Field Training Officer: Basic

Field Training Officer: Basic

Presented by: Kevin Kelleher, Field Training Solutions

Monday - Wednesday, December 7 - 9, 2020, 8:30AM - 4:30PM.   $295

28 hours (POST Board Approved)

To register, contact dianne@ftosolutions.com.

To view the course flyer, click here: Basic-Dec 7-9-2020-Edina MN

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

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

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

  •  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

DAY ONE focuses on how to teach, including the Department of Justice FTO program recommendations such as learning preferences, generational differences, and the importance of personality in reading and communication.

Day One Agenda

  • Introduction and course overview
  • FTO program overview — Phase training, DOR, Program issues
  • Role of the FTO
  • Organizational skill set assessment
  • Adult learning
  • Problem- and scenario-based learning
  • Learning preferences

DAY TWO focuses on coaching and communication, including role plays confronting performance issues and performance improvement, and the impact of personality on communication and evaluation.

Day Two Agenda

  • Review of Day One
  • Performance scenario #1
  • Coaching
  • Performance Improvement Plan (PIP)
  • Performance scenario #2 — PIP writing and presentation
  • DISC Personality Inventory
  • Performance scenario #3 — PIP writing and presentation

DAY THREE focuses on evaluation, which includes evaluation exercises in which attendees are welcome to use their own DOR or our San Jose-based template.

Day Three Agenda

  • Review of Day Two
  • Evaluation overview
  • Categories and behavioral anchor
  • DOR / Narrative — Fahd Case
  • Evaluation exercises
  • Out of class assignments and course evaluations

Upon completion, each attendee will return to his or her agency for an orientation to the particular field training program that his or her agency uses.

 

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE:

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.

 

Managing Field Training

Managing Field Training

Presented by: Kevin Kelleher, Field Training Solutions

Friday, December 4, 2020, 8:30AM - 4:30PM.   $95

7 hours (POST Board Approved)

To register, contact dianne@ftosolutions.com.

To view the course flyer, click here: MFT-Dec 4-2020-Edina MN

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

Our one-day Managing Field Training course is intended for those who oversee field training in their agency. The day will consist of discussion, presentation, practical exercises, and a round-table sharing of field training issues facing the attendees.

COURSE CONTENT:

  • Compare different types of field training programs. No matter what your program looks like now, its roots are probably in one of three programs. In this block we will explore the roots of those programs and compare and contrast how they work.
  • Identify training skills and methods used by successful FTOs. Have we created field training officers or field evaluation officers? This topic will identify the training and teaching skills that every FTO needs to have in his or her training tool kit.
  • Explore selection criteria for FTOs. Good FTOs have to have good police skill sets. What else should we be looking at in our FTOs?
  • Examine national standards for field training programs. This block will take a look at what the National Association of Field Training Officers (NAFTO) recommends in field training. We will also examine field-training practices the Department of Justice took issue with in consent decrees from around the country.
  • Identify factors and solutions in conflicts between FTOs and recruits. We’ve all heard about “personality problem” in the car. What causes it, and more important, what can we do about it?
  • Practice keeping your field training program current through modification and expansion of both the DOR and Training Inventory. We will practice program modification by developing a very basic field training program for newly promoted supervisors.

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE:

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.

 

S.T.O.R.M. Combatives- Team Arrest & Control

Team Arrest & Control

Presented by: STORM Combatives

Hosted by: Eden Prairie PD

Monday-Friday, July 13 - 17, 2020

Tuition: $700.00 (5-day Instructor Course)

 

To register, click here.

For more information, click here.

 

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

 

As law enforcement officers we rarely respond to a dangerous incident without the aid of backup. So why do we so frequently operate as individuals when controlling an aggressive suspect?

This course will teach specific, easy to learn methods for two or more officers to safely control fully assaultive suspects. These are time tested and proven techniques for keeping officers safe. This  system is also effective at mitigating the use of higher levels of force which can lead to unnecessary injury, emotional stress and civil liability.

