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
Fitness Requirements and Expectations: SEDENTARY

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 to contact a specific individual; if so, that information is provided in the event-specific information.

Notice of Availability of the KLETC Annual Security and Fire Safety Report:

The University of Kansas has determined that the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) main campus in Hutchinson and its regional sites in Dodge City, Hays, and Parsons are separate campuses. This determination was made in consultation with the Department of Education. The report is available online t:

The report contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking; the procedures the institution will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred On-Campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Non-Campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the institution or a recognized student organization; and on Public Property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.

 A paper copy of the report will be provided upon request. If you would like to receive a paper copy, you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 785-864-6414 or emailing or arrange for pick-up at a KLETC location.

 Session Information: LE25066F

Schedule: Every day, starting on 05/12/25 and ending on 05/14/25
Times: 08:00am-05:00pm CDT


Every day, starting on 05/11/25 and ending on 05/14/25
08:00am-05:00pm CDT


Please dress in layers as the temperature in the room may be difficult to adjust.


Name Additional Resources
Caleb Acree
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.