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”


Upcoming Class Dates

3 day class

Day 1Sep 11: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Day 2Sep 12: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Day 3Sep 13: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Berwick Police Department
20 Wilson Street
Berwick, Maine, 03901
Price: $575

3 day class

Day 1Sep 24: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Day 2Sep 25: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Day 3Sep 26: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Eastern Maine Community College
268 Sylvan Road
Bangor, Maine, 04401
Price: $575
Rangeley Hall, Rooms 105/107

3 day class

Day 1Nov 19: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Day 2Nov 20: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Day 3Nov 21: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dirigo Safety LLC
95 Main Street 3rd Floor
Auburn, ME, 04210
Price: $575