This course can easily be integrated with other tactics or systems. These physical skills are grounded in basic human kinetics with a focus on effective subject control. The secret of the success of our methods come through universal application. This allows officers to learn a minimal number of techniques, but have an ability to apply them under a wide array of circumstances. Officers attending this course can expect to develop improved ability to control dangerous suspects regardless of their existing skill set.

     Course objectives include but are not limited to:

·        Enhance subject compliance with the use of verbal de-escalation and soft-empty hand techniques

·        Appropriately react to an assaultive subject at close quarters

·        Develop skills in handcuffing and controlling resistant subjects

·        Perform multiple-officer and single-officer takedowns on resistant subjects

The foundation of this course is built on empty-hand control techniques while integrating a holistic approach to the use of all force options. The principles taught in this course are not only easy to learn and effective, but also compliment tactics officers may already be using. 

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

·        BDU style pants

·        Tennis/athletic type shoe or duty boots

·        Duty belt 

·        Training weapon (i.e. "blue/red/orange" gun) - We will have Glock 17 and Smith M&P 9mm training guns are available for use during this course. 

 

For more information, email stormcombatives@gmail.com or call (651) 245-5525.

To view the course brochure, click here.

S.T.O.R.M. Combatives- Command and Control 101 for Patrol Supervisors

Team Arrest & Control

Presented by: STORM Combatives

Hosted by: Eden Prairie PD

June 18th, 8AM - 4PM

Tuition: $199

MN POST Approved 7 Credits

 

To register, click here.

For more information, click here.

 

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

 

STORM Training Group presents Command and Control 101 for Patrol Sergeants. The objective of this course is to train patrol sergeants and aspiring patrol sergeants on the skills and techniques needed for successful active critical incident management. Students will learn command and control techniques for before, during, and after a critical incident. Students will broaden their understanding of tactical de-escalation, contact team development and implementation, span of control, and managing emotions surrounding a critical incident. Students can expect improved skills in conducting effective role calls and de-briefs increasing officer's ability to effectively handle critical situations.

Leadership is critical to the success of law enforcement, corrections and security professionals. This course will cover the most fundamental aspects of leadership for first line supervisors, while providing useful tools and concepts valuable to even the most experienced patrol sergeants and supervisors. This class is primarily lecture format with some break-out group activities in support of the above learning objectives. 

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

  • Pen and paper/notebook

For more information, email stormcombatives@gmail.com or call (651) 245-5525.

GLOCK Advanced Armorer’s Course

GLOCK Advanced Armorer's Course

Presented by: GLOCK

Thursday - Friday, May 28 - 29, 2020: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Certification: 3 years

To register, click here.

 

• 5 year Certification upon successful completion
• Student provides Safety Glasses and a small flashlight
• GLOCK will provide lunch each day

COURSE OUTLINE:

• Introductions
• Written Exam of Basic Armorer Course
• Safety
• Updates and review of Basic Armorer Course
• Detailed Disassembly and Reassembly
• Generation, Model and Part Upgrades and Changes
• Trouble Shooting, Diagnosis and Repair
• Practical Examination – 90% requirement for Certificate of Completion
• Written Examination - 90% requirement for Certificate of Completion

STUDENT PREREQUISITES:

• Must be a GLOCK Certified Armorer for 2 or more years.
• Must demonstrate the ability to Field Strip and conduct detailed disassembly and
reassembly of the GLOCK Pistol upon arrival. Students who are unable to perform
Field Stripping and detail disassembly and reassembly will be removed from the
Advanced Armorer Course at the Instructors discretion.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

• Understand and be able to explain the design features of the GLOCK Safe Action
System
• Score 90% on the Final Written Examination
• Demonstrate the knowledge and ability to maintain, troubleshoot and service all
GLOCK pistols by identifying 90 percent of the problems present in the Final
Practical Examination Scenario Pistols.

GLOCK Armorer’s Course

GLOCK Armorer's Course

Presented by: GLOCK

Hosted by: Edina PD

Wednesday, May 27, 2020:  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Certification: 3 years

To register, click here.

