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                                FIELD TRAINING AND EVALUATION PROGRAM



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Scope of the Program
Mission
Goals and Objectives
Program Basis .................................................................................................................................. 1

Chain of Command .......................................................................................................................... 2

Program Length
Trainee Development ....................................................................................................................... 3

The FTO Unit................................................................................................................................... 5

FTO / Trainee Relationship ............................................................................................................. 6

Operational Necessities .................................................................................................................... 7

Substitute FTOs
Unavailability of FTO
The Evaluation Process / FTO Forms
    DORs ....................................................................................................................................... 8

The Evaluation Process / FTO Forms
    EOPs
    Monthly Evaluations
    Accelerated End-of-Probation Evaluation ............................................................................. 10

FTO Report Routing
Remedial Training ......................................................................................................................... 11

Trainee Dismissal........................................................................................................................... 13

Trainees Probationary Period
Probation Extension ....................................................................................................................... 14

Compensation Issues
Court .............................................................................................................................................. 15

Qualifications for Field Training Officer
Job Description .............................................................................................................................. 16

FTO Selection Process ................................................................................................................... 17

FTO Staffing .................................................................................................................................. 18




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Criteria for FTO Transfer / Inactive Status / Removal / Suspension from the FTO Program ....... 19

Disciplinary Record/FTO Suspension ........................................................................................... 20

P2P Evaluation of FTO
FTO Training Requirements
Violations of Field Training Policy ............................................................................................... 21

Accelerated FTO Program ............................................................................................................. 22

Standardized Evaluation Guidelines .............................................................................................. 23

FTO Log ........................................................................................................................................ 38

Trainee Checklist ........................................................................................................................... 46

Location to Visit Checklist ............................................................................................................ 65

Types of Reports Taken Checklist ................................................................................................. 66

Forms Checklist ............................................................................................................................. 67

DOR Tracking Sheet ...................................................................................................................... 68

Check-off List ................................................................................................................................ 73

Appendix of Forms:

            FTO Application ............................................................................................................... 74

            Immediate Supervisor Recommendation Form ................................................................ 75

            Daily Observation Report ................................................................................................. 76

            DOR Narrative Continuation ............................................................................................ 77

            End of Phase Report.......................................................................................................... 78

            Monthly Evaluation .......................................................................................................... 79

            Accelerated End of Probation Evaluation ......................................................................... 80




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SCOPE OF THE PROGRAM

The Field-Training program is to be completed by commissioned peace officers that have
completed the Basic Police Recruit Session and have been assigned to perform the department’s
general law enforcement patrol duties.

MISSION

The mission of the Field Training Officer program is to supervise the completion of the
probationary officer’s training and introduce a well-trained officer to the City of Memphis.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

1.      To provide well rounded, highly trained police officers for the City of Memphis capable
        of handling the rigors of police services in a large, metropolitan environment

2.      To provide consistent, standardized training for new officers, applying the most current
        police techniques available

3.      To provide the new officer with an environment in which learning and evaluation can
        stimulate and nurture new officers as they progress through their training program

4.      To improve the quality of new officers and identify deficiencies in new employees which
        can be addressed quickly and effectively

5.      To improve the overall quality of police service in our city and to provide citizens with
        the most competent and professional officers possible

PROGRAM BASIS

The MPD's Field Training Officer Program was patterned after the San Jose, CA, Police
Department's FTO program, which is commonly referred to as the San Jose model. The San Jose
model has been modified to meet the needs of the MPD. Over the course of its approximately
twenty - (20) years of existence, the San Jose model has been revised and restructured due to
court decisions and improvements. The San Jose model offers a legally defensible program that
is standardized, consistent, valid, and reliable.




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CHAIN OF COMMAND (Organizational Structure)

The Field Training & Evaluation Program is administered by the Training Academy with staff
support from the Uniform Patrol Division. This includes the selection, training, and daily
supervision of the FTOs, as well as the day-to-day operation of the program.

The Department has assigned a Field Training Supervisor and Coordinators to the Academy and
a Training Coordinator, the Lieutenant Colonel, to each of the stations. The Station Training
Coordinator will serve as the liaison with the Training Academy FTO staff. These coordinators
are to coordinate tasks such as recruit/trainer assignments, remediation, review of the Daily
Observation Reports (DORs), End of Phase/Rotation Reports, etc.

Field Training & Evaluation Program Chain of Command

                                          Director

                                 Training Academy Commander


                                                                      Station FTO Coordinators
      FTO Supervisor
                                                                        (Lieutenant Colonel)

     FTO Coordinators                                                       Shift Majors

                                                                             Lieutenant

                                                                       Field Training Officer

                                                                              Trainee




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PROGRAM LENGTH

Upon completing Basic Recruit Training, P2P trainees (P2PTs) will be assigned to the FTO
program for one year. The Field Training Program is divided into three parts: Part 1 - Phase 1 –
4 (80 DOR days), Part 2 – two-officer unit, and Part 3 – solo patrol unit. The program will
provide 640 hours (16 weeks) of individual, supervised training. Upon completing the 80th DOR
(up to DOR 100 if extended), the trainee will be evaluated monthly by the field supervisor for the
remainder of his/her probation.

TRAINEE DEVELOPMENT

Part 1:     Phase 1
            The first ten days of this phase will be called the “acclimation period.” During this
            time, the P2PT's field training will be documented daily, but the performance ratings
            on front of the DOR will not be scored. The mandatory blocks on the back of the
            DOR are to be filled out, even on acclimation days. Acclimation days are given a
            DOR number. During these "acclimation" periods, the P2PT is expected to learn
            basic skills and to adjust to the FTO, the station, shift, etc. The primary purpose of
            this acclimation period is to allow for smooth transition from the Training Academy
            to the field-training program. Normal grading of DORs will begin on DOR 11 and
            continue until the end of the phase. An End of Phase Report will be submitted after
            the completion of this phase of training.

            Phase 2
            At the station “changeover”, the P2PT will move into the second phase of field
            training. The first day of this phase will be used as an “acclimation” day, regardless
            of the number of days that the trainee has worked. This Daily Observation report will
            be numbered, but not scored. The mandatory blocks on the back are to be completed.
            During the trainee’s time in this phase, he/she will become more familiar with the
            station boundaries, wards, and personnel. Also, the trainee should begin to drive more
            frequently to help improve his/her orientation skills. An End of Phase Report will be
            submitted after the completion of this phase of training.

            Phase 3
            At the next station “changeover”, the trainee will rotate to the third phase of the FTO
            Program. The first day of this phase will be used as an “acclimation” day, and will be
            numbered, but not scored. The mandatory blocks on the back are to be completed.
            During this phase, the trainee will learn to become more independent. He/she will
            begin to drive the majority of the time and should know the station wards and
            boundaries. If formal remedial training is needed, it should be scheduled during this
            phase. An End of Phase Report will be submitted after the end of this phase of
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            Phase 4
            This is perhaps the most important phase of training. The first day will be an
            “acclimation” day. It will be numbered, but not scored. The trainee will continue
            his/her daily observation reports until reaching Day 70. At this point, the trainee will
            enter the final evaluation period. The last ten days are critical for the successful
            completion of the FTO Program. During this time (Days 71 -80), the trainee is to
            drive the squad car the entire shift, handle all calls for service, write all
            paperwork, and handle all radio transmissions. The FTO will be with the trainee if
            he/she should need assistance, but is not to act as the lead officer unless necessary.
            An End of Phase Report will be submitted after completion of this phase of training.
            On the back of this report, the Field Training Officer will make a recommendation in
            regards to the trainee’s readiness to complete part 1 of the FTO program.

            General Information on Phase 1 - 4
               P2PTs will be rotated to different shifts within the assigned station to facilitate
                their training.

                 The P2PTs will be assigned the same regular days off (RDOs) as their FTOs
                  during each phase.

                 P2PTs will usually be transferred every 4 weeks in conjunction with Uniform
                  Patrol changeovers.

                 For the final phase of the program, P2PTs will be reassigned to their original or
                  "Primary" Field Training Officer.

                 The respective Uniform Patrol Deputy Chief may reassign P2PTs at any time
                  when reassignment is in the P2PT's best interest.

                 Prior to a P2PT's transfer, FTOs should ensure that P2PTs know when and
                  where to report for the next duty assignment.

                 Regardless of the number of days a P2PT has in the program, Phases 2 - 4 begin
                  when P2PTs are transferred.

Part 2:     Two-Officer Unit
            After successful completion of part 1 of the FTO Program, the trainee can ride with
            any available non-probationary officer in a two-officer unit for at least eight weeks.
            During this component of training the trainee will be evaluated monthly by the field
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Part 3:     One-Officer Unit (Solo Unit)
            After successful completion of part 2 of the FTO Program and at the Station
            Commander’s discretion, the trainee may then be available to operate as a one-man
            unit for the remainder of his/her probation. The trainee must complete a minimum of
            sixteen weeks during this part of training. During this component of training the
            trainee will be evaluated monthly by the field supervisor.

THE FTO UNIT

The FTO and the P2PT are considered a one-officer unit during the first 20 days of training.
Unless performance deficiencies dictate otherwise, after the first 20 days, they will be considered
a two-officer unit.

FTOs should remain with their P2PTs whenever possible. If the situation allows, FTOs should
accompany P2PTs when they chase suspects on foot, cruise, check for suspects, approach
vehicles, etc. There are several reasons why this concept is important to the Field Training
Program. Two of the most obvious reasons are for officer safety and because FTOs cannot
evaluate what they do not observe.

The trainee should not necessarily be the FTO’s shadow and vice-versa. Communication is key
in how the unit will function on a daily basis. Depending on the trainee’s abilities and level of
understanding the FTO may opt to extend certain responsibilities to the trainee. For example, if
it has been made clear to the trainee he/she is to check the opposite side of a house or building on
an alarm call, the trainee is expected to do so. The same goes for foot pursuits. If the FTO
determines the trainee has the ability to handle the radio along with his/her composure while the
FTO attempts to gain tactical advantage with the patrol car, then this practice is also acceptable.

The important thing to remember is that the FTO is ultimately responsible for the training of the
P2PT. Every effort should be made to assure the trainee has received adequate training before
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FTO / TRAINEE RELATIONSHIP

The relationship between the FTO and the new officer is a student/teacher and
supervisor/subordinate relationship. As part of this relationship, the following is expected:

     The hallmark of this relationship will be one of mutual respect. Trainees will be treated
      with respect and they will respect the FTO and follow his/her directions. Trainees will not
      be harassed, intentionally embarrassed or treated in a demeaning manner. Name-calling or
      use of derogatory terms by the FTO is not acceptable. Remember--praise in public, correct
      in private.

     While a trainee is going through part one (Phase 1 - 4) of the Field Training Program, the
      FTO will limit his/her association with or socializing with the trainee while off duty. FTOs
      should try to develop a mentor relationship with the trainee during part one of the Field
      Training Program.

     FTO personnel will not make discriminatory or sexist remarks per departmental policies
      and procedures.

     FTO personnel will not make sexual remarks or advances towards any trainees.

     FTO personnel will not live with or enter into any financial arrangements with trainees in
      the program.

