Training: Field Training Officer – One-day Refresher Class 



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The GSPCC one-day FTO refresher Class will provide those who have previously attended the GSPCC FTO Course or are seeking to refresh their outdated/expired FTO certification from another course, with advanced tools and knowledge, to effectively train and evaluate recruit field trainees. The class will provide the student with an understanding of the industry standard San Jose FTO Model. It will focus on updated teaching and training techniques and methodologies, leadership fundamentals, ethics and professionalism, as well as the proper application of the Standardized Evaluation Guidelines (SEGS) when completing Daily Observation Reports (DORS). This does not take the place of a full FTO

Course. Attendees must have previously completed an FTO Basic Course for admission to the refresher course.

Topics Include:

  • Teaching and Training Skills/Adult learning Styles
  • Standardized Evaluation Guidelines 
  • DORs/DOR Videos/Remediation 
  • Ethics & Professionalism 
  • Leadership, Liability & Intervention

The class is taught by GSPCC’s FTO subject matter expert and course instructor. Phillip White, MS, MA (RET.) who served for 26 years with the San Jose, CA Police Department. From 2017-2023, he was the department’s CA POST certified FTO Program Coordinator, providing supervision and leadership to over 85 FTOs, 15 FTO Sergeants and between 40 and 65 trainees during a given cycle. White was also the lead course instructor for the CA POST FTO Course.


Cancellation & Refund Policy

GSPCC has a 10-day cancellation policy. Any cancellations less than 10 days from the class start date will not be refunded. Because seating in our courses can be limited, we ask that all cancellations be made at least 10 days prior to the class start date.

We understand there may be exceptions due to unforeseen serious events. If your cancellation is due to a serious issue and is not within 10 days of the first day of the class, GSPCC staff will evaluate the circumstances and work with you on a refund.