*Student supplies safety glasses for eye protection and a small flashlight.

*GLOCK provides lunch meal unless otherwise noted.

*3 year Certification upon successful completion for all GLOCK model pistols, excluding the G18 Select Fire models

SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES:

• Safety Check
• Safety Function
• Field Stripping
• Slide Disassembly and Reassembly
• Frame Disassembly and Reassembly
• Slide Options
• Frame Options
• Magazines
• Field Inspection Test
• Rifling
• Preventive Maintenance
• Lubrication
• GLOCK Sights
• Service Procedures
• Practical Examination
• Written Examination

STUDENT PREREQUISITES:

• To be eligible to take the Armorers Course you must be active/retired law enforcement or
military, private security, GLOCK Stocking Dealer/Range Program Employee or current
GSSF member.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

Understand and be able to explain the design features of the GLOCK Safe Action System
• Demonstrate the knowledge and ability to maintain, troubleshoot and service all GLOCK
pistols by passing the Practical Examination and by scoring a minimum of 80% on the
written examination

Field Training Officer: Basic

Field Training Officer: Basic

Presented by: Kevin Kelleher, Field Training Solutions

Monday - Wednesday, April 27 - 29, 2020, 8:30AM - 4:30PM.   $295

28 hours (POST Board Approved)

To register, contact dianne@ftosolutions.com.

To view the course flyer, click here: Basic-Apr 27-29-2020-Edina MN

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

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

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

  •  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

DAY ONE focuses on how to teach, including the Department of Justice FTO program recommendations such as learning preferences, generational differences, and the importance of personality in reading and communication.

Day One Agenda

  • Introduction and course overview
  • FTO program overview — Phase training, DOR, Program issues
  • Role of the FTO
  • Organizational skill set assessment
  • Adult learning
  • Problem- and scenario-based learning
  • Learning preferences

DAY TWO focuses on coaching and communication, including role plays confronting performance issues and performance improvement, and the impact of personality on communication and evaluation.

Day Two Agenda

  • Review of Day One
  • Performance scenario #1
  • Coaching
  • Performance Improvement Plan (PIP)
  • Performance scenario #2 — PIP writing and presentation
  • DISC Personality Inventory
  • Performance scenario #3 — PIP writing and presentation

DAY THREE focuses on evaluation, which includes evaluation exercises in which attendees are welcome to use their own DOR or our San Jose-based template.

Day Three Agenda

  • Review of Day Two
  • Evaluation overview
  • Categories and behavioral anchor
  • DOR / Narrative — Fahd Case
  • Evaluation exercises
  • Out of class assignments and course evaluations

Upon completion, each attendee will return to his or her agency for an orientation to the particular field training program that his or her agency uses.

 

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE:

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.

 

S.T.O.R.M. Combatives- Female Arrest & Control Tactics

Female Officer Arrest & Control Tactics

Presented by: STORM Combatives

Hosted by: Eden Prairie PD

Thursday-Friday, April 16 - 17, 2020   8AM-4PM

To register, click here.

For more information, click here.

 

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

This course teaches officers proven skills for overcoming size and/or strength differences through the use of simple, easy to learn techniques. Our training methodology is time tested and specifically tailored for female or smaller statured officers. Officers of all sizes, regardless of their existing skill-set, will learn how to use fundamental elements such as leverage, body position, and timing to gain control of resistant and assaultive suspects.

Course objectives include but are not limited to:

  • Enhance subject compliance with the use of verbal de-escalation and soft-empty hand techniques

  • Appropriately react to an assaultive subject at close quarters

  • Develop skills in handcuffing and controlling resistant subjects

  • Perform multiple-officer and single-officer takedowns on resistant subjects

The foundation of this course is built on empty-hand control techniques while integrating a holistic approach to the use of all force options. The principles taught in this course are not only easy to learn and effective, but also compliment tactics officers may already be using. 

