TUITION:      No Cost

The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Police Officer Standards and Training Council’s Field Services Training Division is offering a three day training program to train officers to be Field Training Officers (FTO). This training session is scheduled for Tuesday, November 2, 2021 to Thursday, November 4, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Connecticut Police Academy, 285 Preston Avenue, Meriden, CT. Sergeant Jay Masi (West Haven), Sergeant Steve Morgan (Rocky Hill), Sergeant Rob Martin (Berlin), Sergeant Don Chasse (CSP) and Training Officer Brian Reilly of the Connecticut Police Academy (POSTC) will be the instructors for this class. 

This course is specifically designed for experienced uniformed patrol personnel selected to serve as Field Training Officers with probationary employees.  The course emphasizes the FTO’s role in assisting probationers in certifying for solo patrol operations by applying the knowledge and skills acquired during Basic Police Training and using them according to agency policy, procedures and community service delivery standards and the POSTC Field Training and Evaluation Program.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Liability
  • Operational Authority Key Elements
  • Phase Training Evaluation Process
  • Standard Evaluation Guidelines
  • Recruit Proficiency Check-off List
  • Development of Effective Teaching Skills
  • Beginning the Field Training Experience
  • Remediation
  • Termination

Please note:  POSTC regulations require that any officer being considered for an FTO assignment must have at least three years as a certified officer.

This course will be offered concurrently with each new recruit class and departments with recruits seated in each class will receive preference in attending the training.

The class is limited to 40 attendees.  Please complete a registration form from the web and fax it [(203) 238-6119] or email it to Barbara Fullenwiley at by Friday, October 22, 2021.  If you have any questions, please contact the Field Services Division at 203-427-2622.

Students successfully completing the course will receive twenty-four (24) hours of Review Training Credit in the following areas:

  • Area II               Police & the Law            2 hrs
  • Area IV             Human Relations            8 hrs
  • Area VI             Patrol Procedures         10 hrs
  • Area VII            Supervision                     4 hrs

There is no tuition for this course.  Lunch may be purchased at nearby restaurants.  Professional, business attire required.

DISCLAIMER:  The Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POSTC) makes every effort, within its ability and resources, to provide the highest quality, most relevant in-service training programs available at minimum cost to all Connecticut police officers and agencies.  However, POSTC does not provide legal advice, and does not endorse the accuracy or completeness of specific in-service training programs provided by each of its many contractors and training providers.  The materials and opinions of individual providers offered during the course of in-service training are those of the instructor alone, and do not necessarily represent the position of the Police Officer Standards and Training Council or the State of Connecticut.  Given the multitude of disparate factual scenarios with which law enforcement personnel are presented in the discharge of their official duties, students and sponsoring agencies are strongly advised and encouraged to seek the advice and counsel of their own legal advisors before implementing concepts or adopting specific measures discussed or recommended during in-service training sessions.