     FTO personnel will not accept gifts and will not give gifts to the trainees in the program.

     FTO personnel will not date, or attempt to date trainees while in the FTO Program. If an
      FTO or Station Training Coordinator is related to a trainee or if he/she had a special
      relationship with the trainee that began before the new officer was in the program, the Field
      Training Coordinator must be advised of this. Consideration can then be given to placing
      the trainee with another FTO or Station Training Coordinator other than the person of the
      special relationship. This requirement is to eliminate allegations of possible bias by the
      FTO or Station Training Coordinator regarding the trainee. The intent is to maintain the
      maximum effectiveness of the FTOs and Station Training Coordinator’s ability to do the
      job.




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OPERATIONAL NECESSITIES

In order to properly train, appraise, and document performance, etc., it will be necessary to
provide FTOs with an adequate amount of time daily to perform the FTO duties. On some
occasions, an FTO may be required to get on "special" at the station at the end of the shift to
complete their daily documentation and review the P2PT's performance for the day with the
P2PT. FTOs will get a supervisor's approval prior to getting on "special" at the station to
perform their counseling/evaluation duties. It may also be necessary at times for the FTO to get
on "special" to conduct practicum-training exercises (scenarios). In all cases, to ensure
adequate staffing, FTOs will contact a supervisor before getting on "special" to perform
FTO duties.

The FTO unit may find it necessary to "pull over" or place themselves on calls within the station
in order to expose the P2PTs to as many types of events as possible. This is essential because
before completing the FTO program, it must be documented that the P2PT has handled or can
handle many types of calls for service received by the MPD. The FTO will request permission
from a supervisor before placing the unit on a call.

To ensure adequate training it is necessary to define a training day. A training day is a day that
consists of eight hours, assigned to a ward car and available to answer calls while performing the
normal duties of a uniform patrol officer. There will be a few exceptions to this rule.

        1.      On duty court appearances will be included in the “eight hour” workday.

        2.      Fixed post details that are short in duration will be included in the “eight hour”
                workday. This may be determined at the discretion of the FTO, with an
                explanation on the DOR.

        3.      A work related injury that occurs during the tour of duty that results in a
                shortened workday would not necessarily cancel out a training day. This may be
                determined at the discretion of the FTO, with an explanation on the DOR.




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SUBSTITUTE FTOs

If an FTO is absent for any reason (sick, vacation, etc.), every effort should be made to assign the
P2PT to an available FTO. If practical, P2PTs should be assigned to FTOs within the station,
even if P2PTs' shifts must be changed. If this is not possible (e.g., it will require the P2PT to
work a double shift), then arrangements should be made to locate an available FTO at another
station within the same District. The P2PT can then be detailed to another station until the
assigned FTO returns to work.

Only one P2PT is to be assigned to an FTO unit, doubling-up more than one P2PT with a single
FTO is not allowed.

UNAVAILABILITY OF FTO

If a P2PT can't be assigned to another FTO, then the P2PT may be assigned to work with any
officer on the shift (excluding other probationary officers). In such instances, days spent without
an FTO will not count toward the P2PT's required minimum 80 days of training. The NON-FTO
will not fill out any FTO paperwork, but the trainee is required to enter this day as an NON-FTO
day in the FTO log, giving the name of the officer and having a supervisor’s initials this day
verifying the information as a non-training day.

THE EVALUATION PROCESS / FTO FORMS
D.O.R. – DAILY OBSERVATION REPORT

Within the evaluation process, no aspect is as critical as the Daily Observation Report (DOR). It
is completed by the Field Training Officer at the end of each shift and provides the essential
information to ensure administrative control over the relative progress of each trainee.

     If a P2PT is off work for any reason other than his/her RDOs, a DOR is not to be
      completed. The type of day taken, i.e. vacation, bonus, military, sick, NON-FTO, etc., will
      be noted on the trainee’s FTO log. This entry will be followed by a supervisor’s signature
      to verify the type of day taken.

     If a P2PT is absent from work for any reason, all missed days must be made up before
      entering the final evaluation phase (DORs 71-80). This ensures consistency in the length
      of training for all employees. DORs are to be numbered in sequence beginning with #1
      and continuing to #80 (up to #100 if a training extension is necessary).




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     Observations made by the Field Training Officer are entered on the form on a seven-point
      rating continuum, from “Not Acceptable” by Field Training Standards (1), to “Superior”
      by Field Training Officer’s Standards (7). The midpoint on the scale being the
      “Acceptable Minimum” Level (4).” Specific narrative comments are required for all
      ratings of 1, 2, 6, and 7.

     Since the need for formal remedial training should be identified by DOR #60; any category
      that is given a rating of 3 after DOR #60 will require a specific narrative comment.

     Evaluation ratings of 1-7 are determined by consulting the Standardized Evaluation
      Guidelines (SEGs), the behavioral anchors for the evaluation process. The scores will be
      determined by taking into consideration the trainee’s performance for the eight-hour shift.
      The FTO will then “strike a balance” or average the trainee’s performance. The Officer
      Safety category will not be averaged. If the trainee makes an officer safety mistake, as
      noted in the SEGs, the score will then be unacceptable for the day. The unacceptable score
      (1, 2, or 3) will be determined by the severity of the action. Standards for acceptable and
      non-acceptable performance are defined in greater detail in the “Standardized Evaluation
      Guidelines” (SEGS) section of this manual.

     Remember: Ratings of 6 and 7 indicate perfect or near perfect performance, and many
      veteran officers might not merit a 6 or 7 in many categories.

     Categories marked “not observed” must be documented with the reason why the category
      was not observed. (Ex. If the FTO writes “N/O” for Category #11 Driving Skill, the back
      of the DOR should indicate that the trainee did not drive.

     The daily observation report form includes twenty-four (24) measurable behaviors, which
      are subdivided into nine distinct areas: (1) Job Knowledge, (2) Judgment, (3) Work
      Attitude, (4) Reliability, (5) Compatibility, (6) Communication, (7) Receptiveness, (8)
      Appearance, and (9) Use of Equipment. The specific behaviors listed are the results of an
      analysis of other field training officer programs and their design. Each of those behaviors
      will be defined in this manual.

     Common Performance Evaluation Errors
      The evaluation process is a tool and, like any tool, if it is used in a way other than how it
      was designed, it will not be effective. There are a number of common performance
      evaluation errors, which, if present, may destroy the goals of the program and the morale
      of its participants. Listed are a couple of common evaluation errors:

                Central Tendency – is when the rater routinely “bunches” scores towards the
                center of the rating scale. This is commonly seen when the rater gives the same
                score in every category.


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                Phase Grading – is when the rater issues score according to what they believe a
                trainee performance should be according to the phase. An example would be
                when an FTO scores a trainee with scores of three and below in every category
                for the first phase.

                *These common evaluation errors indicate that the FTO is not utilizing the SEGs.
                There are categories that will be scored high early in the program (appearance,
                compatibility, and receptiveness) and other categories that will be scored lower
                (written communication, radio communication and orientation).

                *Remember: The only measure that an FTO should use when evaluating the
                behavior and performance of a trainee is the Standardized Evaluation Guidelines.
                All FTOs must use the SEGs to ensure consistency between training officers.

     Finally, all observation reports are to be signed by both the Field Training Officer and the
      trainee at the end of each shift. This ensures that the trainee is aware of how he/she was
      rated for that day. If the trainee does not agree with the FTOs rating, they should use the
      chain of command to resolve the issue.

E.O.P. - END-OF PHASE EVALUATION

On the last day of each phase, FTOs will complete a DOR and an End-of-Phase report. In the
End-of-Phase report, the FTO will make a recommendation concerning the P2PT's advancement
to the next phase, remedial training, etc. If the assigned FTO will not be working on the last day
of the phase, the assigned FTO is still responsible for ensuring that the End-of-Phase report is
completed.

MONTHLY EVALUATIONS

After the trainee has successfully completed Part 1 of the FTO program, the field supervisor will
complete a Monthly Evaluation Report that will contain the overall performance of the trainee
for each month until he/she completes probation.

ACCELERATED END-OF PROBATION EVALUATION

After the trainee has successfully completed Part 1 of the Accelerated FTO program, the trainee
starts Part 2, the one-officer unit (solo-unit). At the end of the one-year probationary period the
supervisors will complete an End-of Probation evaluation which will be provided by the FTO
coordinators.




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FTO REPORT ROUTING

Original DORs, End-of-Phase Reports (EOPs), Monthly Evaluations, and End-of-Probation
Evaluations will be submitted to the commanding officer of the Training Academy. A copy of
each DOR, EOP and , End-of-Probation Evaluations will be submitted to the respective Uniform
Patrol Deputy Chief, and a copy will be retained by the P2PT to become a part of the Trainee’s
Manual.

The Trainee’s Manual consists of the FTO Log, FTO Training Checklist, and Tracking sheets
that provide a record of accomplishments, such as topics that have been covered in conversation
with the FTO, and documentation of the trainee’s work. At the conclusion of Part 1 of the FTO
program, the completed Trainee Manual will be submitted to the Field Training Coordinator and
will become a part of the P2PT's permanent training record.

REMEDIAL TRAINING

The training officer's goal is to produce a well-trained police officer. At the beginning of field
training, P2PTs learn primarily by observing FTOs perform police duties. Gradually, the P2PT
begins to learn by actually performing police tasks. Then, during final evaluation, the FTO
becomes the observer (evaluator) and the P2PT performs as much as possible without assistance.

The Field Training Program is designed to bring officers with performance deficiencies up to
standards via remedial training. Remedial training is any correction, review, or retraining of
information or a procedure previously taught by a Field Training Officer. For remedial training
to occur, it must have been previously taught by an FTO. Otherwise, it is a continuation of
training. All remedial training must be documented by logging the time spent conducting the
training (in minutes) in the space provided on the front of the Daily Observation Report. The
FTO should also document the extent of the training in narrative form on the back of the DOR.

Upon the completion of the 14th week or DOR 70, P2PTs' performance ratings must be
consistently acceptable (ratings of "4" or higher) in all areas before the P2PT will be allowed to
progress to the final evaluation phase (DORs 71-80, without extension). P2PTs who
successfully complete Phase 4 will be certified as being capable of working as a P2P, eventually
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Formal remedial training can be arranged for serious/continual performance deficiencies that
have not been corrected by the remedial training of the FTO in the field. The FTO should submit
a memo to the Academy FTO Coordinator via the chain of command requesting formal remedial
training for a deficient trainee. The need for formal remedial training should be identified and
requested by the FTO between DOR 60 and 70 (prior to the trainee reaching the final evaluation
phase). It will be the responsibility of the FTO Coordinator to develop and schedule formal
remedial training after receiving approval from the FTO Supervisor. Formal remedial training
will be based on the information provided by the FTO on the trainee’s Daily Observation
Reports and in the memo requesting formal remedial training. This training will be considered
the trainee’s regular tour of duty, however, it will not count as a “training day” as defined by this
manual.

If a P2PT's performance is not consistently at an acceptable level in all areas at the end of the
fourteenth week (DOR 70), the P2PT may be granted an extension to improve performance in all
areas to an acceptable level on a consistent basis. Extensions will be granted only if the Training
Academy commanding officer determines the deficiency to be remediable. The minimum length
of an extension will be five (5) workdays.

