Training: Field Training Officer 

Dates & Locations (3 Day Course)


October 21-23, 2020 – 0830 – 1600


South Portland Police Department
345 Clarks Pond Parkway – South Portland, ME, 04106



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.