Field Training Officer (FTO) Program

About the Program

The FTO Program provides structured training for newly-sworn probationary police officers. The program is typically completed upon attendance and graduation of the Police Academy.

The 640-hour Program is broken down into four phases, which expose officers to various situations with the Department's certified Field Training Officers. The FTO Program may be extended if there is a need for additional training.

The FTO Program 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.

Contact Us

For more information, contact Cpt. Nic McRae at 256-464-8433 or Sgt. Tanner Ward at 256-772-6260.