The maximum training extension for a P2PT is twenty (20) workdays. For example, if a P2PT
progresses to the final phase after 14 weeks in the program, then exhibits less than acceptable
performance, the maximum length of extended training will be twenty (20) days. Thus, the
minimum length of the FTO program for any officer will be 80 days; the maximum length will
be 100 days, including the two-week final evaluation period. (Days 91 – 100 would be the final
evaluation period if granted a 20-day extension.)

If remedial training and/or a training extension are successful, the FTO should contact the FTO
Coordinator at the Training Academy and complete an End of Phase Evaluation form
recommending the trainee for a two-man car status. If remedial training and/or a training
extension are unsuccessful and the P2PT does not successfully complete the FTO program, the
FTO will submit documentation via the chain-of-command to the Station Commander. The
Station Commander will then submit the documentation to the respective Deputy Chief and the
Training Commander. The Training Commander will then determine whether the trainee will
return to the Training Academy for a Final Assessment or to begin dismissal procedures.




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TRAINEE DISMISSAL

One of the primary purposes of the Field Training Program is the measurement of the
performance of probationary officers to assist in the determination of their success as patrol
officers and to aid in the decision regarding their employment status.

If during the probationary year, a trainee fails to meet departmental standards, the Field Training
Coordinator shall submit a recommendation to the Training Supervisor regarding the trainee’s
employment status. This recommendation shall be based upon documented incidents and/or
performance. The recommendation along with the support documentation will be forwarded to
the Training Commander for disposition.

A trainee may be discharged for:

a.      Incompetence / Lack of Motivation

        1)    Failure to demonstrate skills and qualities needed to effectively complete police
              tasks
        2)    Failure to perform at or above minimum program standards in one or more of the
              performance criteria categories

b.      Manifest Safety Hazard

        1) A single act or incident of behavior which displays such a degree of ineptness as to
           seriously endanger property, life, or safety
        2) A series of acts displaying a lack of proper judgment and/or safety consciousness
           which, when considered collectively, clearly demonstrates a pattern of persistent
           unacceptable behavior and, therefore, represents a potential threat to property, life, or
           safety
        3) A failure to display the appropriate action(s) or behavior required by a situation or
           event(s), resulting from either neglect or disobedience, which seriously endangers
           property, life, or safety

If, during the field-training program, it is concluded that a trainee should be recommended for
dismissal, it then becomes necessary that all relevant documentation on an eventual decision be
gathered.

The recommendation to the Director and/or Deputy Director to dismiss a trainee should be made
only after all submitted reports are reviewed by the Training Commander. The trainee should be
removed from a field assignment and placed on desk duty on non-enforcement status pending the
decision, unless deemed otherwise by the Director, Deputy Director or Training Commander.




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TRAINEES PROBATIONARY PERIOD

The twelve-month probationary period will begin on the date of commissioning. P2PTs will
graduate and will be commissioned prior to entering the FTO program. P2PTs will spend
approximately four months of their probationary period in Part 1 of the FTO program. If the
P2PT is successful in passing Part 1, the P2PTs will continue to work as a two-officer unit for
approximately eight weeks (two changeover periods). During this assignment, the P2PT may
ride with any available non-probationary officer. Trainees will be evaluated monthly by a
supervisor. The monthly evaluations will begin on the first day of the month and end on the last
day of the month. After working two additional changeover periods, P2PTs may be assigned to a
one-officer unit at the discretion of their station commander. As a one-officer unit, P2PTs will
continue to be evaluated monthly by a shift supervisor for the remainder of the probationary
period.

PROBATION EXTENSION

Probationary Officers must successfully complete each of the following components of the
training program to complete probation:

1.      During Phases 1 through 4 of the F.T.O. Program, trainees will be evaluated daily by
        Field Training Officers.

2.      Trainees will work as a two-officer unit for at least eight weeks. During this component
        probationary trainees will be evaluated monthly by supervisors. The trainees will only
        progress to a one-officer unit with the approval of station commanders.

3.      Trainees will work as a one-officer unit for a minimum of sixteen weeks, showing
        competence in all areas. During this component trainees will continue to be evaluated by
        supervisors until the end of probation.

At the end of the probationary period officers must have successfully completed all components
of the training program. If any officer has not successfully completed the three components of
the training program then, with the approval of the Director and/or Deputy Director, the officer’s
probation will be extended the necessary time to complete the program.

A trainee that is under current departmental investigation but has fulfilled all other probation
requirements may have their probation extended at the discretion of the Director and/or Deputy
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COMPENSATION ISSUES

While on probation, trainees will be compensated at the probationary police officer pay grade.
Because they will be assigned to different shifts during the FTO program, P2PTs will receive
"C" shift differential pay for the duration of part 1 of the FTO program (Phases 1-4), regardless
of their shift assignment.

FTOs will receive the 5% supplement pay continuously upon successfully completing FTO
training and being placed on the active FTO list. Some officers who complete training will be
placed on the FTO in-active roaster until an opening occurs at their work site. FTOs who are
also CIT officers will receive CIT supplement pay in addition to the full FTO 5% supplement.

COURT

P2PTs will not be issued court dates until they complete the FTO program and are regularly
assigned to a station and shift. P2PTs who did not serve as PSTs prior to entering recruit training
will be allowed to make one traffic court appearance, unless subpoenaed, with an FTO as a part
of their training. Former PSTs will be allowed to make traffic court appearances only when
subpoenaed or for court dates set as PSTs.

When an FTO and a P2PT write a traffic "long" ticket, the FTO’s name is to be circled on the
ticket and the ticket is to be set on the FTO’s court date. FTOs are responsible for making court
appearances set on their court dates, including those set by P2PTs. Unless subpoenaed, P2PTs
will not be compensated for court appearances on tickets written with FTOs.

For training purposes, P2PTs are allowed to make one "training" court appearance with an FTO
in each of the courts other than Traffic (Civil, Juvenile, General Sessions, Criminal, etc.). Most
or all of these "training appearances" should be made, if possible, while the P2PT is assigned to a
"B" shift FTO and on-duty. "B" shift FTOs should attempt to expose their P2PTs to as many of
the courts and procedures as possible. This can be accomplished at times without actually
making a court appearance (i.e., when transporting to the CJC).

For any "off-duty", overtime appearances by P2PTs, it will be the responsibility of the FTO to
contact the Court Coordinator for approval prior to the P2PT making the court appearance.
Since former PSTs have made court appearances in some of these courts, by contacting the Court
Coordinator, the FTO can determine the courts in which former PSTs are eligible to make
compensated training appearances. Former PSTs will not receive compensation for training
appearances in courts made as PSTs.




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QUALIFICATIONS FOR FIELD TRAINING OFFICER

Any successful program is dependant upon the people who will be administering it and
without their full cooperation the program is doomed to failure. In determining the
qualifications for a Field Training Officer, it is important that they are properly motivated,
trained and have a desire to instruct. Therefore, the following qualifications are needed for
acceptance in the Memphis Police Department’s Field Training Program.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Field Training Officer motivates, trains and evaluates new officers on a one-to-one basis in a
patrol setting. They must set an example for the new officer and make every effort to provide a
positive learning environment free of unnecessary stress. An FTO is responsible for the
development of competent patrol officers.

ENTRY CRITERIA FOR FTO

        New FTOs will be selected based on the following entry criteria:

        1.    Must have completed three (3) years of service as a commissioned Memphis Police
              Officer.
        2.    Currently assigned to Uniform Patrol Division, selected training precincts, in an
              enforcement status where he/she will handle patrol duties during the entire eight-
              hour shift.
        3.    Must have medium range performance evaluations for each of the past two years.
        4.    Must have an acceptable disciplinary record as determined by a committee (see
              page 20). An officer’s disciplinary resume for the three year period preceding the
              date of application to FTO will be considered. Any sustained Internal Affairs
              complaint twelve months prior to appointment to the FTO Program will result in
              automatic disqualification from the selection process.
        5.    Must submit to and pass a mandatory drug screening.
        6.    Must successfully complete an oral interview process. The board will consist of
              five members, including three FTOs, the Training Academy FTO Coordinator and
              the Training Academy FTO Supervisor. FTOs will not be involved in the selection
              of officers from their own shift.
        7.    Positive written recommendation from immediate supervisor supporting applicant’s
              abilities as a knowledgeable and capable police officer.
        8.    A positive review of applicant's personnel, disciplinary and absentee records.
        9.    Willing to make a one-year commitment to the FTO Program.
        10.   Must satisfactorily complete all examinations and classroom training.
        11.   Has met all requirements of the application process, i.e. timely completion of
              application, supporting material, time in service, etc.



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FTO SELECTION PROCESS

This section has been designed to provide guidelines and consistency to the FTO selection
process. The selection process is divided into eight parts. The purpose of this process is to
measure the candidate's qualifications, motivations, and abilities that may impact their potential
of functioning effectively as a Field Training Officer. This selection process consists of:

   PART I: Accurately completed and turned in application on time. The application will be
    reviewed to determine if the applicant met program guidelines. Please refer to the appendix
    for an example of the FTO Application.

   PART II: Applicant must receive a positive recommendation from their immediate
    supervisor. Please refer to the appendix for an example of the Immediate Supervisor
    Recommendation form.

   PART III: Applicant must have three years of commissioned time as a Memphis Police
    Officer and assigned to uniform patrol where he/she will handle patrol duties during the
    entire eight-hour shift.

   PART IV: Applicant must submit to and pass a mandatory drug screening.

   PART V: Applicant must have an acceptable disciplinary record, which includes the officer’s
    absentee record.

   PART VI: Applicants must have a medium range performance (50 or higher) for each of the
    last two years.

   PART VII: Oral interview consisting of questions to measure the candidate's motivation, job
    knowledge, experience and willingness to accept the assignment.

   PART VIII: Applicants cannot miss more than four hours of the FTO Instructors Course and
    must receive a passing score for FTO Instructors Course Final Examination. Passing score
    will be 75.


Any failed part shall remove the applicant from selection as an FTO.




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FTO STAFFING

Effective June 18, 1998, the departmental base complement was set at a minimum of 120 FTOs
unless a "hiring freeze" is put into effect. If a hiring freeze is implemented, the FTO base
complement will continue to receive the supplement and train probationary officers until the
most recently hired class completes its scheduled probation. The complement may be increased
temporarily for large classes, and then returned to 120 for smaller classes. In the event the
complement is increased, and then reduced, seniority in the FTO program will determine which
FTOs remain active and which FTOs will be placed in an inactive status. "Inactive" status is
discussed more fully in the "CRITERIA FOR FTO TRANSFER/INACTIVE
STATUS/REMOVAL” section.

Per the Deputy Director, effective September 1, 2006, the FTO complement was increased to
124 to add the South Main Station as a training station with restrictions.

The Director or Deputy Director of Police Services determines, selects or can change the training
stations, training work sites, training shifts and the FTO allocation to these specified areas.
Changes will be announced in a Training Bulletin. If a change in training sites affects an FTO’s
status, he/she will be given three months to bid to an open FTO slot. If the FTO fails to secure a
bid or decides to remain at the workstation he/she will be made inactive after the three-month
grace period.

