Field Training Officer School


This 2.5-day class is a combination of the San Jose Model, the modified version-the PTO Model, along with other best practices to create an advanced, proven, up-to-date training that is applicable to Maine Law Enforcement.

The objectives of this course include:

  • Creating a standardized program
  • Role of an FTO
  • Ethics and it’s liabilities
  • Leadership traits, relationships & conduct
  • Effective teaching methods for different learning styles
  • Setting expectations and completing evaluations of the trainee
  • Example Daily Observation Reports (DOR) and Weekly Observation Reports (WOR)
  • Training Scenario’s for application of class objectives

Survey testimonials from students:

“Ret. Trp. Tilsley’s passion for this subject and his vast expertise (academically & practically) were present every moment during this training. His stories and analogies helped to tie in the lessons taught with learning objectives, which made staying attentive to the topic easy.”

“It is very refreshing to go to a class where the instructor is so passionate about what he has done and continues to do!! 23 year leo”


FTO Instructor

Upcoming Class Dates

3 day class

Day 1Mar 27: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Day 2Mar 28: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Day 3Mar 29: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Eastern Maine Community College
268 Sylvan Road
Bangor, Maine, 04401
Price: $450
Classroom in Maine Hall, Rm 221