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Seminar Title:  
Field Training Officer Certification

DATES:  2/28/2022 through 3/4/2022

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Michael Heisinger

LOCATION:  Lebanon Police Department - 201 E Main Street, Lebanon, IN  46052

HOTEL:  Holiday Inn Express - Lebanon, IN  
Contact Hotel for State Govt. Rate

COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $525.00 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

PATC FTO Certification Course

This course is designed to provide knowledge and training to develop Field Training Officers skills. Each of you will be presented with ideas and techniques to assist you in becoming more professional and confident in the application of training another Officer. This course is based on a modified San Jose program. Upon completion the FTO will be able to:

  • Discuss the “San Jose Model” and other program models

  • Identify demands on FTOs as instructors

  • List five errors in rating

  • Understand the basics of Adult Learning Theory

  • Identify Liability Issues

  • Understands performance evaluations

  • Instruct from training briefs

  • Understand the rating scale and reference numbers

  • Complete the Daily Observation Report (DOR)

  • Develop a Scenario and additional training plans

  • Understand the purpose of program management and control


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

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