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FTO Training Course

ProFirst Training | Field Training Officer Course in The USA

This law enforcement training is offered to public safety personnel who have recently been appointed as a Field Training Officer (FTO) or who plan on becoming an FTO. We teach the San Jose model of FTO training and we place a heavy emphasis on this instruction as we recognize that FTOs are considered first line supervisors, mentors and department leaders.

Training topics will include:

  • Leadership skills

  • Teaching and training development

  • Ethics

  • Legal and liability issues

  • Completing daily and weekly FTO evaluations

  • Report writing

  • Case studies

  • Lateral vs, recruit training

  • Officer safety

  • Elements of FTO Training

  • Patrol and Custody Supervised FTO Chain of Command

  • Responsibility and Oversight

Upon completion, students will be prepared to assume the role of FTO with a great foundation upon which to build as they train the department’s new personnel. This is a three day class. Cost $495


Instructor: John Pallas (Deputy Chief, Retired—State of TN) John Pallas is a 29-year law enforcement veteran who served as Deputy Chief of Police for the law enforcement division of the State of Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission. In that role, John supervised command staff, oversaw the professional standards unit and served as the public information officer and director of training. He also has more than two decades of service in California in various capacities, including Vice Detective, Narcotics Task Force Investigator, F.T.O. and Reserve Program Coordinator. John also managed a high-profile task force team of investigators, comprised of FBI, DEA, IRS agents, as well as state and city law enforcement officers.

2024 Training Dates

Aug 21-23      Salem, VA                  Print Flyer
Hosted by:       Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy
Sept 9-11      Danville, IN                Print Flyer
Hosted by:       Hendricks Co. SO
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