The following table clarifies the Training Stations and FTO slots.

                                    Station/Shift FTO Allocation
         Training Stations              A            B         C           D           TOTAL
 Appling Farms                           2          2          2           2              8
 Raines                                  3          6          4           4             17
 Mt. Moriah                              3          6          4           4             17
 Airways                                 3          4          4           4             15
 Union                                   3          6          4           4             17
 Tillman                                 3          5          4           4             16
 Old Allen                               3          6          4           4             17
 Ridgeway                                3          4          3           3             13
                                        A1         A2          B           C
 South Main (627 ward only)              1          1          1           1              4
 Total                                  24          40         30         30             124




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CRITERIA FOR FTO TRANSFER / INACTIVE STATUS / REMOVAL / SUSPENSION

The Field Training Officer is a position within the Uniform Patrol Division. An Officer's
assignment to the FTO Program is for the duration of the period designated unless otherwise
transferred for the reasons outlined below:

        1.      Officer's request and subsequent approval for transfer out of the program or
                placement on the inactive list. Written documentation is required for this request.

        2.      FTOs who bid to shifts where there are unfilled FTO positions will automatically
                fill such vacancies. FTOs who bid to shifts where there are no FTO vacancies
                may be placed in an “inactive” status until positions become available for FTOs
                on the shift. Placement into vacant FTO positions will be determined first by
                length of service on the shift, then by seniority.

        3.      Failure to comply with FTO responsibilities for training will result in FTO
                removal.

        4.      Officer's removal from the program initiated by the chain of command.

        5.      Substandard performance as a patrol officer or FTO.

        6.      Extended absence from work due to illness or injury resulting in inability to
                perform FTO duties (officer will be place on the inactive list under this guideline
                and will be the first officer added to the program after his/her return to duty).

        7.      Availability due to other responsibilities, i.e., payroll officer, equipment officer,
                military leave, sickness, etc. (the FTO will be place on the inactive list).

        8.      Lack of new officers to train for last three months (officers placed on the inactive
                list under this guideline will be the first officer added to the program).

        9.      Any FTO in an “inactive” status will not receive the 5% supplement. FTOs who
                have a break in training (inactive status) for more than one year will attend
                refresher training before being reactivated.

        10.     Administrative discretion of the Director of Police, Deputy Chief, Precinct
                Training Coordinator, FTO Academy Coordinator, or FTO Administrator.

        11.     Management Referral Follow-Up Program for substance abuse.




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DISCIPLINARY RECORD/FTO SUSPENSION

Disciplinary records for all FTO applicants will be reviewed as entry criteria for the Field
Training Program. The candidate’s personnel file, Internal Affairs files, and Precinct files will
all be considered during this process. In determining an acceptable disciplinary record, the FTO
candidate’s disciplinary resume will be constructed by the Early Intervention Program (EAP)
administrator. Once the resumes are completed, a committee consisting of the Deputy Director,
each Uniform Patrol District Chief, the Training Academy Commander, the FTO Supervisor, the
FTO Program Coordinator(s), and the EAP administrator, will meet and review them each
individually. The candidate’s discipline history will be scrutinized on a case-by-case basis and
the circumstances of each case will be taken into consideration. Although no one incident should
permanently disqualify an officer as a FTO candidate, some offenses will be considered more
seriously than others. The following sets of circumstances should warrant careful review in
determining whether an officer’s record is acceptable or not:

     Sustained charges involving DR104 – Personal Conduct, DR108 - Truthfulness, DR115
      Punctuality, DR120 – Neglect of Duty, DR121 – Narcotics, DR132 – Insubordination,
      DR134 Intimidation, DR135 Harassment, DR301 – Excessive Force, DR601 –
      Completing Official Reports, DR1105 – A.W.O.L., and DR1106 – Sick Abuse Policy
     Any sustained Internal Affairs complaint twelve months prior to appointment to the FTO
      Program
     Absentee records for the three years preceding the candidate’s application date
     Driving records for the three years preceding the candidate’s application date
           All accidents will be reviewed and consideration should be made to
             chargeability, seriousness, and frequency
     Any excessive un-sustained charges, IAB complaints, and/or Precinct complaints that
      would establish a pattern of misconduct

Appointment to the Field Training Program does not guarantee that an officer’s disciplinary
record is no longer a consideration of the officer’s privilege to train.
Active FTO’s who are charged with any violation of Departmental policy will have their
FTO status considered by the Hearing Officer as part of the officer’s punishment in a
hearing. If the Hearing Officer decides, as a result of the facts in a Statement of Charges,
that an FTO should be removed from the program, the FTO’s status will change from
“active” to “suspended.”
An officer who has his FTO status suspended may request to be reinstated after a twelve-month
period has transpired. Requests should be made to the FTO Coordinator’s office in the form of a
memo. Requests will be reviewed using the FTO Program entry guidelines.

FTOs that are removed from or made inactive in the program for any other reasons will have
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P2PT EVALUATION OF FTOs

FTOs will be evaluated by P2PTs they have trained. The evaluation of FTOs by trainees will be
completed after the P2PTs are authorized to perform as a solo unit. These evaluations will be
treated as confidential. If necessary, these evaluations may be used to determine the suitability
of FTOs to remain in the program.

FTO TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

When it is deemed necessary by the FTO supervisor, the FTO coordinators at the Training
Academy will conduct In-Service and/or additional training. When this training is scheduled, the
FTO must attend to maintain active status. Any FTO who fails to attend will be placed on the
inactive list or removed from the program.

VIOLATIONS OF FIELD TRAINING POLICY

The Field Training Officer Manual is a guideline for the operation of the FTO program.
Violation of Field Training policy and rules could result in disciplinary action and/or removal
from the FTO Program.


     Supervisors are instructed to document any violations and forward their recommendations
      through the chain of command, including the Commander of Training.

     At all disciplinary hearings, the question of FTO or trainees suitability to remain in the
      program should be addressed and documented. The station commander will submit
      documentation to the respective Deputy Chief and the Commander of Training.

     FTO Supervisor and Station Training Coordinators may remove an FTO from the program
      to insure the highest standards of performance and conduct. Documentation is required.




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ACCELERATED FIELD TRAINING OFFICER PROGRAM

As with any structured program there has to be flexibility within the FTO program. Therefore,
trainees with prior police training and experience can and should progress at a faster pace. These
experienced trainees are expected to progress in this program at a rate equal to their level of
knowledge, skill, and experience. Should a trainee who possesses prior police training fail to
respond to training, he/she will be transitioned from the accelerated program into the standard
basic recruit FTO training program. The P2PT will be exposed to various FTOs during this
accelerated training program while performing related police duties. The Accelerated program is
approved for the Lateral and Fast Track recruit.

PROGRAM LENGTH

Trainees will be assigned to the FTO program for one year.


TRAINEE DEVELOPMENT

Part 1:     Phase 1
            Daily Observation Reports (DORs) are submitted for 20 days. An End of Phase
            Report will be submitted after the completion of this phase of training.

            Phase 2 - 4
            These phases begin at station “changeovers”. Trainees will be monitored daily by
            FTOs but DORs are not to be completed. A memo will be written if the FTO needs
            to document a trainee’s performance. An End of Phase report will be submitted at the
            conclusion of each phase.

Part 2:     One-Officer Unit (Solo Unit)
            After successful completion of part 1 of the FTO Program and at the Station
            Commander’s discretion, the trainee may then be available to operate as a one-man
            unit for the remainder of his/her probation. The trainee must complete a minimum of
            six months during this part of training. At the end of the one year probationary period
            the supervisors will complete an end of probation evaluation form provided by the
            FTO Coordinators.

In the event the trainee displays performance deficiency during his/her probationary period, the
FTO or supervisor should bring it to the attention of the FTO staff by submitting a memo.




                      REMEMBER TO BE A POSITIVE ROLE MODEL

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STANDARDIZED EVALUATION GUIDELINES

The following "1" through "7" scale value definitions are to be used when rating a trainee's
behavior in each of the performance categories. It is through the use of these guidelines that
program standardization and rating consistency is achieved. To ensure validity for
evaluating Memphis Police trainees, these "SEGs" are based on a job task analysis completed in
1985 by Jack A. Parrish, Ph.D., and Parrish Consultants, Inc., for the City of Memphis and the
Memphis Police Department. The methodology and results of this study, etc., are documented in
Job Analysis Study: Memphis Police Department and Content Validation of Performance
Appraisal Systems for the Memphis Police Department, (1985). Portions of these guidelines
were adapted from the San Jose, CA, Police Department's Field Training Officer Program
"Standardized Evaluation Guidelines" (1986).

The 7-Point Scale

Use this guide to apply the performance value for each skill category

1. Unacceptable Used when the trainee has been exposed to repeated instruction on the subject,
                but still continually fails to demonstrate knowledge of the subject or is unable
                to perform the task in a manner, which would demonstrate the knowledge.

2.                 Used when the trainee has been exposed to repeated instruction on the subject,
                   but often fails to complete the task or demonstrate the knowledge without
                   repeated correction or assistance.

3.                 Used when the trainee is responsive to the training, but sometimes fails to
                   complete the task or demonstrate the knowledge, and still requires recurrent
                   supervision or assistance.

4. Acceptable Used when the trainee routinely demonstrates the necessary knowledge and the
              ability to perform the task with an acceptable measure of efficiency.
              Supervision and assistance is required only periodically and no additional
              formal training is necessary for improvement to meet department standards.

5.                 Used when the trainee is consistently performing at a level which would be
                   expected of a fully trained and competent police officer. Requires assistance or
                   supervision only for unique or complex matters.

6.                 Used when the trainee is consistently performing at a level which would be
                   expected of a fully trained and competent police officer. Can apply problem-
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7. Superior        Used when the trainee’s demonstrated ability is continually far above and
                   beyond that which would be expected of a fully trained and competent police
                   officer. The officer routinely identifies problems and develops solutions for
                   same.

     Disregard your general impression of the person and concentrate on one factor at a
      time. When rating the trainee, call to mind instances that are typical of his work and
      way of responding. Do not rate high due to unusual circumstances that are non-
      typical. Be certain that it represents a fair opinion. DO NOT allow personal feelings
      to govern you rating.


JOB KNOWLEDGE- Use of knowledge of law, procedures, policies, and techniques related to
the patrol function, including the application of prior training.



1.    KNOWLEDGE OF CRIMINAL STATUTES - Evaluates the trainee's knowledge of
      criminal statutes and the ability to apply this knowledge in field situations.

                                      - Reflected by Testing -

(1)   Unacceptable - When tested, verbally or written, answers with 20% or less accuracy.
(4)   Acceptable - When tested, verbally or written, answers with 70% accuracy.
(7)   Superior - When tested, verbally or written, answers with 100% accuracy.

                                 - Reflected in Field Performance -

(1)   Unacceptable - Does not demonstrate knowledge of the elements of basic sections of the
      codes. Does not recognize criminal offenses when encountered or makes mistakes relative
      to whether or not crimes have been committed and, if so, which crimes.

