F.T.O. Course

Hosted by the MDCC - The Capps Center, Indianola, Mississippi, December 6-8, 2021

Course Duration:  24hrs            Instructional Setting:  Classroom

COURSE DESCRIPTIONThis course is designed to provide the leadership skills and the fundamentals of teaching to the FTO, so that they can successfully prepare trainees to be full-fledged law enforcement officers. The FTO will learn successful strategies in designing training sessions and establish learning goals. The key points of a model FTO program will be reviewed along with Phase Format training and the importance of standardized policies and procedures. The FTO will be taught how to assess, evaluate, and document, a trainee’s performance in the FTO program.


 Topics Include: 

  • An Overview of a Successful FTO Program
  • FTO role model for the trainee
  • Identify the key Policies of a Model FTO Program
  • How to Apply Important Leadership Attributes while Serving as an FTO
  • Group discussions
  • Communication and Listening Skills for the FTO
  • Understanding the benefits of a systematic approach to training
  • How to Design and Create Learning Sessions and Establish Learning Objectives
  • How to Prepare Complete and Comprehensive DOR’s
  • Understanding the Importance of Phase-Format Training to Track Performance
  • How to Properly Use the Rating Scales in the Evaluation Process
  • Creating Training Scenarios and Identify Learning Goals
  • Using a Step by Step Approach for Counseling Sessions


 INSTRUCTIONAL GOAL: To instill professional attitudes in Field Training Officers, Supervisors and Managers, as well as providing them with the skills, techniques, and basic concepts of modern FTO principles. An understanding of these concepts is fundamental for FTO’s to be successful as mentors, trainers, and as leaders of their agencies. A properly trained professional FTO is one of the best weapons any law enforcement agency can have in their arsenal, as they will pass on their training and professional attitude to the younger officers. In today’s litigious society, you can help to avoid unnecessary litigation due to “failure to train” or “improper training” of officers by affording your officer’s the proper tools and skills needed to function in modern law enforcement.  Global Police Solutions, LLC is committed to our clients and believes in “Instilling professionalism through training”.     


INSTRUCTOR:  Tony Carleton is the training officer for Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department in MS, and has over 26 years of law enforcement experience in campus, municipal and county policing. Over his carrier his responsibilities have been; coordinating, planning and serving as the incident commander at special events, assisting with both CALEA and MSLEAC accreditation, coordinating hiring, basic training, in-service training and advanced testing for first line supervision to command staff positions, and managing the training and professional development for the department to include the FTO and CTO programs.  In his career, he has served as a chief of police and Jail Commander in which he was responsible for 145 plus sworn and civilian personnel.  Tony has enjoyed S.W.A.T. tactics and teaching for most of his carrier. As an Instructor Trainer with Strategic Self-defense & Gun fighting Tactics (SSGT), he has been teaching SSGT since 2003 and has served on the board of directors since 2006. He also teaches Tactical Operations (S.W.A.T.), is a Cooper Institute Physical Fitness Specialist, firearms instructor and EVOC instructor, among other law enforcement related certifications. Tony is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has logged thousands of hours of police training. Tony has 26 years of service in law enforcement and enjoys family related activities.

Global Police Solutions, LLC is an approved advanced LE training provider who understands the concerns and needs of today’s law enforcement.


“Professional Training for Today’s Law Enforcement”


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Event Properties

Event Date 12-06-2021 8:00 am
Event End Date 12-08-2021 5:00 pm
Registration Start Date 08-09-2021
Capacity 25
Cut off date 12-01-2021
Individual Price $329.00
Location MDCC-Capps Center