Field Training Officers Program
PurposeThe purpose of the Field Training and Evaluation Program is to train new officers so that each is prepared to function as a solo police officer at the conclusion of their training cycle. The training cycle consists of 24-26 weeks of intensive on-the-job training and daily performance evaluations. Training is conducted and staffed by field training officers (FTO's) and sergeants on a 24-hour basis.
ResponsibilitiesField training officers have the dual responsibility of providing police service in their assigned districts, as well as conducting training and evaluations for new officers. Field training sergeants are responsible for the supervision of all personnel assigned to their shifts and for coordinating and supervising the on-the-job training of recruit officers. Lieutenant Michael Brown our Field Training Commander/Coordinator.
TrainingFTO training includes, but is not limited to:
- 40 hour Indiana Law Enforcement Academy pre-basic course
- Approximately 1 month of classroom training covering: