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South Burlington

Field Training Office Course

Dates: April 1-3, 2024 Times: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Location: S. Burlington Police Dept. 19 Gregory Dr. S. Burlington, VT 05403

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Field Training Office Course
Field Training Office Course

Time & Location

Apr 01, 2024, 8:30 AM – Apr 02, 2024, 4:00 PM

South Burlington, 19 Gregory Dr #201, South Burlington, VT 05403, USA

About the event

Field Training Office Course 

Our three (3) day Field Training Officer class is based on the industry standard San Jose Model. This class will fit with C.A.L.E.A. accreditation standards, providing you with the tools and knowledge to properly train a new officer. From ethics to leadership, our FTO class covers the topics needed to both train and evaluate a field trainee. The course offerings includes:

  • Field Training Program Goals & Objectives
  • Expectations of / for FTO's (Roles of the FTO)
  • Ethics & Professionalism
  • Leadership Skills
  • Teaching and Training Skills/Adult learning Styles
  • Intro to Competency Evaluations/DORs
  • Remediation
  • Intervention Techniques
  • Driver Safety/FTO Awareness or
  • Practical Exercise Test
  • Case Study Presentation

What students are saying about the course:

  •  “Great course. Great instructor!”
  •  “Taught in an exciting way. I took a  lot away from it.”
  •  “Informative.” “Interesting.” 
  • “Motivating.” 
  • “Fun.”


Granite State Police Career Counseling (GSPCC) provides progressive and comprehensive law enforcement training through collaborative learning. GSPCC's instructors are seasoned classroom professionals with law enforcement backgrounds who are formally educated in their respective teaching and training fields.

About the Instructor:

 Officer Phillip White, MS, MA (RET.) served for 26  years with the San Jose, CA Police Department.  From 2017-2023, he was the department’s CA  POST certified FTO Program Coordinator, providing  supervision and leadership to over 85 FTOs, 15 FTO  Sergeants and between 40 and 65 trainees during a  given cycle. White was also the lead course  instructor for the CA POST FTO Course. He served  as an FTO for four years and in various special  assignments outside of the Patrol Division. He  retired in January 2023 after 31 total years of law  enforcement experience. He now resides in  Portsmouth, NH.

Cost: $555 per student

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