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Field Training Officer

San Jose Model - 32hr

Oct. 8 - 11, 2024
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuition:  Free
Champaign Police Dept.
82 East University Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820
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This course is certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

Training Mandates

This course meets state guidelines for the following mandated subject areas:

  • Crisis Intervention (2hrs)
  • Civil Rights (2hrs)
  • Constitutional & Proper Use of Authority (2hrs)
  • Officer Wellness and Mental Health (1hr)
  • Human Rights (4hrs)
  • Procedural Justice (9hrs)
  • Use of Force – Law concerning stops, searches, and use of force (2hrs)


This course is intended for patrol officers and supervisors who wish to become field training officers or field training supervisors utilizing the San Jose Model of instruction and evaluation. The course will introduce specific teaching methods applicable to adult learners, performance evaluations using standardized rating procedures, techniques for remedial training, and legal issues pertinent to recruit training. This model originated in the San Jose, California Police Department in 1972 and has been emulated across the country by municipal and county law enforcement agencies.


  • Program Philosophy
  • Presentation Techniques
  • Dynamics of Adult Learning
  • Legal Defensibility
  • Communications
  • Rating Scale
  • Changing Behavior
  • Ethics for Field Training Officers
  • Termination of the Trainee
  • Social Networking
  • Liability and Training


Jeremy Hale, FTO
Urbana Police Dept.


Please register for this course by September 24.