Dan Greene on the evolution of field training
How to better train trainers to meet the needs of today's police recruits
"One of the biggest evolutions in field training is that the program molds to the student as adults learn in different ways," says Dan Greene, the executive director of the National Association of Field Training Officers (NAFTO). As a former FTO and FTO supervisor, Dan knows what FTOs need to become better trainers and educators. At the recent NAFTO conference in Louisville, Kentucky, Policing Matters host Jim Dudley spoke with Dan about the evolution of FTO training in law enforcement.
This episode of the Policing Matters Podcast is sponsored by the Master of Science in Law Enforcement & Public Safety Leadership Program at the University of San Diego. Learn how this nationally ranked online program can help you be a force for change at sandiego.edu/police1.
Additional FTO resources
- Confessions of a field training officer
- 12 benefits of becoming a field training officer
- Leadership lessons I learned as a field training officer
- A minute with Sir Robert Peel: What the father of modern policing can teach field training officers
- A field training officer’s starter pack for teaching, feedback and mentorship
- Onboarding the lateral entry officer
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