Basic Field Training Officer – Peoria, IL

Basic Field Training Officer – Peoria, IL

10-30-2023 8:00 AM - 11-03-2023 4:00 PM
Central Illinois Police Training Center Poplar Hall P101
Address: 5407 N University St, Peoria, IL 61614, USA
5407 N University St, Peoria, IL 61614, USA


Brian Fengel, Director

Phone: (309) 690-7350
Fax: (309) 690-7359
Jean Swan:

Heather Grove:

Basic Field Training Officer

Instructor: John Bowden, Applied Police Training & Certification

October 30 – November 3, 2023

 8am – 4pm

 Class will meet at: CIPTC, ICC Peoria Campus, 5407 N. University, Poplar Hall P101, Peoria, IL

Enrollment Deadline:  October 23, 2023

Course Size:  Maximum 40

Course Objective

The field training program for an agency is one of the most important training programs an agency maintains. The lack of a training program, a substandard program or a poorly run program can cost an agency millions of dollars in civil suits, loss of good personnel and the loss of a previously untarnished reputation. A well-trained FTO force in conjunction with a well-run program will help protect an agency from civil suits originating from within and without the agency.

Course Content

The program model presented by APTAC follows the program model originated by the San Jose Police Department in 1972 and has become the national standard. The program has been court tested and is ADA and EEOC defensible.

Topics include:

  • Philosophy of field training programs
  • The field training schedule
  • The role of the field training officer
  • Communications
  • Dynamics of adult learning
  • Presentation techniques
  • Changing behavior
  • The rating scale
  • The daily observation report
  • The training process
  • Legal defensibility of the FTO program
  • Liability & training
  • Termination of trainees

About the Instructor

John Bowden is a 21-year veteran of law enforcement retired from the Orlando Police Department as a Master Police Officer. John presents this course with a combined total of 30 years of experience in law enforcement and law enforcement training. He was one of the original Field Training Officers involved in the implementation of the current Orlando Police Department FTO program. He brings to the table his training experience as an FTO, an FTO supervisor, a police academy coordinator and a consultant to FTO programs. John has trained FTOs and consulted on training programs across the United States.

Mobile In-Service Training Team # 7 Illinois Enforcement Training and Standards Board

MTU #7 request for certification of this course has been approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board

Meets the following mandatory training criteria: Civil Rights 1-hour, Constitutional Use of LE Authority 1-hour, Human Rights 1-hour, Legal Updates 2-hours, Procedural Justice 25-hours

Basic Field Training Officer – Peoria, IL