Supervising & Managing the Field Training Process

Supervising & Managing the Field Training Process

12-02-19 8:00 AM - 12-05-19 4:00 PM
Central Illinois Police Training Center
Address: 5407 North University Street Poplar Hall P101


Brian B Fengel, Director
Illinois Central College-Peoria Campus-Poplar Hall
Office P100
Classroom P101
5407 N. University Street P100
Peoria, IL 61635-0001
Phone: (309) 690-7350
Fax: (309) 690-7359
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Supervising & Managing the Field Training Process

Instructor: Bruce Sokolove, Field Training Associates, Ypsilanti, Michigan

December 2-5, 2019
8am – 4pm
Rescheduled from September 23-26

Class will meet in our classroom (above)
Enrollment Deadline: September 10, 2019
Course Size: Minimum -15, Maximum – 32
  • $50.00 MTU # 7 Members
  • $200.00 Non MTU # 7 Members
Course Objective

This four-day hands-on, problem-based learning course is specifically designed for first-line patrol and administrative support services managers responsible for supervising and managing Field Training Officers and probationary law enforcement employees. Instruction will include all revisions to the Process.

Course Content

The course emphasizes the necessary components of supervising probationers and Field Training Officers at the patrol shift level to insure that administrative guidelines and legal requirements are met. The course highlights two essential supervisory responsibilities: (1) the ability to comprehensively examine probationer performance documentation in accordance with the totally revised standardized Field Training and Evaluation Process assessment guidelines, and (2) auditing the probationer’s on-the-job training to insure the Field Training Unit utilizes the most appropriate instructional techniques for training task mastery and when necessary, corrective action. The instructional presentation will focus upon discussion of critical Field Training issues as well as hands on completion of the course materials during small group and individual in-class exercises. Students are required to complete out-of-classroom reading assignments. Course content will include:

  •  Insuring that your Agency’s Field Training and Evaluation Process structure actually works.
  •  In-class review and assessment of participating agency Probationer’s Training and Evaluation Manual (POM).
  •  Staffing the Field Training Unit: Recruitment, Testing, Selection and Training of FTOs.
  •  Realistic definition and expectations of Field Training Officer duties/responsibilities.
  •  Issues of compensation for Field Training Unit personnel.
  •  FTO scheduling issues/resource allocation.
  •  Utilizing the non-numerically anchored performance assessment scale and guidelines including 2009 revisions.
  •  Performance assessment errors that compromise the objectivity and legality of Field Training.
  •  Auditing the Daily Observation Report: Application of the standardized evaluation guidelines.
  •  Auditing the FTO’s application of the on-shift instructional techniques.
  •  Auditing Probationer training and coaching documentation. Are the FTOs doing what they were trained to do?
  •  Conducting the Weekly Performance Summary process meeting.
  •  Special focus: Not Responding to Training (NRT) Probationer and extension of training
  •  Supervising the development of the NRT Probationer’s Performance Improvement Plan.
  •  Supervising Probationers during Step V, the Solo Patrol Certification Period.
  •  Reorientation of personnel returning to Patrol Operations after extended street-absence.
  •  Preparing Probationer Employment Status Reports/Recommendation for the Chief Executive.
  •  Assessing the effectiveness of the Field Training Officers and the Field Training Process.
  •  Avoiding constructive discharge allegations
  •  Defending against State and Federal Court wrongful discharge claims.
Materials Needed for Course

Students should bring a copy of their Agency’s current Field Training and Evaluation Process manual and forms.

Course Certification Information
MTU 7 request for certification of this course has been  approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Mobile In-Service Training Team #7 Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
Meets mandatory guidelines set for the following: Constitutional Use of Law Enforcement Authority, Cultural Competency, Human Rights, Legal Updates and Procedural Justice