Basic FTO Academy

The Lincoln Parish Sheriff Office will be hosting a 40-hour Basic FTO course.  This class is designed to prepare the attendee for the assignment of Field Training Officer.  Whether law enforcement or corrections, this class is specific to agencies who utilize the San Jose Model (SJM) for field training. Upon completion of this class, attendees will be trained to evaluate student officer performance, rate the performance utilizing the Standardized Evaluation Guidelines, and properly document the observed performance.          

The class includes:

  • Instructor Development
  • Adult Learning Methodologies
  • Coach-Pupil Method of Instruction
  • Lesson Planning
  • Evaluation Rules
  • Formula for Documentation
  • How to Deal with the Incapable Students
  • Extensions and Not Responding to Training Issues
  • The Ethical Considerations of Field Training Programs

Attendees will complete a Daily Observation Report (DOR) based on a student’s performance, utilizing the Standardized Evaluation Guidelines (SEGs)

Designed for Police Officers, Sheriff’s Deputies, State Troopers, Correction & Detention personnel.   This 40-hour course ties-in everything covered during the week and concludes with attendees viewing videos of a student officer performing various tasks.  The attendees will evaluate the observed performance and rate that performance according to the evaluation rules while utilizing the Standardized Evaluation Guidelines (SEGs).

David J. Harris is a sergeant with the Lynnwood (WA) Police Department and owner of Field Training Opportunities.  He has over 35 years of law enforcement experience, 25 of those instructing FTO Academy’s.

DATES – October 5th – 9th, 2020

LOCATION – Lincoln Parish  Sheriff’s Department, 161 Road Camp Road – Ruston, LA