Registrations are closed for this event
Date: Monday, November 18, 2019
Ends On: Friday, November 22, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Illinois Valley Community College
815 N. Orlando Smith Road
Room C316
Oglesby, IL 61348
Instructor: Bruce Sokolove - Field Training Associates

  Member Fee: $0
Non-Member Fee: $100

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This forty-hour course is specifically designed for experienced uniformed patrol personnel selected to serve as Field Training Officers with probationary employees. This course emphasizes the Field Training Officer’s role in assisting probationers certify for solo patrol operations by applying the knowledge and skills acquired during Basic Police Training/Certification. Activating these principals according to agency policy, procedure and community service delivery standards, and the Probationary Officer Manual Training Task protocols is the goal of this specialized enterprise.

The instruction highlights two essential Field Training and Evaluation Process skills: ❶ analyzing the probationer’s training needs and using the best fit twelve specific instructional techniques for enhanced job performance. and, ❷ the ability to examine and objectively document the probationer’s job behaviors using Standard Evaluation Guidelines. The instructional presentation will focus upon
classroom discussion as well as hands-on application of the course. Students will be required to complete out-of-classroom reading assignments from the course text and workbook, Breaking Routine — Building a Better Cop™: Field Training Officer.

The course content will include:
• Working within the operational structure of the Field Training and Evaluation Process.
• The Instructional Relay Race: Taking over where Basic Police Training/Certification left off.
➤ Inventorying the probationer’s current knowledge and skill proficiencies and moving
• Utilizing the Probationer Officer Manual as the Field Training playbook.
• Selection and use of The Big Twelve Instructional tools.
• Determining what, and where, to document Probationer training and performance by trusting
and committing to a Team Approach.
• Effectively utilizing the Big Three Coaching Questions during debriefing. Highlighting the
Daily Observation Report, with Body Worn Camera video, and police dash cam video assets.
• Addressing and resolving areas of Corrective Action Necessary.
• Preparing the Probationer for Proactive — Problem Oriented Policing focusing on Location
and Perpetrator Oriented Patrols.
• Practical Directed Patrol Mapping™ with Map Overlays and a practical Daily Patrol Plan.
• Mentoring and coaching Field Training Officers in basic – essential mental health practices to
enhance the Probationer’s long-term career survival.
• Bottom lineL Creating a Self-Reliant™ law enforcement agent ready to launch!

Special Attention
Students should be familiar with their Department’s current Field Training and Evaluation Process and should be briefed
on their agency’s process. Students must bring a copy of their agency’s current Probationary Office Manual and forms to
class for reference, comparison, discussion.
MTU 5’s request for certification of this course, and MANDATE APPROVAL, has been approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standard’s Board.
Civil Rights Constitutional and Proper Use of Law Enforcement Authority.
Cultural Competency Procedural Justice
  Introductory Mental Health Awareness Legal Updates
Human Rights   Use of Force (must include scenario based or similar approved training)
  Lead Homicide Investigator   Sexual Assault Trauma Informed Response
  Sexual Assault Investigator Training   Psychology of Domestic Violence
Course enrollment must be made by the agency CEO or designated training officer.  Registration may be made using our on-line course registration link on this website.  All officers enrolled by their department will be assumed to be on duty unless otherwise noted
Mobile In-Service Training Region #5 –Assist Program
Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
Serving the Counties of: Bureau – La Salle – Marshall – Putnam - Stark