Field Training Program Supervisor

Field Training Program Supervisor

May 20 - 22, 2024

Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters Community Room

5200 Soquel Avenue

Santa Cruz, CA 95062

8am - 5pm

Hosted by the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office

CA POST Certified:#1345-31715-23-002


Looking to revamp your FTO program?

Consider this your train-the-trainer course. You’ll leave this course with a solid plan on how to begin or overhaul your Field Training Program. You’ll learn the simple concepts that will make your program successful directly from our highly experienced FTO Instructors.

This course equips law enforcement supervisors and managers with everything they need to organize and manage a Field Training Program. You’ll learn not only strategies and policy considerations but also the practical take-a-ways and tools that you can begin using immediately. Whether you are looking for a way to overhaul your program and get all your FTOs on the same page or need to know the best practices for managing a Field Training Program, this is the course for you. Our instructors are highly experienced FTO Supervisors from the San Jose Police Department in California, the birthplace of the FTO concept.

This course includes:

  • A behind-the-scenes look at what makes FTO programs successful or not.
  • How to coordinate and manage a Field Training Program
  • Selection and supervision of FTOs
  • Training deficiencies and how to fix them
  • Templates of Daily Observation Reports and Remedial Training Reports

Please have each student bring a laptop computer and a portable USB drive.

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

Eddie Chan

Eddie Chan is a current Sergeant with the San Jose Police Department who spent the last 13 years as an FTO Supervisor. He is obsessed with helping agencies like yours develop highly-effective FTO programs. Instead of “death by power point”, Eddie prefers to use current body-worn camera footage and his real world experience to help you develop practical tools you can use to supervise your own program. Read more about our Field Training Supervisor Program course here.

Payment Methods

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.

This course is full, but occasionally spots open up due to cancellations or other reasons. To be added to the wait list please contact us. We also encourage you to check our Training Schedule to see if there are other courses coming up in your area that you might be able to attend.

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