An attack cannot always be avoided, so don’t rely solely on situational awareness or unrealistic technique to stay safe on the streets.

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

  • BDU style pants

  • Duty belt

  • Training weapon

  • Mouth guard

 

For more information, email stormcombatives@gmail.com or call (651) 245-5525.

 

Field Training Officer: Refresher

Field Training Officer: Refresher

Presented by: Kevin Kelleher, Field Training Solutions

Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 8:30AM - 4:30PM.   $95

To register, contact dianne@ftosolutions.com.

To view the course flyer, click here.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: 

For experienced FTOs who have been trained in a basic course.

 

COURSE CONTENT: 

  • Problem- and scenario-based training. This block presents two training methods that are well suited to the field training process, and should be in every FTO’s toolkit.
  • DISC Personality Profile. Attendees will take the DISC Personality Profile in order to understand the impact of personality has on communication and evaluation.
  • DOJ recommendations for FTOs. The U.S. Department of Justice has made several recommendations relative to field training in recent consent decrees. Many of these learning objectives are consistent with learning research, and will be discussed in class.

—Learning preferences. Participants will take an assessment to determine how their brain best receives new information. More important, participants will learn how to adapt lessons to the learning preference of the recruit.

—Generational differences. The generation now entering the workforce requires a new approach. Learn more about the upcoming generation and the learning environment they seek.

  • Evaluation. We’ll evaluate case law to learn what the courts want from field training evaluation. We also put FTOs through calibration exercises to demonstrate the value of well-written definitions and behavioral anchors.

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE:

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.

 

S.T.O.R.M. Combatives- Foundation Instructor Training Course (FIT)

Foundation Instructor Training Course (FIT)

Presented by: STORM Combatives

Hosted by: Eden Prairie PD

Monday-Friday, March 16-20, 2020

Tuition: $700.00 (5-day Instructor Course)

To register, click here.

For more information, click here.

 

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

The foundation of an effective defensive tactics program is solid curriculum and competent instructors. Our comprehensive system utilizes modern training methodologies and fundamental, easy to learn techniques. Officers attending this course will learn the most proven, essential, and innovative procedures for arrest and control.

Regardless of existing skill level, officers will become proficient in the application of effective force and enhance their abilities to react to all levels of subject resistance. This training will provide considerations for all typical force option tools to include Taser, ASP baton, and less lethal force platforms. The core elements taught in this course such as leverage, body position, and timing are compatible with all other defensive tactics and use of force related systems. But, learning to efficiently gain control of resistant and assaultive suspects is only part of the process.

Integral to this course will be a focus on building and mentoring effective communicators and trainers of law enforcement professionals. Conventional methods of instruction have been shown to produce a 20% rate of retention. Our innovative, student focused training methods, result in a retention rate of up to 80%. This program maximizes information transfer from the classroom to real world application for trainers and the professionals they teach. Finally, this course will provide a robust curriculum that can be tailored to individual and organizational needs and fielded in virtually any law enforcement, security, or similar organization.

Course objectives include but are not limited to:

  • Enhance subject compliance with the use of verbal de-escalation and soft-empty hand techniques

  • Appropriately react to an assaultive subject at close quarters

  • Develop skills in handcuffing and controlling resistant subjects

  • Perform multiple-officer and single-officer takedowns on resistant subjects

  • Incorporate force tools and how to transition to the most effective force options

  • Enhance your organization’s existing training through the utilization of student centered, adult learning principles

The foundation of this course is built on empty-hand control techniques while integrating a holistic approach to the use of all force options. The principles taught in this course are not only easy to learn and effective, but also compliment tactics officers may already be using. 

An attack cannot always be avoided, so don’t rely solely on situational awareness or unrealistic technique to stay safe on the streets.

Required equipment (if issued/available): BDU style pants, athletic shoes or duty boots, duty belt, training weapon (i.e. “blue/red/orange” gun).

 

COST: $700.00 per Officer for the 5-day Instructor Course

For more information, email stormcombatives@gmail.com or call (651) 245-5525.