Title: Basic Field Training Officer School

Where:  Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute – 281 Campgaw Rd., Mahwah, New Jersey

When:  May 15th – 17th, 2023

Time:  8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Attire:  Uniform/Professional

Class Limit: 30

Instructor:  National Association of Field Training Officers


Field Training Officers train and evaluate career candidates in preparation for solo duty in law enforcement, corrections, 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.

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 discussion, and video scenarios.

This class covers such topics as Intro to FTO, Adult Learning, Generational Leadership, Standardized Evaluations Guidelines, Ethics, Equal Opportunity Employment, Civil Liability, and Officer Safety. Each block of study is directed at the Field Training Officer, and ways to improve their teaching, work product, and approach to today’s Officer in Training.   


Please see flyer for further details on registration and payment

2023 May FTO Training flyer 

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PROGRAM COST:      BERGEN COUNTY $350.00               OUT-OF-COUNTY $350.00