Law Enforcement Officers Regional Training Commission &
Delta College Police Academy
Basic FTO cOurse
“How to become an Effective Field Training Officer”
This 4-day (32 hour) course is designed to provide knowledge and training to develop Field Training Officers’ skills.
Each new FTO will be presented with ideas and techniques to assist them in becoming more professional and
confident in the application of their skills. This course is based on a modified “San Jose” program. Upon completion
the FTO will be able to:
Discuss the “San Jose” and other program models
Identify demands on FTOs as Instructors
List five of the errors in rating
Understand the basics of Adult Learning Theory
Identify liability issues
Understand performance evaluations
Instruct from Training Briefs
Understand the Rating Scale and Reference Numbers
Complete the Daily Observation Report
Develop a Scenario and additional Training Plans
Understand the purpose of program management and control
Instructor: Steven Kellams of FTO Solutions. In 2000 Lieutenant Kellams was instrumental in redesigning the
field training program for the Bloomington, Indiana Police Department and has taught that program to hundreds of
departments throughout the United States. He has also instructed on field training issues at the national level when
he presented courses at the 2002 and 2008 National Association of Field Training Officers conference. In 2005,
Lieutenant Kellams was awarded the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for Monroe County, IN for his work in Field
Training. He has served on the National NAFTO Executive Board and served as the President in 2009.
Comments from the Prior Seminar Evaluations:
C. Were there parts of the program you saw as particularly useful? If yes, what?
• The different ideas and ways to teach. Instructor was wonderful!!
• Very valuable insight on his experience in FTO. Very useful videos & court cases.
• Everything, one of the best training programs I have ever been in.
• Roles & Motivation of the FTO and Law Enforcement Ethics. This program was very well structured.
Kellams did a great job with instruction and keeping interest.
• I would highly recommend this class. I’m glad I attended.
• This course was helpful with different teaching & learning styles, techniques, etc. This gave me a new
perspective on how to help and give positive feedback.
• Great program – will be useful at our department
• Needs no Improvement!!!!
• Hands on DOR’s. Legal cases outlining importance of FTO.
Dates: October 26-29, 2015, 8:30am-4:30pm
Location: Flint Twp. Police Department, 5200 Norko Drive, Flint, MI 48507
Cost: LEORTC Member Licensed Officers – Prepaid
Delta Consortium Members – $200 p/p
Non-Member Agencies - $325.00 p/p
Registration: Call the LEORTC at (810) 232-2654 or send an e-mail message to email@example.com
Delta Members: Call Dawn at (989) 686-9176.
The Lansing Police Department is hosting this MCOLES approved / 302 funded course September 21 –
September 25, 2015. This 5-day, 50+hr course, runs $699 per student. Members of the NTOA, ASA, or
your state’s tactical officers association, receive a 10% discount upon request and proof of affiliation.
DESCRIPTION: This school lays a solid educational and practical foundation. The focus is on operational
tactics such as field-craft, observation, reporting, range estimation, urban tactics, and marksmanship skills
with emphasis on the cold bore shot. Other areas of instruction include the mechanics of the rifle and
scope, ballistics, the data book, hostage rescue engagements, intermediate barriers, night fire, and
moving targets. Students should be in good physical condition to attend this course.
STANDARDS: Lives depend upon the police snipers skill and ability. Therefore, this course is
performance based. We teach the basics and then demand that the student perform under pressure using
time, physical exertion, and the unknown to simulate the moments they may encounter prior to taking a
shot in a real time situation. They must pass daily cold bore shots with a 60% average, a comprehensive
written examination, and our qualification course of fire which includes alternate shooting positions, ranges
from 25-200 yards and moving targets.
EQUIPMENT: Sniper caliber rifle & sling. 500 rounds of match grade ammunition. Data book, camouflage
BDU’s & boonie cap. Binoculars, camo stick or face paint, insect repellent, cleaning equipment (one piece
rod, bore brush, jag, solvent, patches, & oil). Hearing protection, clothing appropriate for conditions, lunch
for each training day & ample water. Flash light (red & white lens). Canteen / camelback.
