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    Erie Community College
  Jan 18, 2018
Spring 2018 Catalog

LE 235 - Field Officer Training (FTO) Course

Credit Hours: 2

This course is designed to train police officers in the methods and reporting procedures utilized in the Supervised Field Training Program. Officers completing this program will be prepared to train and evaluate new officers and prepare the proper evaluation and written reports.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • identify and list the key elements of a successful field training and evaluation program;
  • identify and describe the purpose and components of the Daily Observation Report form;
  • explain how motivation effects learning;
  • define multiple styles of learning and explain how to determine learning style;
  • describe lesson planning and its usefulness In the field training environment;
  • identify the main components of good interpersonal communication;
  • identify and describe five roles of the FTO;
  • differentiate the roles of the FTO supervisor and the FTO program commander;
  • distinguish between override and intervention;
  • describe the roles of the FTO and the recruit in remedial training; and
  • identify liability concepts relating to field training.


Year Round (N)