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Field Training Officer: Basic

December 5 - December 7


Presented by: Kevin Kelleher, Field Training Solutions

Monday-Wednesday, December 5-7, 2018, 8AM - 4PM.   $295

28 hours (POST Board Approved)

To register, contact dianne@ftosolutions.com.


Our San Jose-based field training officer course prepares newly appointed FTOs for the important and challenging role they have in shaping the future of today’s modern law-enforcement agencies.

This course develops FTOs to be the best trainers possible. It focuses on how to teach, how to coach, how to address training problems, and how to evaluate performance. Upon completion of the three-day classroom portion of this course, participants will return to their agencies for an orientation to the field-training program used by their agency. Your FTO coordinator, using our guide, will instruct the participants in the format, forms, timeline, capabilities and limitations of your particular program.

No matter what field-training program your agency uses, this course will meet your FTO-developmental needs


Field training philosophy
The role of the field-training officer
Communication skills
DISC personality profile
Adult learning
Learning preferences
Generational differences
How to create training opportunities
Performance documentation
Performance appraisal
Evaluation exercises


Kevin Kelleher served many assignments with the Chisholm (MN), Bloomington (MN), and Wayzata (MN) Police Departments, including patrol, SWAT, investigations, sergeant, K9 supervisor, and oversaw field-training programs for over ten years before retiring as chief of police. He is an alumnus of the Southern Police Institute’s Administrative Officers Course and the Senior Management Institute for Police. Kevin holds a Master’s Degree in Education and teaches at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, in Minneapolis, and is an instructor and course director for Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety in Evanston, Illinois.



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