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Field Training Officer Academy

Field Training Officer Academy

Registration Deadline: May 14, 2018
May 21-25, 2018
Meets: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Hours: 40
Location: SEED Center, McNeese State University, 4310 Ryan Street, Room 142
Fee: $425.00, includes course materials
Instructor: Chief Robert Spinks, McNeese State University Police; Deputy Chief Michael Powell, McNeese State University Police; William Sommers, Director of Calcasieu Parish Juvenile Services; Trooper Andrew Leonards, Louisiana State Police; Chief Howard Vincent, Iowa Police Departmemnt; Dr. Wayne Thompson, McNeese Criminal Justice Department; Corporal Hubert Guillory, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Department

The Field Training Officer is the lynchpin for any agency to develop and to retain competent and professional officers. Field Training Officers are many times overlooked in criminal justice agencies. Yet, the FTO is the backbone for the professional delivery of service to the community.

This cutting edge 40-hour course is the first in the nation to be presented specifically for 21st century field training officers. We will use an innovative approach to deliver a dynamic, accelerated, hard-hitting and fast-paced classroom experience that will prepare you to successfully train and mentor new recruit or lateral officers.

Using the San Jose Model as its core, this course features the “best practice” legally defendable evaluation process that is being used in public safety agencies across the country. We will explain the benefits of using the Field Training and Evaluation Program (FTEP) and your specific roles as a field training officer will be presented and discussed.

Trainee documentation and legally defendable standardized evaluation procedures will be instructed through  discussion and practical exercises. You will learn about the FTO program’s structure and how to modify it specifically for your agency. Remedial training action plans will be developed to address your trainee’s performance weaknesses and specific FTO program duties will be reviewed.

The course targets trainers engaged in training those who have recently completed the Basic Police Academy or Refresher Training. This program can be adapted for Corrections staff, Telecommunicators and others. Class size is limited. We will also provide you with the information  you need to make valuable improvements to your agency’s existing program.

Audience This course is designed for all categories of law enforcement officers at local to federal levels. Often overlooked niche policing agencies such as university police, harbor police, railroad police, marshals, court security, state officers, wildlife officers and law enforcement rangers; officers who conduct on-the-job field training of newly hired recruit officers; shift sergeants and corporals responsible for the daily supervision of FTOs and their trainees; watch commanders unfamiliar with FTO program processes; patrol managers; and agency training officers.

Course Objectives: The Field Training Officer Program is a nationally recognized system of training that has been adopted by thousands of criminal justice agencies across the country since it was introduced in 1972, (San Jose Model). We will also review the Department of Justice Police Training Officer (PTO) Program. This class will equip the participant with the skills and resources to function effectively as a FTO.

Training Standard This class meets the requirements set forth in the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice, exceeds the requirements of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), and the National Association of Field Training Officers (NAFTO).

Students receive a training manual and policies on program implementation. Graduates will receive a Field Training Officer pin and a certificate of completion

**Attendees should bring a pen (something to write with)

•    Visa, MasterCard or Discover accepted
•    Purchase Order:  If you need to pay by PO, please register your attendees (leave credit card information blank), then send an email request with a list of attendee names and we will send you an invoice (Please note: The invoice needs to be paid by 2 weekes prior to the start of the course so that the course materials can be ordered for each attendee). **Send invoice requests to: Susan Clark,**•    Checks should be made payable to McNeese State University and mailed to the following address:
McNeese State University
Institute for Industry-Education Collaboration
4310 Ryan Street, Box #160
Lake Charles, LA 70605


Susan Clark
Phone: 337-562-4593    
Fax: 562-4595       

Refund Policy: Refunds for non-attendance will be given if a written notification is received up to 5 working days prior to the first day of the course. No refunds will be given after that day. In the event that an attendee cannot attend, he/she is welcome to send another person as a a replacement at no charge or accept a credit for a future course.