(4)   Acceptable- Recognizes commonly encountered criminal offenses and applies appropriate
      section of the code. Demonstrates knowledge of the difference between criminal and non-
      criminal activity.

(7)   Superior - Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of the criminal codes and applies that
      knowledge to normal and unusual criminal activity.




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2.    KNOWLEDGE OF TRAFFIC/CITY ORDINANCES - Evaluates the trainee's
      knowledge of traffic laws and local ordinances and his/her ability to apply this
      knowledge in field situations.

                                      - Reflected by Testing -

(1)   Unacceptable - When tested, verbally or written, answers with 20% or less accuracy.
(4)   Acceptable - When tested, verbally or written, answers with 70% accuracy.
(7)   Superior - When tested, verbally or written, answers with 100% accuracy.

                                 - Reflected in Field Performance -

(1)   Unacceptable - Does not demonstrate knowledge of even the most often used sections of
      the traffic laws and city codes. Confuses criminal with non-criminal offenses. Does not
      recognize criminal offenses when encountered or makes mistakes relative to whether or not
      ordinances have been violated and, if so, which ordinances. Incorrectly identifies traffic
      violations.

(4)   Acceptable - Recognizes commonly encountered criminal and non-criminal offenses.
      Applies appropriate section(s) of the code. Demonstrates knowledge of, and recognizes
      commonly used traffic laws and ordinances. Can locate lesser known sections in reference
      material.

(7)   Superior - Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of City ordinances and applies that
      knowledge to criminal and non-criminal activity. Displays outstanding knowledge of traffic
      codes, including lesser known sections. Quickly and effectively applies codes.


3.    KNOWLEDGE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Evaluates trainee's knowledge of
      criminal procedures, including laws of arrest and search/seizure, and the ability to
      apply these procedures in field situations.

                                      - Reflected by Testing -

(1) Unacceptable - When tested, verbally or written, answers with 20% or less accuracy.
(4) Acceptable - When tested, verbally or written, answers with 70% accuracy.
(7) Superior - When tested, verbally or written, answers with 100% accuracy.




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(KNOWLEDGE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CONTINUED)

                                 - Reflected in Field Performance -

(1)   Unacceptable - Violates procedural requirements. Attempts to conduct illegal searches,
      fails to search when appropriate, attempts to illegally seize evidence, and/or attempts to
      arrest without legal justification.

(4)   Acceptable - Complies with required procedure in commonly encountered situations.
      Conducts proper searches and legally seizes evidence. Arrests within legal guidelines.

(7)   Superior - Follows required procedure in all cases, accurately applying laws relative to
      searching, seizing evidence, and effecting arrests.


4.    KNOWLEDGE OF DEPARTMENT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES – Evaluates
      the trainee's knowledge of departmental procedures and the ability to apply this
      knowledge under field conditions.

                                      - Reflected by Testing -

(1)   Unacceptable - When tested, verbally or written, answers with 20% or less accuracy.
(4)   Acceptable - When tested, verbally or written, answers with 70% accuracy.
(7)   Superior - When tested, verbally or written, answers with 100% accuracy.

                                 - Reflected in Field Performance -

(1)   Unacceptable - Fails to display knowledge of Department policies/regulations/procedures
      or violates these procedures.

(4)   Acceptable - Demonstrates familiarity with most commonly applied Department policies/
      regulations/procedures and complies with these procedures.

(7)   Superior - Demonstrates an excellent working knowledge of Department policies/
      regulations/procedures, including lesser known and seldom used ones.




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5.    OFFICER SAFETY: GENERAL - Evaluates the trainee's ability to perform police
      tasks without injuring self or others, or exposing self or others to unnecessary
      danger/risk. This includes utilizing safety techniques when dealing with suspects,
      suspicious persons, and prisoners.

(1)   Unacceptable - Fails to follow accepted safety procedures or to exercise officer safety, i.e.

      1.    Exposes weapon to suspect (baton, handgun, etc.)
      2.    Fails to keep gun hand free during enforcement situations
      3.    Stands in front of the violator’s car door
      4.    Fails to control suspect's movement
      5.    Does not keep suspect/violator in sight
      6.    Fails to use illumination when needed, or uses it improperly
      7.    Fails to identify potentially dangerous situations
      8.    Stands too close to passing traffic
      9.    Is careless with guns and other weapons
      10.   Stands in front of door when knocking
      11.   Makes poor choice of which equipment to use and when to use it
      12.   Fails to cover other officers
      13.   Fails to assist other officers
      14.   Takes improper position during vehicle stops
      15.   Fails to search police vehicle when needed (prior to use, after transporting, etc.)
      16.   Fails to “pat down”, or does so incorrectly
      17.   Confronts people while seated in the patrol vehicle
      18.   Fails to handcuff when appropriate
      19.   Conducts poor searches, or fails to search
      20.   Fails to maintain a position of advantage to prevent attack or escape

(4)   Acceptable - Follows accepted safety procedures. Understands and applies them.

(7)   Superior - Always works safely. Foresees dangerous situations and prepares to eliminate
      or control them. Keeps partner informed and determines the best position for self and
      partner. Is not overconfident. Maintains position of advantage in even the most demanding
      situations. Is alert to changing situations and prevents opportunities for danger from
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6.    INVESTIGATIVE SKILL - Evaluates the trainee’s ability to conduct proper
      investigations by using proper questioning techniques. Measures trainee’s ability to
      vary techniques to fit the person being interviewed.

(1)   Unacceptable - Does not conduct a basic investigation or conducts investigation
      improperly. Unable to diagnose offense committed. Fails to discern readily available
      evidence. Makes frequent mistakes when identifying, collecting, or tagging evidence. Does
      not protect crime scene. Fails to use proper questioning techniques. Does not establish
      rapport with subjects. Does not elicit and/or record available information. Does not control
      the investigation.

(4)   Acceptable - Follows proper investigatory procedure in all but difficult/unusual cases. Is
      generally accurate in diagnosis of offense committed. Collects and tags evidence properly.
      Generally uses proper questioning techniques. Elicits and records available information.
      Establishes rapport with victims/witnesses. Controls the investigation.

(7)   Superior - Always follows proper investigatory procedure and is accurate in diagnosis of
      offense committed. Collects evidence properly, tags it correctly, and protects crime scene.
      Always uses proper questioning techniques. Establishes rapport with all victims/witnesses.
      Controls all investigations, even those of difficult suspects.


7.    INTERVIEW SKILL - Evaluates the trainee’s ability to use proper questioning
      techniques; to vary techniques to fit the person being interviewed, following proper
      procedures.

(1)   Unacceptable - Fails to use proper questioning techniques. Does not elicit and/or record
      available information. Does not establish rapport with subjects and/or does not control the
      interview.

(4)   Acceptable - Generally uses proper questioning techniques. Elicits and records most
      available information. Establishes rapport with most victims/witnesses. Controls the
      interview of most subjects.

(7)   Superior - Always uses proper questioning techniques. Establishes rapport with all victims
      and witnesses. Controls all interviews, even those of difficult subjects.




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JUDGMENT - Analytical assessment of the situation and taking necessary and appropriate
action after consideration of alternative approaches.



8.    CONFLICT CONTROL: PHYSICAL SKILL - Evaluates the trainee's ability to use
      proper level of force for the given situation.

(1)   Unacceptable - Uses too little or too much force for the given situation. Is physically
      unable to perform the task. Does not use proper restraints.

(4)   Acceptable - Obtains and maintains control through use of the proper amounts of
      techniques of force application.

(7)   Superior - Excellent knowledge and ability in the use of restraints. Selects the appropriate
      amount of force for the given situation. Handles even the most demanding physical
      situations without difficulty.


9.    CONFLICT CONTROL: VERBAL SKILL - Evaluates the trainee’s ability to gain
      and maintain control of situations through verbal commands and instructions.

(1)   Unacceptable - Speaks too softly or timidly. Speaks too loudly, confuses or angers
      listeners by what is said and/or how it is said. Fails to use voice commands when
      appropriate, or speaks when inappropriate.

(4)   Acceptable - Speaks with authority in a calm, clear voice. Makes proper selection of words
      and knows when and how to use them.

(7)   Superior - Completely controls situation with voice tone, word selection, inflection, and
      the bearing which accompanies what is said. Restores order in even the most trying
      situations through use of voice.




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10.   PROBLEM SOLVING/DECISION MAKING - Evaluates the trainee's performance
      in terms of ability to perceive, form valid conclusions, arrive at sound judgments, and
      make proper decisions, as demonstrated by the trainee's actions.

(1)   Unacceptable - Acts without thought or good reason. Is indecisive. Is unable to reason
      through a problem and come to a conclusion. Does not relate and apply previous
      solutions/actions to like situations.

(4)   Acceptable - Demonstrates the ability to reason through a problem and come to an
      acceptable conclusion in common situations. Makes reasonable decisions based on the
      information available. Perceives situations as they really are. Makes decisions without
      assistance.

(7)   Superior - Demonstrates the ability through even the most complex situations and is able
      to make appropriate conclusions. Has excellent perception. Anticipates problems and
      prepares resolutions in advance. Relates past solutions to present situations.


11.   DRIVING SKILL - Evaluates the trainee's skill in the operation of the police vehicle
      under normal and stressful driving conditions.

(1)   Unacceptable - Frequently violates traffic laws. Involved in chargeable accident(s). Fails
      to maintain control of vehicle or displays poor manipulative skills in vehicle operation.
      Drives recklessly. In stressful situations, uses blue lights unnecessarily or improperly.
      Drives too fast or too slow for the given situation. Loses control of the vehicle.

(4)   Acceptable - Obeys traffic laws. Maintains control of the vehicle. Operates vehicle while
      remaining alert to surrounding activity. Drives defensively.

(7)   Superior - Sets an example for lawful, courteous driving. Maintains complete control of
      the vehicle while operating radio, etc. Is a superior defensive driver. In stressful situations,
      displays a high degree of reflexive ability and driving competence. Responds very well
      relative to the degree of stress present. Performs vehicular pursuits safely and
      expeditiously.




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WORK ATTITUDE - Demonstrates initiative and interest in serving the public by the
performance of his/her job.



12.   SELF-INITIATED FIELD ACTIVITY- Evaluates the trainee’s interest and ability to
      initiate police-oriented activity and to act on even low priority situations.

(1)   Unacceptable - Does not notice or avoids activity, including traffic enforcement. Does not
      properly follow up situations. Rationalizes suspicious circumstances. Does not differentiate
      between low priority and high priority calls.
(4)   Acceptable - Recognizes and identifies police-related activity. Initiates enforcement
      activity, including traffic. Differentiates between low priority and high priority situations
      and acts accordingly. Displays inquisitiveness.
(7)   Superior - Seldom misses observable activity. Acts on information received at roll calls,
      from other officers and other sources. Utilizes this information to develop probable cause.
      Makes quality arrests and/or proper dispositions from observed activities. Initiates
      enforcement activity in all areas, including traffic.


13.   INTERACTION WITH CITIZENS - Evaluates the trainee's ability to interact with
      citizens (including suspects) in an appropriate manner.

