Field Training Officer
February 19 - 23, 2024
Milpitas Community Center
457 E. Calaveras Boulevard
Milpitas, CA 95035
8am - 5pm
Hosted by the Milpitas Police Department
CA POST Certified:#1345-31725-23-003
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 as well as counseling trainees. They receive feedback from our instructors, so 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.
Eddie Chan, Steve Valentine, and Dom Gamboa are not only highly-experienced law enforcement professionals from Northern California but they are also expert instructors. Eddie is a current FTO Sergeant and Steve is a current Field Training Officer with the San Jose Police Department. Dom is a former Training Unit Officer with the San Francisco Police Department and current Santa Clara Police Reserve. Both have 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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