This forty-hour course is specifically designed for law enforcement, corrections, and communications. Participation by those working in supervisory and management positions is not only welcomed, but encouraged.
The course emphasizes the FTO's role in assisting probationers to certify for solo patrol operations by applying the knowledge and skills acquired during basic police training/certification and using them according to agency policy, procedures and community service delivery standards and the Probationary Officer Manual training task protocols.
DAY 1: Key Elements of Successful Field Training Officer Programs
- Organizational Structure of a Field Training Program
- Managing/Supervision of the Field Training Program
- Selection and Training of the FTO
- Development of the Recruit Task Book
- Identify Content Validity and Reliability
- Separation/Termination Process
- Roles of Supervision and Management
- Customizing to your Agency – Modifying Evaluation Criteria
Day 2: Performance Evaluation
- The “7 Point Rating Scale”
- Establish a content valid performance evaluation
- Objective use of the Standardized Evaluation Guidelines
- Providing honest and effective numerical and written documentation.
- Effective use of “Charting”
- Review examples of acceptable documentation
- Report Writing Exercises
Day 3: Practicing Evaluation & Documentation; Teaching and Learning
- Group exercises involving video scenarios utilizing the DOR and SEG.
- Practical narrative exercises
- Legal issues and the Field Training program
Day 4: Teaching and Learning
- Principals of behavior modification
- Adult learning principals
- Creating and maintaining an effective learning environment
- Laws of Learning
- Principals of human motivation
- Effective communication skills
- Understanding the generational difference
Day 5: Teaching and Learning, continues
- Adult education strategies
- Providing effective feedback
- Remedial training strategies & exercises
- Harnessing the power of the subconscious – “The Pygmalion Effect”
- Ethical issues and the Field Training Program
- Role Play exercises
- Test & Course Evaluation
Each student receives their own reference: The Field Training Concept in Criminal Justice Agencies; Glenn F. Kaminsky, Author.
All instruction is re-enforced with Practical Individual/Group Exercises, Videos, Handouts, In-depth Discussions, Role Plays, Power Point Presentations, and Demonstration.