Basic Field Training Officer School

April 2-4, 2018 0800-1600

Class Starts Promptly at 0800



The New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Field Training Officers, in conjunction with The Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute, is proud to offer our Basic Field Training Officer Course. The Public Safety Institute is located at 281 Campgaw Rd. Mahwah, NJ 07430. This training is designed for personnel entering Field Training Units in Patrol, Detention, Communications, Emergency Medical Services and Support Services.


Basic FTO School


Field Training Officers train and evaluate career candidates in preparation for solo duty in law enforcement, corrections, EMS, and communications.  Our Basic 3 day school will provide the new FTO with the tools necessary to train and evaluate career candidates during the field training process.

NJNAFTO's Basic FTO School is a nationally recognized school for preparing experienced officers for a career in field training. The San Jose Model, Reno Model, and Modified San Jose Model are discussed. The course focuses on the FTO themselves, and how they can improve their interpersonal and instruction skills to increase trainee retention. The classes incorporate a variety of learning activities, including group work, case law review, and video scenarios.

This 24 hour class covers such topics as Intro to FTO, Adult Learning, Generational Leadership, Standardized Evaluations Guidelines, Ethics, Equal Opportunity Employment, Civil Liability, and Officer Safety.  Built on a foundation of Generational Communication and Leadership, each block of study is directed at the Field Trainer and ways to improve their teaching, work product, and approach to today’s new Officer in Training.  Information includes motivating different generations of trainees, career survival for the FTO, liability pertaining to evaluations, as well as 21st Century Policing and CALEA standards and expectations.

Registration is currently open.   PLEASE REGISTER BY March 1, 2018. Seating limited to the 1st 30 applicants, no exceptions. No refunds within 30 days of class, but substitutions of students is allowed.

Cost: - $175 per student, which includes training materials and 1 year membership to NAFTO. NJNAFTO is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational and professional association concerned with apprenticeship training.

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For Class, Program, or Material Related Questions Please Contact:

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NJNAFTO Chapter President                  NAFTO

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