(1)   Unacceptable - Abrupt, belligerent, overbearing, arrogant, uncommunicative. Overlooks
      or avoids the "service" aspect of the job. Ignores opportunities to serve, (e.g., stranded
      motorist waving for assistance). Introverted, insensitive and uncaring. Poor "non-verbal"
      skills. Uses profanity, unfriendly, ridicules citizens. Solicits/accepts gifts or gratuities. Is
      prejudicial, subjective and biased. Treats members of different ethnic groups differently
      than members of his own ethnic group.

(4)   Acceptable - Courteous, friendly and empathetic. Communicates in a professional,
      unbiased manner. Is service oriented. Good "non-verbal" skills. Does not show favoritism.
      Sensitive, allows others to express opinions when reasonable. Does not display prejudice.

(7)   Superior - Appears very at ease with citizen contacts. Quickly establishes rapport and
      leaves citizens with the impression that the officer was interested in serving them. Is
      objective in all contacts. Excellent "non-verbal" skills. Courteous, goes to extremes to
      assist motorists needing directions, tourists. Spends time, when appropriate, explaining
      decisions. Is totally objective and communicates in a manner that furthers mutual
      understanding.




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RELIABILITY- Dependability in job attendance, punctuality, acceptance of responsibility,
reaction to stress, and accuracy in all details of work.



14.   DEPENDABILITY: GENERAL - Demonstrates the trainee's job attendance,
      responsibility, and accuracy of work.

(1)   Unacceptable - Frequently late, abuses sick policy. Avoids decisions within the scope of
      her/his authority. Rarely assumes control in given situations.

(4)   Acceptable - Reports for duty on time. Takes necessary action, submits necessary
      documentation. Does not abuse sick leave. Follows most assignments through to
      completion. Work is usually accurate.

(7)   Superior - Does not avoid making decisions. Follows up on crime information. Takes
      responsibility to determine which crimes are being committed and which suspects are
      responsible, in the assigned area. Work is accurate in all details.


15.   FIELD PERFORMANCE: STRESSFUL CONDITIONS - Evaluates the trainee's
      ability to perform in moderate and high stress situations.

(1)   Unacceptable - Becomes emotional, is panic stricken, can't function, does not act or
      hesitates before acting, loses temper or displays cowardice. Overreacts. Demonstrates
      emotional instability in stressful situations.

(4)   Acceptable - Maintains calm and self-control in most situations, determines proper course
      of action and takes it. Does not allow situations to further deteriorate. Seldom loses
      control during stressful situations.

(7)   Superior - Maintains calm and self-control in even the most extreme and highly reactive
      situations. Quickly restores control in situations and takes command. Determines best
      course of action and takes it.




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16.   CALL RESPONSE TIME - Evaluates the trainee's ability to find locations and arrive
      at a destination within an acceptable period of time.

(1)   Unacceptable - Does not properly use the map book or other aids. Unable to relate location
      to destination. Gets lost. Expends too much time getting to a destination.

(4)   Acceptable - Properly uses the map book and other aids. Can relate location to destination.
      Arrives at locations within a reasonable amount of time.

(7)   Superior - Remembers addresses from previous visits and does not need the map book to
      get to the location. Is aware of direct routes and "short cuts" and utilizes them to save time.


17.   ORIENTATION - Evaluates the trainee’s awareness of surroundings and ability to
      navigate in assigned ward, surrounding wards and station.

(1)   Unacceptable - Unaware of location while on patrol. Does not properly utilize map book
      to navigate around assigned ward and station. Does not know shortest route to calls.

(4)   Acceptable - Aware of location while on patrol. Knows how to properly read and utilize
      mapbook to navigate around in ward and station. Knows and utilizes shortest route to calls.

(7)   Superior - Is always aware of location while on patrol. Remembers locations from
      previous visits and does not need mapbook to get there. Is aware of short cuts and direct
      routes, and uses them to save time. High level of orientation to the ward and station.



COMPATIBILITY - Ability to work with fellow officers, including mutual decision making,
and taking an equal share of the workload.



18.   COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER DEPARTMENT MEMBERS - Evaluates the
      trainee's ability to effectively interact with other Department members or various
      ranks and in various capacities.

(1)   Unacceptable - Patronizes FTO/superiors/peers or is antagonistic toward them. Gossips. Is
      insubordinate, argumentative, and sarcastic. Resists instructions. Considers self superior to
      others. Belittles others. Is not a "team" player. Does not take opportunities to assist other
      officers. Overemphasizes her/his own traits or abilities.




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(COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER DEPARTMENT MEMBERS CONTINUED)

(4)   Acceptable - Adheres to the chain of command and accepts her/his role in the organization.
      Good peer and FTO relationships, is accepted by the group. Shares responsibility, assists
      other officers. Respects the viewpoints/opinions of other officers. Does not criticize other
      officers.

(7)   Superior - Appears at ease in contact with all, including superiors. Seems to understand
      superiors' responsibilities, respects and supports their position. Is a peer group leader.
      Actively assists others, assumes her/his share of the workload. Treats all department
      members with respect.



COMMUNICATION - Ability to make oneself understood in face-to-face situations and to
transmit and receive information in written and oral form.

19.   COMMUNICATION SKILLS: GENERAL - Evaluates the trainee's ability to
      communicate effectively in oral, face-to-face situations.

(1)   Unacceptable - Frequently uses slang terms or poor grammar while speaking. Fails to
      understand oral directives, does not listen to others. Is unable to express herself/himself
      clearly to other officers and the public.

(4)   Acceptable - Is able to express herself/himself clearly to other officers and the public.
      Generally speaks to others on their level. Usually uses good grammar and proper
      terminology while speaking. Listens well, understands directives.

(7)   Superior - Is clear, understandable, and distinctive while speaking. Uses good grammar
      and appropriate terminology. Listens intently and comprehends. Understands all directives
      and instructions, does not need them repeated. When speaking, projects confidence,
      competency, and professionalism. Communicates effectively on all levels.


20.   RADIO COMMUNICATIONS - Evaluates the trainee's ability to communicate
      effectively using the police radio.

(1)   Unacceptable - Does not follow policies and procedures governing radio use. Does not
      use proper terminology. Does not hear and respond to calls dispatched to her/his unit. Does
      not receive all information transmitted, must have the information repeated. Is not aware
      of calls dispatched to nearby units, adjoining wards, etc.. Does not preplan transmissions.
      Speaks at an inappropriate pace or volume, transmissions are not clear and distinctive.
      Cuts off messages before completion through improper use of the microphone. Talks over
      the transmissions of other officers.

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(RADIO COMMUNICATIONS CONTINUED)

(4)   Acceptable - Follows proper policy and procedure governing radio use. Uses proper
      language/terminology. Receives transmissions directed to her/his unit. Generally monitors
      transmissions concerning nearby units, or those in adjoining wards. Clear, concise,
      complete transmissions. Seldom requests for clearly dispatched information to be repeated.
      Volume and pace of transmissions are usually appropriate.

(7)   Superior - Always follows policies and procedures governing radio use. Always uses
      proper language/terminology. Monitors transmissions concerning nearby units or those in
      adjoining wards. Uses previously transmitted information to her/his advantage. Receives all
      transmitted information directed to her/his unit, even pieces together broken or incomplete
      transmissions. Transmissions are preplanned and do not have to be repeated. Transmits
      clearly, calmly, concisely, and completely even in stressful situations. Volume and pace
      are always appropriate.


21.   WRITTEN COMMUNICATION - Evaluates the trainee's ability to communicate
      effectively and correctly in the written form, including routine forms, offense reports
      and memorandums, arrest reports, accident reports, and all other forms of written
      documentation.


(1)   Unacceptable - Is unaware when a form must be completed and/or which form(s) to
      complete in a given situation. Forms are incomplete, inaccurate, or improperly used.
      Unable to organize information and reduce it to writing. Omits pertinent information.
      Illegible, contains an excessive number of misspelled words. Sentence structure/word
      usage is improper or incomplete. Takes an inordinate amount of time to complete
      documentation.

(4)   Acceptable - Properly utilizes the commonly used forms. Completes them with reasonable
      accuracy and thoroughness. Organizes information in a logical manner. Documentation is
      legible; contains the required information and details. Grammar and spelling are
      acceptable. Errors are rare and do not affect the overall effectiveness of the documentation.
      Completes reports within a reasonable amount of time.

(7)   Superior - Consistently makes accurate form selection and rapidly completes detailed
      forms without assistance. Displays a high degree of accuracy. Reports are a complete and
      detailed accounting of events from beginning to end, written and organized so that any
      reader can understand what occurred. Documentation is neat and legible, no spelling or
      grammatical errors. Completes documentation quickly.



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RECEPTIVENESS - Willingness to receive instructions, follow orders, and accept counseling
from superiors/FTOs.



22.   RECEPTIVENESS: GENERAL - Evaluates the way the trainee receives instructions
      and follows orders, instructions, and directives.

(1)   Unacceptable - Does not do as he/she is told, ordered, or instructed. Must be reprimanded
      for not following orders. Questions orders, assignments, directions, etc. Expresses a desire
      to do things her/his way rather than the instructed way. Must be reminded before acting as
      instructed, ordered, etc. Rationalizes mistakes, denies that errors were made, is
      argumentative. Reacts to criticism as if it were a personal attack.

(4)   Acceptable - Generally accepts instruction willingly. Seeks instruction when handling
      unusual situations. Follows orders/directives without having them repeated or being
      reminded. Does not question instructions or assignments. Is attentive at roll call. Accepts
      criticism in a positive manner and applies it to improve performance and further learning.

(7)   Superior - Readily accepts orders and instructions as given. Never questions assignments.
      Always follows orders, instructions, and directives properly, as intended. Is always
      attentive at roll call. Actively solicits criticism/feedback in order to further learning and
      improve performance. Does not argue or blame others for errors. Is never counseled for the
      same mistake twice.



APPEARANCE - Personal and professional pride as shown by personal neatness and grooming,
and general appearance.



23.   GENERAL APPEARANCE - Evaluates physical appearance and dress.

(1)   Unacceptable - Shoes are dirty. Uniform is wrinkled or fits poorly or is improperly worn.
      Hair ungroomed and/or in violation of Department's grooming standards; other grooming
      standard/uniform regulation violations. Poor personal hygiene (e.g., offensive body odor,
      breath odor, dirty fingernails, dandruff, etc.). Chews tobacco, smokes, eats or drinks while
      handling a call or addressing complainants, victims, or witnesses.

(4)   Acceptable - Uniform neat, clean. Uniform fits and is worn properly. Complies with
      grooming standards, uniform regulations. Shoes are shined. No offensive personal
      hygiene noted.



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(GENERAL APPEARANCE CONTINUED)

(7)   Superior - Uniforms are neat, clean, and tailored. Leather goods are clean, shoes have a
      high-gloss shine. Immaculate appearance in all areas. Projects a highly professional
      image.



USE OF EQUIPMENT- Knowledge, care and skill in the use of firearms and all issued
equipment.



