Field Training and Evaluation Program – CIPTC, Peoria

Field Training and Evaluation Program – CIPTC, Peoria

02-20-2023 8:00 AM - 02-24-2023 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:

Field Training and Evaluation Program

February 20-24, 2023

Instructor: Thom Dworak, The Adaptive Way

 8am – 4pm

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

Class Fee:

MTU # 7 – $50.00; Non MTU 7 – Members: $200.00

Enrollment Deadline: February 13, 2023

Course Size:  Minimum –15 Maximum – 30

Course Objective

This five-day, 40-hour training program is practical, informational and hands-on. The purpose of the

course is to provide law enforcement with the knowledge and skills required to train probationary law enforcement officers in a one-to-one setting. Diverse instructional methods will be employed to provide a student-centered learning environment. Upon successful completion of this program, attendees will be certified as Field Training Officers.

Course Content

This state-certified program prepares selected officers to assume the critical role of Field Training Officer within their departments.

Course topics include:

The Police Image

Role and Responsibility

Principles of learning and communication

Methods of instructions

Stress management

Overriding the Probationary Officers decision

Sexual harassment/hostile working environment

The evaluation process

Job Status review and recommendation

About the Instructor:

Thom Dworak is a retired Sergeant (31 years) from a suburban Chicago police department where he was the Field Training and Evaluation Program Coordinator and the Lead Defensive Tactics/Use of Force Instructor.  Thom’s knowledge of experiential learning, emotional intelligence, critical thinking, creative problem solving and decision making  has shaped our programs for the challenging and ever-changing environment the Criminal Justice professional find themselves in daily.

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 3 hours, Const. Use of LE Authority 1 hour, Cultural Competency 1 hour,  Legal Updates 3 hours, Officer Wellness/Mental Health 1 hour, Procedural Justice 20 hours, Use of Force 1 hour, Laws Concerning stops, searches, and the use of force 1 hour, and Officer safety techniques, including cover, concealment and time 1 hour.

Field Training and Evaluation Program – CIPTC, Peoria