Training: Field Training Officer 

Dates & Locations (3 Day Course)

1. Portsmouth, NH Class

When: December 11-13, 2023

             8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Where: Portsmouth Police Department

             3 Junkins Ave, Portsmouth, NH

2. New England HIDTA

When: January 24-26, 2024

             8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Where: New England HIDTA

             13 Branch St, Suite 209, Methuen, MA

3. Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office Class

When: February 19-21, 2024

             8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Where: Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office

             85 Hammond St, Bangor, ME

4. South Burlington Class

When: April 1-3, 2024

             8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Where: South Burlington Police Dept.

             19 Gregory St, S. Burlington, VT



Our three (3) day Field Training Officer class is based on the industry standard San Jose Model. This class will fit with C.A.L.E.A. accreditation standards, providing you with the tools and knowledge to properly train a new officer. From ethics to leadership, our FTO class covers the topics needed to both train and evaluate a field trainee. 


  • Introduction and Orientation 
  • Field Training Program Goals & Objectives
  • Expectations of / for FTO’s (Roles of the FTO)
  • Ethics & Professionalism
  • Leadership Skills
  • Intro to Competency Evaluations/DORs
  • Completing DORs
  • Scenario Development/DOR
  • Remediation
  • Intervention Techniques
  • Driver Safety/FTO Awareness or
  • Body Worn Camera Use in FTO
  • Test & Scenario Development
  • DOR Videos
  • Legal Issues/Liability
  • Professional Skill Set/Side Evaluation
  • Teaching and Training Skills/Adult learning Styles
  • Practical Exercise Test
  • Case Study Presentation
  • Closing

Our FTO class is taught by Phillip White of the San Jose Police Department. Phil has over 20 years of law enforcement experience. He is currently the administrative officer for the Field Training Unit. Phil has instructed hundreds of officers on how to properly take the role of FTO and ensure that trainees are adequately trained, mentored and evaluated.


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.