FTO Refresher
Quality & Excellence In Criminal Justice Training
This is a 3 day refresher training course for
the Field Training Officers. The field training
program for an agency is one of the most
important training programs an agency
maintains. The lack of a training program, a
substandard program or a poorly run
program can cost an agency millions of
dollars in civil suits, loss of good personnel
and the loss of a previously untarnished
reputation. A well trained FTO force, in
conjunction with a well run program, will help
protect an agency from civil suits originating
from within and without the agency.  
It is important that FTOs maintain and refresh their training skills at least every 2 to 3
years.  This program is for participants already familiar with a FTO program. This
program updates the FTO on the latest techniques in field training and the legal
aspects of the FTO program.    The instructor, John Bowden, presents this course with
a combined total of 30 years experience in law enforcement and law enforcement
training. He was one of the original Field Training Officers involved in the
implementation of the current Orlando Florida Police Department FTO program. He
brings to the table his training experience as an FTO, an FTO supervisor, a police
academy coordinator and a consultant to FTO programs.  This  24 hour course
condenses the class exercises and assigns some material to participants to read in
their own time.


This course is also available and taught in a corrections version using materials,
Examples and forms that are corrections specific.  It includes legal issues specific
to corrections and all the practicums are corrections oriented.

                                   WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

Field Training Officers, Field Training Supervisors, Administrators, Managers.
History Of The FTO Program
An historical perspective of the program
describing the civil cases that acted as a
program and the impact on today’s law

Structure Of FTO Training
A detailed blueprint of the field training
schedule from hiring to probation with a
detailed description of each phase and
its purpose within the program

The Philosophy of The FTO
A description of the eight
philosophies that govern the successful
operation of an effective FTO program.

Changing Behavior
Learn how to identify the cause of
unacceptable behavior in trainees and
use positive and effective techniques to
make changes in that behavior.

A description of the dynamics of
interpersonal communications, and how
to use the knowledge of communications
to provide feedback to the trainee in an
effective manner.
Dynamics of Adult Learning
This block discusses the dynamics of
human learning, how the human system
receives, filters, translates, stores and
ultimately uses information.  This will
enable the participant to be a more
effective teacher.

Coaching, Counseling
This block will discuss and demonstrate
the proper techniques to move the trainee
to an effective level of competency. The
participant will learn how to modify
behavior by proper training techniques,
coaching and counseling.

Legal Defensibility
Using real cases, this course will present
the elements that make this program
legally defensible.

Liability & Training
This course will explain the liability of
training and the vicarious responsibility of
the FTO, supervisors and ultimately the
agency.  This course will present
techniques to avoid situations that will
subject an agency to civil suits for training

Termination of Trainees
With the study of real cases, the
participant will learn the problems that can
be caused by the termination of a trainee;
how to deliver the message, and the steps
to take to avoid possible violence.  
Presentation Techniques
This section explains how to develop
techniques to effectively teach the
trainee with a minimum of effort in the
shortest period possible.

This Course Is
Only Available In
Length Of
24 Hours

All Training
Materials Are

A Professional
Certificate Is
Issued With
Each Course
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FTO Master Trainer Course

Dec 2 Through Dec 6, 2013


Lafayette Police Department
  Lafayette LA


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337 291-7274