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Field Training Today’s Hire

an FTO Workshop

Apr. 1 - 2, 2025
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

  • Constitutional Use of Law Enforcement Authority (4hrs)
  • Procedural Justice (12hrs)


This 2-day workshop lays the foundation & constructs for the relationship between FTO/Agency and the probationary employee.  It explores specific differences in training recruit graduates & experienced lateral hires.  It teaches the skills for FTO professional feedback, debriefing trainees, neutral/unbiased writing skills for Daily Observation Reports & all FTO written documentation.  It discusses challenges with training laterals who intend to retire on duty, & millennials who feel entitled, refuse to listen & receive criticism, & lack skills for public relationship-building.

The class discusses training liability, when to involve Supervision, & setting standards that adhere to department policies.  It reviews report writing & editing for probationary issues.


  • Relationship between Probationary Employee and the FTO/Agency
  • Differences in training recruit graduates and experienced lateral hires
  • Professional feedback and debriefing of trainees
  • Writing skills for DOR and other documentation
  • Training liability and supervision
  • Report writing and editing


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Please register for this course by March 18.