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Posted about 1 year ago

 

 What are some good tips and/or training advice you would give as an FTO? 

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Have you attended an FTO program? Your questions will be answered then. It is generally a 40 hour course. Are you a police officer?

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Uncledennis1. I am currently serving in the US Army, I am a military police officer.
I will be an FTO for several weeks, not saying I don't have tips and
or training advice my self lol. I was wanting some opinions to double tap
to make sure I cover everything.

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Thanks for your service. You may want to try google. I attended a week course and find it difficult to condence to a few paragraphs. I think the program was started by the San Jose, CA Police Department years ago. I would suggest you contact them to inquire. Best to you.

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Document, document, document.


Understand what the learning style is for any noob you train. Do they learn by seeing (visually), by hearing things (audibly) or by hands on (kinesthetic). And you as train, you have to discover how YOU learn and train yourself to accommodate other learning modalities.


Don't be an a$$. Be professional, offer your best training, and realize that people who enter and FTO program are not street ready cops/deputies/military police. They need continued training as an extention of the academy or whatever training environment they emerged.


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dont show the noob any of the sham spots, he will find them on his own in due time workin mids on a tuesday night lol. back when i was OJT my FTO's didnt show me how to properly do DA form 2823, DA form 3881, proper photo logs, ect alot of the stuff i figured out on my own and it kinda sucked ill be honest. definetly go over traffic stops our noobs all the way up to seasoned specialists suck at traffic stops because they avoid them because they are scared they might have to talk to someone of higher rank. also have them practice writing DD form 1408 and DD form 1805 prior to doing real life traffic stops so you can get them some what comfrtable so they can smoothly and safely conduct stops without having to look like a dumby or risk their lives going back n forth to the stopped vehicle for forgoten info.. ( see noobs to this alot here due to crappy OJT)