24.   GENERAL USE OF EQUIPMENT - Evaluates the trainee’s care, skill, and
      proficiency in the use of all equipment.

(1)   Unacceptable - Misplaces/loses equipment. Handles equipment roughly, abuses and/or
      damages equipment (e.g., handie-talkie). Hangs radio microphone on rear view mirror.
      Equipment is not clean/maintained. Does not follow safety procedures when handling/
      loading/unloading weapons. Does not have all necessary equipment, is not prepared for
      inclement weather. Does not respond to vehicle warning lights, mechanical defects.

(4)   Acceptable - Has necessary equipment, including equipment for inclement weather.
      Follows safety procedures when handling/loading/unloading weapons. Turns vehicle off
      when not in use. Secures vehicle when unoccupied. Checks vehicle for damage prior to
      use, reporting any damage. Uses radar equipment properly. Maintains equipment and
      handles with care.

(7)   Superior - Always has all necessary equipment. Checks vehicle fluid levels prior to use
      (oil, water, transmission, and power steering). Responds promptly and properly to vehicle
      warning lights and mechanical defects. Is extremely cautious when handling weapons.
      Always keeps all equipment clean. Always uses reflective vest during low light visibility.
      Demonstrates proficiency in the use of all equipment.




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                                             FTO LOG
Trainee’s Last Name & Initials   IBM #      Session #          Primary FTO’s Last Name & Initials     IBM #



 DOCUMENT ALL DAYS THE TRAINEE IS ASSIGNED TO PART 1 OF THE FTO
 PROGRAM
                                                 EXAMPLE:
Phase     Day          Date       Station       Shift           FTO’s Name              IBM #        Lt. int.
  1       RDO       11/01/03
  1            1    11/02/03      West            D     Kula, M. R.                     0990
  1            2    11/03/03      West            D     Kula, M. R.                     0990
  1       Sick      11/04/03                                                                        Lt. MLK
  1      Bonus      11/05/03                                                                        Lt. MLK
  1       N/F       11/06/03      West            D     Non FTO Williams, F. #4445                  Lt. MLK
  1       RDO       11/07/03
  1       RDO       11/08/03
  2            3    11/09/03      West            C     Woods, J.                       8787
  2      Military   11/10/03                                                                        Lt. BMS
  2       Vac.      11/11/03                                                                        Lt. BMS
  2      Detail     11/12/03      West            C     Beale St. / Woods, J.           8787        Lt. BMS
  2       Desk      11/13/03      West            C                                                 Lt. BMS
  2       RDO       11/14/03
  2       RDO       11/15/03
  2            4    11/16/03      West            C     Woods, J.                       8787
  2            5    11/17/03      West            C     Woods, J.                       8787
  2            6    11/18/03      West            C     Woods, J.                       8787
  2            7    11/19/03      West            C     Woods, J.                       8787
  2            8    11/20/03      West            C     Woods, J.                       8787
  2       RDO       11/21/03
  2       RDO       11/22/03
  2      Death      11/23/03                                                                        Lt. BMS
  2      Death      11/24/03                                                                        Lt. BMS
  2      Death      11/25/03                                                                        Lt. BMS
  2       nd
         2 IST      11/26/03                                                                        Lt. BMS




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                                           FTO LOG
Phase     Day         Date       Station   Shift     FTO’s Name   IBM #   Lt. int.
                  10/17/2008
                  10/18/2008
                  10/19/2008
                  10/20/2008
                  10/21/2008
                  10/22/2008
                  10/23/2008
                  10/24/2008
                  10/25/2008
                  10/26/2008
                  10/27/2008
                  10/28/2008
                  10/29/2008
                  10/30/2008
                  10/31/2008
                  11/01/2008
                  11/02/2008
                  11/03/2008
                  11/04/2008
                  11/05/2008
                  11/06/2008
                  11/07/2008
                  11/08/2008
                  11/09/2008
                  11/10/2008
                  11/11/2008
                  11/12/2008
                  11/13/2008
                  11/14/2008
                  11/15/2008
                  11/16/2008




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                                     FTO LOG (continued)
Phase     Day         Date       Station   Shift    FTO’s Name   IBM #   Lt. int.
                  11/17/2008
                  11/18/2008
                  11/19/2008
                  11/20/2008
                  11/21/2008
                  11/22/2008
                  11/23/2008
                  11/24/2008
                  11/25/2008
                  11/26/2008
                  11/27/2008
                  11/28/2008
                  11/29/2008
                  11/30/2008
                  12/01/2008
                  12/02/2008
                  12/03/2008
                  12/04/2008
                  12/05/2008
                  12/06/2008
                  12/07/2008
                  12/08/2008
                  12/09/2008
                  12/10/2008
                  12/11/2008
                  12/12/2008
                  12/13/2008
                  12/14/2008
                  12/15/2008
                  12/16/2008
                  12/17/2008




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                                     FTO LOG (continued)
Phase     Day         Date       Station   Shift    FTO’s Name   IBM #   Lt. int.
                  12/18/2008
                  12/19/2008
                  12/20/2008
                  12/21/2008
                  12/22/2008
                  12/23/2008
                  12/24/2008
                  12/25/2008
                  12/26/2008
                  12/27/2008
                  12/28/2008
                  12/29/2008
                  12/30/2008
                  12/31/2008
                  01/01/2009
                  01/02/2009
                  01/03/2009
                  01/04/2009
                  01/05/2009
                  01/06/2009
                  01/07/2009
                  01/08/2009
                  01/09/2009
                  01/10/2009
                  01/11/2009
                  01/12/2009
                  01/13/2009
                  01/14/2009
                  01/15/2009
                  01/16/2009
                  01/17/2009




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                                     FTO LOG (continued)
Phase     Day         Date       Station   Shift    FTO’s Name   IBM #   Lt. int.
                  01/18/2009
                  01/19/2009
                  01/20/2009
                  01/21/2009
                  01/22/2009
                  01/23/2009
                  01/24/2009
                  01/25/2009
                  01/26/2009
                  01/27/2009
                  01/28/2009
                  01/29/2009
                  01/30/2009
                  01/31/2009
                  02/01/2009
                  02/02/2009
                  02/03/2009
                  02/04/2009
                  02/05/2009
                  02/06/2009
                  02/07/2009
                  02/08/2009
                  02/09/2009
                  02/10/2009
                  02/11/2009
                  02/12/2009
                  02/13/2009
                  02/14/2009
                  02/15/2009
                  02/16/2009
                  02/17/2009




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                                     FTO LOG (continued)
Phase     Day         Date       Station   Shift    FTO’s Name   IBM #   Lt. int.
                  02/18/2009
                  02/19/2009
                  02/20/2009
                  02/21/2009
                  02/22/2009
                  02/23/2009
                  02/24/2009
                  02/25/2009
                  02/26/2009
                  02/27/2009
                  02/28/2009
                  03/01/2009
                  03/02/2009
                  03/03/2009
                  03/04/2009
                  03/05/2009
                  03/06/2009
                  03/07/2009
                  03/08/2009
                  03/09/2009
                  03/10/2009
                  03/11/2009
                  03/12/2009
                  03/13/2009
                  03/14/2009
                  03/15/2009
                  03/16/2009
                  03/17/2009
                  03/18/2009
                  03/19/2009
                  03/20/2009




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                                     FTO LOG (continued)
Phase     Day         Date       Station   Shift    FTO’s Name   IBM #   Lt. int.




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                                     FTO LOG (continued)
Phase     Day         Date       Station   Shift    FTO’s Name   IBM #   Lt. int.




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                               FTO TRAINING CHECKLIST
The training checklist is by no means inclusive of those areas in which the new officer needs to
be trained. It merely presents a broad framework for the FTO to base a thorough, uniform
training approach resulting in a police officer who can perform at a minimal, acceptable level.

The FTO will initial and date the appropriate column after the P2PT has been given the training
in each topic, either verbally or in an actual situation.

PHASE 1 WEEK I
 Precinct Orientation                                                                 FTO initials     Date
 A. Greet P2PT at Roll Call
 B. Tour of the Precinct: show locations of supervisor’s offices, traffic
    violation office, roll call room, equip. room, weight room, parking area, etc .
 C. Location of Supplies and Forms
     1. Prepare the P2P with a complete supply of dept. forms / citations
     2. Equipment checkout: shotgun, DV camera, squad car, direct
       patrol books, etc.
     3. Procedure for equipment check-in
 D. Completed Paperwork Disposition
     1. Logs, reports, arrest tickets, citations, etc.


 Prepare for Duty ( FTO does Inspection)                                              X
 Policy and Procedure Manual                                                                 Trainee should have
                                                                                             these items every day.
             Criminal and Traffic Code Manual, CompStat                                      Put an X to indicated
             Manual                                                                          if trainee has all items.
 FTO Book                                                                                    (all should be marked
                                                                                             by the end of phase 1)
 Map Book
 Personal Grooming: hair, clean uniform, badge                                               Date: _________________

 Flashlight, Nightstick, Hazard Duty Kit, Handcuffs, Handcuff Key                            FTO Initials: ___________
 Clean, Fully Loaded Handgun (proper ammo), 2 magazines
 Shotgun: Proper procedure for loading and unloading, Shells                                 FTO’s IBM #: __________

 Hat, Traffic Vest, Bullet Resistant Vest, Radio, Ink Pad


 Vehicle responsibility                                                               X      When FTO has
                                                                                             discussed and showed
            A. Check for Damage                                                              P2PT each of the
    1. Vehicle Damage Form (discuss procedure if damage is found)                            items put an X where
                                                                                             indicated. These daily
 B. Check for Suspicious Objects                                                             responsibilities should
 C. Location of Equipment: trunk or driving compartment                                      then be placed on the


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 D. Interior of vehicle: Check for weapons, contraband, garbage      P2PT.
             E. Engine compartment: check oil, battery, water
             level, tires                                            Date: _________________
 F. Gas Pump Operation and Oil Can Location                          FTO Initials: ___________
 G. Operating Equipment: light bar, headlights, spotlights, radio,
    siren, gun rack                                                  FTO’s IBM #: __________
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          PHASE I - MANDATORY LEARNING REQUIREMENTS
 Traffic Enforcement (Unknown Risk)         X When FTO has discussed
 Recognizing a “Good” Violation or Have a Legitimate Reason                         with P2PT each of the
                                                                                    items put an X where
 Ran QV and Registration Before Stop
                                                                                    indicated. When this
 Pre-Stop Information:                                                              section is complete FTO
       Intent & reason, location of stop, vehicle description, occupants           will indicate this by
 Initiating the Stop: blue lights and siren                                         writing the date, FTO
                                                                                    initials and IBM #.
 Position of Squad Car: offset and distance
              Effective Use of Vehicle Lights                                       Comments:
 Approach to Violator’s Vehicle (driver side, passenger side, no approach)
 Contacting the Violator:
       Position, control and courtesy
       Ask for DL, insurance card, and registration
 Return to Squad Car
            Writing the Citation
       Run QW and DL on station B                                                  Date: _________________
       Location where citation is written
       Tunnel vision while writing citation
                                                                                    FTO Initials: ___________
              Citation Completion
              Explaining Citation and How to Dispose of Citation                    FTO’s IBM #: __________
              Release Driver