INSTRUCTOR: Paul Creger
LODGING: Courtyard by Marriott, 2710 Lake Lansing Road, Lansing, MI 48912 (517) 462-0500
Center Mass, Inc., 33825 Plymouth Rd., Livonia MI 48150
800-794-1216 / Fax: (734) 425-2216
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Web: www.centermassinc.com
CMI’s firearms training programs are recognized as
being amongst the very best in the nation. In the last 16
years, we have trained thousands of clients, some of
whom have had to use this training to save a life. At CMI,
“we save lives” by providing our clients with realistic,
relevant and battle proven firearms training programs.
We hope to see you at the range soon!!!
Don’t settle for less, come train at one of the nation’s
most elite firearms training providers.
Space is limited; register early to ensure you get a
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Law Enforcement Officers Regional Training Commission presents
Preparing for Today’s Homicide and High Profile Cases
This advanced eight hour training seminar will provide you with the most cutting-edge and enjoyable
courtroom training to help you perform at your very best. You will learn more about testifying in
homicide and other high profile cases that you ever imagined. This is a unique training seminar that has
been developed especially for you by those who sit in your seat. “Courtroom Success” is for Officers,
Investigators and other law enforcement professionals who are dedicated and committed to
outperforming defense attorneys, holding prosecutors accountable for their responsibilities and simply
winning court cases.
Your instructor(s) will discuss their experiences, share current success stories, and most importantly
focus on crucial mistakes. You will develop an understanding of your strong and weak points when
testifying, and then discover today’s newest techniques that are guaranteed to help you become a
skilled and confident witness.
Blocks of Instruction Include:
• Self evaluation: Are you a target in court?
• Understanding today’s courtroom during high profile cases
• Physical considerations that make or break the trial
• Successful verbal and nonverbal behavior when testifying
• Effective case preparation
• Handling defense attorney tactics, strategies and trap questions
• Reading the jury
• And much more…..
Instructor: Domenic Cappellutti is a nationally recognized lecturer for his vast experience in
interviewing & interrogation, homicide and gangs. He has testified across the country as an expert
witness. He has been honored by the State of Illinois and Congress for his efforts. Dom passionately
teaches law enforcement and Federal agents across the U.S and Mexico. He is a former Group
Supervisor with the elite Lake County Major Crime Task Force (Illinois).
Date/Time: Thursday, September 10, 2015, 8:30am-4:30pm
Location: Flint Twp. Police Dept., 5200 Norko Drive, Flint, Michigan 48507
Cost: LEORTC Licensed Personnel – Prepaid LEORTC Non-Licensed $50 p/p
Non-Member Agencies - $70 p/p
Registration: Call the LEORTC at (810) 232-2654 or e-mail registrations to email@example.com.
Law Enforcement Officers Regional Training Commission Presents
Criminal Related Interviewing Made Easy
The most effective “One Day” interviewing and interrogation seminar created
This dynamic 8 hour course is specifically designed to prepare all
detectives, investigators, supervisors, gang officers and uniform
patrol officers to become effective interviewers and be consistently
successful in obtaining difficult confessions. From new officers to
experienced detectives, participants will learn to easily separate the
interview & interrogation process into three easy steps. Each step
provides simple and straightforward “how-to’s” that will allow you to
get a confession in any venue or circumstance.
No more time-consuming and expensive courses that teach complex
interrogation “tactics” that have more steps that you can remember
during a stressful interview. Build self-confidence, learn what to do
in a variety of circumstances, and become a truly great interviewer.
Blocks of instruction include:
• Real interviewer preparation
• Time management
• Know your suspect
• Set the stage for success
• Proper introductions and face time
• Recognize and utilize your strong points
• Physical and verbal considerations
• Choosing your interview technique
• Closing the confession
• Morals and the media
Instructor: Dom Cappelluti – Gang Combat Dynamics. Dom is