Course detail: Field Training Officer Program

The FTO Program is intended to provide a standardized program to facilitate the officer's transition from the academic setting to the actual performance of general law enforcement duties within their agency/jurisdiction.

  • Officers newly assigned as FTO or in the process to be assigned as a new FTO.
Core Competencies:
  • Participants will be able to provide the technical and personal skills to individuals in order for them to function as evaluators and trainers or recruits who  have completed Basic Law Enforcement Training.
Course Objectives:
  • Identify the significant components of the San Jose FTO model program.
  • Evaluate and document a trainee's field performance.
  • Provide constructive feedback to assist a trainee with improving performance.
  • Identify liability issues.
  • Identify and apply remedial training strategies to improve trainee performance. 
  • Identify techniques to improve FTO interpersonal communication skills, maintain ethical standards and avoid civil liability while training.
  • Complete the Daily Observation Report.
  • Develop a scenario and additional training plans.
Instructional Methods:
  • Lecture
  • Group discussion
  • Group participation in exercises
  • Develop and participate in a scenario (peer evaluation)
Who Should Attend:

Law enforcement officers who are or will be assigned to provide field training to  new officers. The focus of this course is for patrol officers, not detention officers. This course may not be appropriate for officers from agencies that use the PTO Model or a similar model that does not use a rating scale for assessing recruit's daily performance.

Course Requirements:
  • 100% attendance and participation

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in an event, please email KLETC or call 620.694.1400 at least three weeks before the first day of the event. Some events may require notice earlier than three weeks and require you contact a specific individual; if so, that information is provided in the event-specific information.

 Session Detail: LE23007F

(This session is full; you may join the waitlist)

Schedule: Every day, starting on 09/27/22 and ending on 09/29/22
Times: 08:00am - 05:00pm
Registration Fee : $150.00




KLETC Dormitory Information:For those attendees who desire to come in the night before, please come to the Main KLETC Entrance marked on the map, it is near the flag pole and marked with a large "A". You may check into your room between 4:00 PM and 10:00 PM Monday through Friday. If you are scheduled to arrive on Sunday, the doors are open 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. If you arrive after 10:00 PM the doors will be locked, however you can contact security at 316-239-8882, and after answering their questions, they will assist you in getting room keys. Checkout time is Noon on your departure day or last day of training, please have all personal items removed at that time.All lodging attendees will find an envelope containing their room key at the front desk in the main lobby reception area. Sheets and a blanket are furnished for our guests. Items you may wish to bring: Alarm Clock, Bath Towels, Wash Cloths, Soap, Shampoo, Hair Dryer, Pillow and Pillowcase and an Extra Blanket.Weapon Safety - KLETC adopted a new weapons policy effective July 1, 2017. The concealed carry of handguns shall be permitted on the KLETC Campus, including all buildings and public areas to the maximum extent possible while ensuring the safety of the staff, students and guests in a training environment. The open carry of firearms shall be prohibited unless necessary for instruction in an authorized training program. Nothing in this procedure is intended to interfere with a law enforcement officer performing his or her official law enforcement duties on the KLETC campus. Law Enforcement officers attending continuing education or basic training classes, or are attending meetings or other academy- related events, are permitted to carry their firearm while on the KLETC campus. Law enforcement officers carrying a firearm on the KLETC campus must possess appropriate agency identification. ABSOLUTELY NO student, instructor, or role player is allowed to carry any firearm into an area where signage stating "no live weapons or ammunition is allowed in training safety areas" is present. You are responsible for ensuring that your firearm is secured in a safe, reasonable, and acceptable manner while on the KLETC campus. Questions regarding this policy for continuing education students, instructors or guests may be directed to the KLETC Assistant Director for Professional Development and Continuing Education.Refund/Cancellation Policy: A full refund of lodging fees will be available if requested in writing and received by KLETC ten days prior to the beginning date of the seminar. After that date, but prior to the seminar, refunds will be made, but a $25.00 administrative fee will be charged. No refunds will be made after the starting date of the seminar. If you have any questions concerning this session, please contact KLETC at 620.694.1400 or by email at you again for your willingness to participate. We look forward to seeing you at KLETC!!


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Harold Louderback

Facility Detail

KLETC Campus
Learning Center Classroom Bldg
11009 S. Hornet Road
Hutchinson, KS 67501
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Cancellation Policy

A refund less a $25.00 cancellation fee will be assessed for all cancellations made in writing prior to 10 days before the start of the event. After that time, no refunds will be made.