This Field Training Officer (FTO) Course trains the FTO to train, evaluate, and mentor recruits for work as law enforcement officers. This program covers the basic skills needed to ensure a trainee is ready to conduct solo patrols in a safe and professional manner.
During the 3 days, students will:
Class participants will review, discuss, and practice the following topics to impart with trainees (including but not limited to):
* Personal responsibilities as a police officer, both on duty and off duty. * Legal and safety issues making car stops.
* Operating the police vehicle under normal and emergency conditions. * Interacting with citizens. * Report Writing.
* Safety and legal issues making suspicious person stops. * Traffic direction- techniques, safety, location, and use of devices and timing. * Approaching a crime scene. * Fire call and response. * Active Shooter response. * Court procedures, responsibility and testimony. * Domestic Violence awareness for police officers. * Answering calls for service both emergency and non-emergency. * Making arrests for both disorderly person’s offenses and indictable crimes. * Juvenile interactions and crimes against juveniles and by juveniles. * Narcotics identification, use, and abuse. * Police pursuit. * Proper use of Miranda, show-ups, and other forms of ID. * Dealing with people in crisis.
The course instructor is Detective Sergeant Jim Varick with the New Jersey State Police Arson/Bomb Unit.
The program would be of benefit to all personnel from the boots on the ground to executive staff. This course is open to all First Responders, police, fire, and EMS personnel. Through this awareness level training, First Responders will have the ability to safely respond to incidents involving improvised explosive devices and explosions. Personnel responsible for policy planning and implementation would benefit from this training by gaining knowledge that can be applied in both the planning and response phase in their respective communities.
This course covers
Train your officers to address your communities crime trends. This class will present proven strategies police agencies can employ to be proactive in combatting a myriad of "Quality of Life" issues, such as “Animal House” seasonal rentals and tourism issues of drinking in public, underage drinking, urinating in public, disorderly behavior, noise complaints along with gambling, prostitution and drug incidents have become an increasing concern to the public as well as to the Police. When these issues are not dealt with properly, the result is continued calls for service to the same locations, wasted resources, inefficiency, and a dissatisfied public.
Training day will include segments on:
1. Forming the Quality of Life Unit- Administrative
Identifying neighborhood problems
Prioritizing identified issues based on seriousness, public perception, effect on the neighborhood, resources needed to correct the problem and time need to correct the problem
Selecting appropriate unit personnel
Developing unit action plan
Implementing training programs for all department members to have a comprehensive view of enforcement plan program and involvement
2. Quality of Life Operations-conducting the appropriate investigation
Street Interview Techniques
Drug Updates, the use of informants and undercover officers
Confronting and uncovering underage drinking parties
Participants will conduct role player based activities using the skills taught in the class.
Course Fee: $189
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Every agency strives to hire the best possible people. Unfortunately, we do have employees that have unforeseen challenges and difficulties in the work place which often have a negative effect on the officer, agency and community.
The Employee Development Plan (EDP) is a positive process used by the supervisory team to clearly identify an employee’s specific deficiencies while working with him or her to create a workable plan to overcome identified issues.
Students are taught the EDP’s step-by-step process which identifies areas of concern, sets attainable goals, agreed upon solutions are made, and specific timetable to assess progress is formed. This program sets success criteria that is clearly established and documented so that progress or lack of is unmistakable.
The proper use of an Employee Development Plan often avoids many of the negative consequences unaddressed problems often lead to such as citizen complaints, lawsuits, injuries, poor morale, financial expense and possibly a lost career.
A plan implemented by supervisory team to offer the failing officer opportunity to become a positive asset to the agency ensuring that the full value of an employee’s work is seen on a daily basis.
A well-run unit directly enhances department skill levels, officer performance and delivery of police services to the public. Proper training of the high-risk civil liability areas, such as Use of Force, Search and Seizure Including Arrest, Care, Custody and Control of Prisoners and Interacting with a Diverse Community, helps reduces exposure to “negligent training” claims. Across the nation, the Training Unit is vital to the accreditation process.
This course will guide the training officer on how to choose, develop and implement curriculum to include subjects that will effectively prepare officers for the challenges faced in the field as well as cover guidelines from the department and county, state and federal agencies.
This one day course covers:
This course will provide concepts and tactics of solid leadership and mentoring practices: The Critical Shift, the rigors of leadership, leading as an executive, how to help employee, interpersonal relationships, setting standards, enforcing guidelines with compassion, setting and monitoring standards and expectations, leading and managing crisis situations and critical incidents.
Situational analysis as a Supervisor will be emphasized. Supervisors will also be instructed how to handle: shift responsibilities, citizen complaints, uniform inspections, documentation practices, employee reviews. Segments will be given on presentations, training conducting a proper briefing, MOI practices and public relations.
The investigator will gain an understanding of police ethics, barriers that may hinder ethical behavior, and common types of police misconduct. We will also guide you through the legal requirements surrounding internal affairs investigations. From your department's policies and relevant administrative laws to the legal issues to record keeping and the releasing of information to the media, you will be informed on the latest rulings and accepted procedures. In addition, this course will provide effective techniques to prepare for and conduct interviews of complaints, witnesses and anyone in your agency accused of wrongdoing or improper behavior.
This course is for the law enforcement professional designated with planning and executing Active Shooter Drills. Included during the 1-day training: