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Seminar Title:  
Supervising and Managing the FTO Unit

DATES:  4/4/2022 through 4/6/2022

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Michael Heisinger

LOCATION:  Humble ISD Police Department - 1911 Wilson Road, Humble, TX  77396

HOTEL:  Staybridge Suites - Humble, TX   
Contact Hotel for State Govt. Rate

COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $350.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

I am the current Chief of Police for the Tularosa Police Department in Southern New Mexico. The force I oversee is 6 officers plus me. I also have 4 dispatchers and three animal control officers. I started my career in Law Enforcement in Johnson County Indiana as a Sheriff’s Deputy. During my time there I was a Narcotics Detective, SWAT team member, Motor Officer, and Patrol Officer. I also instructed the reserve school for multiple different subjects as well as was an FTO for the reserves and new officers. I retired from there and went to the University of Indianapolis Police Department where I was a Detective, SWAT team leader and FTO Coordinator. I then found my way to my hometown of Alamogordo, New Mexico where I worked for two years before obtaining the Chief of Police position in Tularosa.

Pre-Payment is not required to register or attend IN-PERSON seminars. Pre-payment is required for WEBINARS and ONLINE COURSES.


Course Objectives

This class is designed for the line supervisors and administrators assigned the responsibility of overseeing a field training unit. One of the key elements of success in a field training program is program management. Often programs will train the FTO, but fail to prepare the supervisor for the variety of tasks required to properly coordinate, administrate and lead the field training unit. This course will prepare the Field Training Manger (FTM) and Field Training Coordinator (FTC) for the requirements of their positions.

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the San Jose Model FTO Program
  • List the Duties of the FTM and FTC
  • Describe the importance of Leadership in FT Program
  • Utilize proven training methods to correct poor performance
  •  Properly review the DOR
  • Utilize the Weekly Managers Report
  • Describe the importance of proper management and selection of the FTO
  • List legal issues regarding Field Training Programs

Each student is asked to bring a copy of their department FTO manual for reference.

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