Field Training Officer
August 28 - September 1, 2023
Miami County Sheriff’s Office Training Center
2050 N. County Road 25A
Troy, OH 45373
8am - 5pm
Hosted by the Miami County Sheriff's Office
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 FTO 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.
Students should bring their laptops and a thumb drive to the class.
Steve "Pappy" Papenfuhs, Eddie Chan and Dominic Gamboa 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, and Eddie is a current FTO Sergeant there. Dom is a former Training Unit Officer with the San Francisco Police Department and current Santa Clara Police Reserve. 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.
Once you enter the student information below and click "Register", you will be taken to a checkout page where you can pay using a credit card, or you may request that an invoice be sent to your department that can be paid online or by check and sent by mail. Please note that invoices incur a $15.00 non-refundable processing fee.
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