training and performance evaluations.

Other topics include expectations, functions and roles of the Field Training Officer, ethics and professionalism, driver awareness/driver safety, mental health, and leadership.

While it is not mandatory, students are highly encouraged to bring their laptops to the class.

Steve "Pappy" Papenfuhs, Dominic Gamboa and Scott SavageSteve "Pappy" Papenfuhs, Dominic Gamboa and Scott Savage are not only highly experienced law enforcement professionals from Northern California but they are also expert instructors. Steve is a former FTO Sergeant with the San Jose Police Department, Scott is a former FTO and Sergeant with the Palo Alto Police Department and now serves with the Santa Clara Police Department and Dom is a former Training Unit Officer with the San Francisco Police Department who also still serves with Santa Clara PD. 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. Read more about our FTO course and see a message from our instructors here.
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  • May 3 - 7, 2021
  • Sunnyvale, CA
  • Hosted by San Mateo County Sheriff's Office
  • 8am - 5pm
  • #1345-31725-20-005
  • Plan IV - Travel and per diem reimbursement

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