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Training in the Era of De-Policing: FTOs Facing (and Overcoming) Challenges

Despite the challenges FTOs face today, Dan Greene—Executive Director of the National Association of Field Training Officers (NAFTO)—remains optimistic about where the profession is going, and how well FTOs are adjusting to the ever-changing landscape.

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Applying a Famous Mother Theresa Quote to Law Enforcement

Graham Tinius, training coordinator of the National Association of Field Training Officers, talks about how Mother Theresa's philosophy of just help one works for police.

Georgia Officer and Two Women Killed at Domestic, Suspect Dead

Field Training Officer Henry Laxson was shot and killed during the domestic response, which began around 8:40 p.m. in Rex, Clayton County police Chief Kevin Roberts said early Wednesday.

Vector Solutions Unveils New Application for Managing Law Enforcement Field Training Officer Programs

The three-part system not only makes it easier to provide training, but it also helps to increase safety measures in the field by ensuring accurate documentation and accountability for every single officer, the company says.

New York Officer Helps Save Life of Suicidal Man on Second Day on the Job

Officers John Zonneveld and Angela Acierno responded to a call in which a man was threatening to jump from a freeway overpass. At the time, Zonneveld was training Acierno, who was on her second day on the job.

Tennessee Officer Struck, Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver

Officer Nicholas Galinger was with his field training officer inspecting a manhole cover that was overflowing with water when a passing Honda CRV struck him.

Real Change

Obtaining tacit knowledge is considered our most important and powerful learning activity, but too often the folks with the tacit knowledge are left out of the decision-making process, in favor of the most institutionally educated folks; the ones with explicit knowledge only.

2 Texas Officers Wounded Responding to Suicide, Suspect Killed in Standoff

A suspect is dead and two police officers were injured Friday night while answering a 911 call about a suicide in Fort Worth. More Here.

2 Texas Officers Wounded Responding to Suicide, Suspect Killed in Standoff

A suspect is dead and two police officers were injured Friday night while answering a 911 call about a suicide in Fort Worth.

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Video: CO Officers Disciplined for Playing Pokémon Go On Duty

Two Commerce City, CO, Police field training officers have been suspended from training recruits after the FTOs were discovered taking recruits on Pokémon Go hunts on-duty.

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