Field Training Officer Course
08:00am February 13, 2023 to 05:00pm February 17, 2023
CLETA, 182 Partnership way Suite-A, Columbia, MS 39429 Get directions
The Field Training Officer Course is a five-day program designed to instruct selected officers in their roles as Field Training Officers (FTO). The FTO training will emphasize the FTO’s role as a mentor, coach, and evaluator in recruiting police officers. This course of instruction consists of classroom discussion, break-out sessions, a research project, and hands-on application of training materials. Attendees will also learn how to modify the FTO program to meet their department’s individual needs.


  • Basic FTO program structure and chain of command
  • Ethical/integrity issues
  • FTO policies and accreditation
  • The daily observation report (DOR)
  • Rating scale
  • Narrative evaluations
  • Teaching techniques
  • Leadership
  • Liability issues
  • Termination procedures
  • Dealing with difficult trainees
  • Conflict Management
  • Counseling
  • FTO and recruit relationship
  • The training checklist
  • Statue review
  • Patrol procedures review
  • Officer safety considerations


  • Columbia Law Enforcement Training Academy



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