The FTO Program provides structured training for newly-sworn probationary police officers. The program is typically completed prior to attendance of the Police Academy.
The 640-hour Program is broken down into four phases, which expose officers to various situations with the Departments certified field training officers. The FTO Program may be extended if there is a need for additional training.
It progresses from basic orientation to complex police activities. Probationary police officers are evaluated by certified Field Training Officers, then reviewed by the Sergeant in charge of training as part of the field training process.