Basic Field Training Officer (San Jose Method) – Online CLASS FULL

Basic Field Training Officer (San Jose Method) – Online CLASS FULL

05-10-21 8:00 AM - 05-12-21 4:00 PM


Brian Fengel, Director

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

Heather Grove:

Basic Field Training Officer Online


Instructor: Kevin Kelleher

May 10-12, 2021

8am – 4pm

Attention Training Officer: This training is online

Up to each department on how your officer takes the online training at your either department or home. This format works best when individuals with small groups of two or three sharing a conference room environment, with one camera, monitor, and a tabletop microphone. Course books are shipped to each attendee ahead of time, and email the Zoom link. Course materials, documents, etc. are attached to that email.

Class Fee: MTU #7 Members $50.00, Non MTU # 7 Members $200.00 

Illinois agencies only

Enrollment Deadline: May 10-12, 2021

Course Size:  Maximum – 24

Course Objective

Our San Jose-based Field Training Officer Basic course prepares newly appointed FTOs for the important and challenging role they have in shaping the future of today’s modern law enforcement agencies.
This course develops FTOs to be the best trainers possible. It focuses on how to teach, how to coach, how to address training problems, and how to evaluate performance. Upon completion of the three-day classroom portion of this course, participants will return to their agencies for an orientation to the field-training program used by their agency. Your FTO coordinator, using our guide, will instruct the participants in the format, forms, timeline, capabilities and limitations of your particular program.
No matter what field-training program your agency uses, this course will meet your FTO-developmental needs.

Course Content

Field Training Philosophy, The Role of FTO, Communication Skills, DISC Personality Profile, Adult Learning, Learning Preferences, Generational Differences, How to Create Training Opportunities, Performance Documentation Performance Appraisal, and Evaluation Exercises.

About the Instructor:

Kevin Kelleher, M.Ed., began his police career providing police, fire and ambulance services on northern Minnesota’s Iron Range. He later joined the Bloomington, Minnesota, Police Department and served in a variety of capacities, including patrol, SWAT, detective, patrol sergeant, K-9 supervisor, Deputy Director of Emergency Management, and ran the Office of Training and Development. In 1996, he became the Chief of Police in Wayzata, Minnesota. After seven years, Kevin went on to manage a state-of-the-art multi-agency police and fire training facility in the Minneapolis area for several years.

Kevin is an alumnus of PERF’s Senior Management Institute for Police and the Southern Police Institute’s 89th Administrative Officers Course. He holds a bachelor’s degree in police administration from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in education from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.

Kevin is an Assistant Adjunct Professor at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, where he teaches public safety courses. He is also an instructor for Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety, in Evanston, Illinois, where teaches supervisory, command, and executive-level programs. He also serves as a course director for the School of Police Staff and Command. Kevin has taught throughout the United States, and lectured on American Policing at the Garda Síochána (Irish National Police) Academy.

MTU # 7 No longer uses the Sokolov Method

Mobile In-Service Training Team #7 Illinois Law 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: TBA

Basic Field Training Officer (San Jose Method) – Online CLASS FULL