Field Training Officer
Lieutenant Robert Welch
The Field Training Officer Unit is made up of Senior Police Officers with diversified training and experience. These officers are specially trained in tactics, procedures, and personnel evaluation. Field Training Officers (FTO’s) are those officers who are highly motivated and leaders in their own personal work ethic.
The Field Training Program is a sixteen week training program wherein the recruit officer is educated in departmental procedures and practices. The basis of the program is derived from the San Jose Police Department Field Training Program. The program also evaluates the basic training that the recruit officer should have learned while in the police academy.