              Traffic Citations vs. Physical Arrests and                     FTO
                                                                                                    Date
              Charges                                                        Int./IBM #
              No Driver’s License Investigation, Refusal to
              Sign the Citation
              Suspended/Cancelled/Revoked License
              Investigation
              Auto Thefts (discuss stolen vehicle recognition)
              Habitual Motor Vehicle Offender
                                                                             FTO
 Traffic Enforcement Paperwork                                                                      Date
                                                                             Int./IBM #
            Adult Citation, Juvenile Citation
 Arrest Ticket, Affidavit of Complaint, Bond Recommendation
 Vehicle Hold Harmless
 Drivers License Confiscation Form

P2PT must complete at least six traffic stops by the end of Phase I. List the date,
location, disposition,
  and FTO for each traffic stop.
 # DATE                LOCATION                   DISPOSITION          FTO initials /

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 1

 2

 3

 4

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 6




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 Traffic Accidents Investigation                                              X       When FTO has discussed with
                                                                                      P2PT each of the items put an X
 Protect Scene: position vehicle / flares                                             where indicated. When this
 Care for Injured: first aid, request MFD, advise supervisor                          section is complete FTO will
 Serious Accidents: STIS                                                              indicate this by writing the date,
                                                                                      FTO initials and IBM #.
 Traffic and Crowd Control
                                                                                      Date: _________________
 Tow Truck Procedures: city lot vs. private pull
            Accident Report / Diagrams / Measurement                                  FTO Initials: ___________
 Witness Statements/Exchanging Information Between Parties
 Financial Responsibility Form                                                        FTO’s IBM #: __________

                                                                            FTO initials/ IBM #               Date
 Private Property: injury and property damage cases
            Hit and Run: public and private property cases
            City Vehicle Involved in the Accident

 Impaired Driver Investigation                                         X
 Recognizing Impaired Driving
 Field Sobriety Tests                                                       When FTO has discussed with P2PT each
            One leg stand, Heel-to-Toe, HGN                                of the items put an X where indicated.
            Officer Safety while issuing tests                             When this section is complete FTO will
                                                                            indicate this by writing the date, FTO
            When officer should not issue the FST.
                                                                            initials and IBM #.
            Refuses to take test
 DUI Vans Procedures
                                                                            Date: _________________
            Alcohol vs. Drugs
            FST data sheet
                                                                            FTO Initials: ___________
             Seizing Vehicle
             Arrest Procedures                                              FTO’s IBM #: __________
            Jail
            Hospital
 DUI Video Tapes, Other Evidence
 Actual DUI Arrest                         Defendant’s Name and Booking #          FTO Int./IBM #                 Date

 (May be completed in phases 1 to 4)

 Additional Topics to Discuss                                               FTO initials/ IBM #               Date
 Department Chain of Command & Roll Call Demeanor
 City Geography and Map Book Usage
 Ethics
 Minority Relations
 Family Relationships

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 Off-Duty Demeanor and Employment
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                                      Phase 1 - Worksheet
                                                                       P&P, Law
 P2PT must complete the following questions by the end                 book, or                           FTO
 of Phase I. The FTO should ensure that the P2PT                       CompStat
 understands each question and completes this
                                                                                                 Date     Int./
 worksheet correctly.
                                                                       manual                             IBM #
                                                                       (Chap. #, Section
                                                                          #,page #)

                                                                                           V
 What chapter of the P&P contains DUI procedures?                                              08/15/02   MRK/9999
                                                                             III
 What chapter #, section # and page # of the P&P is it written about
 when Misdemeanor Citations should be issued on DUI arrest?
 What chapter #, section # and page # of the P&P is it written about
 search incident to arrest for vehicles and person?
 What chapter #, section # and page # of the P&P does it discuss
 traffic arrest and searching of the vehicle?
 What chapter #, section # and page # of the P&P does it discuss
 traffic ticket accountability?
 What chapter #, section # and page # of the P&P does it discuss
 off-duty officers involved in auto accidents?
 What chapter #, section # and page # of the P&P does it discuss
 response to holdup alarms?
 What chapter #, section # and page # of the P&P does it discuss
 arrest made without a warrant?
 Any officer who confines an individual in a squad car and restrains
 the person with the Ripp Hobble needs to ensure what?
 What chapter #, section # and page # of the P&P does it discuss
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             Can you issue an alarm citation on a School
             security alarm or Department Cobra alarm? (Yes
             or No) What chapter #, section # and page # of the
             P&P does it discuss this issue?
             Where in the P&P, chapter #, section #, and page
             #, does it discuss a situation where it dictates how
             an officer will respond to an emergency when
             he/she is transporting?
             Where in the P&P, chapter #, section #, and page
             #, does it discuss when a supervisor must be called
             to the scene?
             What is the rule (DR) that covers cursing a
             citizen?
             A series of formal and non-formal inspections will     1.
             be conducted to provide a safe and functional
             work environment. These inspections will be            2.
             conducted in three phases, what are they?              3.
             Where does it state in the P&P that an officer can
             possess a knife? (Give chapter #, section #, and
             page #)
             When are officers suppose to do a visual and
             operational check of they’re issued shotgun during
             their tour of duty? Also give chapter #, section #,
             and page # of P&P where it discusses this issue.
             What chapter #, section # and page # of the P&P
             does it discuss handcuffing techniques and
             exceptions?
             Where does it state in the P&P that an officer
             must print “Radar” on a citation when the radar
             gun is used? (Give chapter #, section #, and page #)
             Can an officer tow a vehicle when its parked on a
             street and blocking a fire plug? (Yes or No) What
             chapter #, section # and page # of the P&P does it
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                                                                     P&P, Law
                                                                     book, or                        FTO
 Worksheet (continued)                                               CompStat                     initials &   Date
                                                                                                    IBM #
                                                                     manual
                                                                    (Chap. #, Section #,page #)

 What page # in the law book does it discuss:

             DUI 55-10-401

             Refusal to submit 55-10-406

             Obedience to police officers 55-8-104

             Violation of an order of protection
             Driving while Habitual Motor Vehicle
              Offender




   Radio Procedures Skills
                                                                                                               FTO
        Before the end of phase 1, P2PT must demonstrate
        knowledge and proficiency in the following areas:                      Pass                 Date       initials &
                                                                                                               IBM #
 Warrant Check (QW)
 Driver License Check (DLC)
 Vehicle Query (QV)
             License Plate, VIN

              Wrecker Information
 Registration Check
 Gun Query (QG) [if possible]
 Radio Procedures
             Radio discipline, weak transmission, phonetic alphabet, etc.

             Squad car radio usage

             Handheld radio usage




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  Phase 1 Accountability Checklist
                                                          Check if complete
           Precinct / Orientation
Prepare for Duty (FTO inspects P2PT)
Vehicle Responsibility
Mandatory Learning Requirements
        Traffic Enforcement Section
        6 Traffic Stops
        Traffic Accident Section
        Impaired Driver Investigation Section
        Additional Topics to Discuss Section
Worksheet
Radio Procedures Skills
Updated FTO Log
Updated Report Log
Updated Arrest Log
Tracking Sheet
Locations to Visit
 The FTO has checked that the trainee has completed the mandatory learning
 requirements for Phase 1 and has updated other sections of the FTO Book.



 FTO Signature:                                                IBM #:___________

 Review date:                              _

                                 END OF PHASE 1 REQUIREMENTS




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PHASE 2 WEEK I
 Precinct / Shift Orientation                                                   FTO initials / IBM #        Date
 A. Greet P2PT at Roll Call
     (if possible contact P2PT before he finishes Phase 1)
 B. Prepare for Duty - Inspect P2PT
    (use Phase 1 outline on items to inspect)
 C. Vehicle Responsibility
    (use Phase 1 outline on items P2PT is responsibility for)
 D. Completed Paperwork Disposition
    1. Logs, reports, arrest tickets, citations, etc.

PHASE 2 - MANDATORY LEARNING REQUIREMENTS
 Armed Party / Shots Fired Calls        X
 Approaching Location                                                                     When FTO has discussed
             Have plan                                                                   with P2PT each of the
             Slow speed on final approach                                                items put an X where
                                                                                          indicated. When this
              Arrival at the Scene                                                        section is complete FTO
             Be quiet (no blue light and siren, turn radio down, don’t slam              will indicate this by
              doors)                                                                      writing the date, FTO
             Provide coordination between partners                                       initials and IBM #.
             Making maximum use of cover and concealment
             Be aware of surroundings
                                                                                          Date: _________________

 Apprehension of suspect(s)
                                                                                          FTO Initials: ___________
             Challenge suspect while maintaining cover
             Assess situation – possible hostage situation, bystanders, etc.
             Direct suspect to a position which allows you to establish control          FTO’s IBM #: __________
             Control and secure suspect: complete an arrest and thorough search of the
              suspect without endangering self or comprising cover

 Arrest Procedures                                                                  FTO Int./IBM #          Date
 Safe Handling of Weapon, make safe
 Arrest Ticket or Misdemeanor Citation, Affidavit of Complaint,
 Report
 Gun Interview Sheet
 Tag Property: Get gun box from Lt., tag at 201 Poplar P &E Room

 Additional Topics to Discuss                                                  FTO Int./IBM #              Date
 Weapon Safety (on and off-duty)
 Officer Safety(Contact and cover, etc.)
 One-Officer Units vs. Two-Officer Units
 Physical Skills and Control Techniques


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 Community Expectations
 Court Testimony
 Employee Assistance Program
 Suspicious Person Calls / Checks




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                                      Phase 2 - Worksheet
 P2PT must complete the following questions by                                                      FTO
 the end of Phase 2. The FTO should ensure that
                                                                P&P, Law book, or
 the P2PT understands each question and                         CompStat manual                   initials    Date
 completes this worksheet correctly.                                (Chap. #, Section #,page #)   & IBM #
                                                               1.
                                                               2.
                                                               3.
              What are the 7 points of the MPD
              Force Continuum?
                                                               4.                                 ______     ______
                                                               5.
                                                               6.
                                                               7.
 What chapter #, section # and page # of the P&P is it
 written about when the use of deadly force is prohibited?
 What are 5 circumstances where deadly force is prohibited?

 1.
 2.
 3.
 4.
 5.
 What are the primary factors for using force against            1.
 animals?
 What is the chapter #, section # and page # of the P&P
                                                                 2.
 where this issue is discussed?

 Is it a misdemeanor or felony when a person who has a prior
 conviction of auto theft has a handgun in his possession?

 Is it a misdemeanor or felony when a person is convicted of
 misdemeanor drug offense and has a handgun in his
 possession?
 Is it a misdemeanor or felony when a person is convicted of
 felony drug offense and has a handgun in his possession?
 What page in the CompStat/TIBRS manual does it discuss
 Drug/Weapons Report?
 What is the chapter #, section # and page # of the P&P that
 discusses handling of loose animals, aid to animal shelter
 officers, and animal bite calls?


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 What page in the CompStat/TIBRS manual does it discuss
 Animal Injuries?
 What is the chapter #, section # and page # of the P&P that
 discusses falsified drive-out tags?


                                                                 P&P, Law book, or
                                                                                           FTO
                                                                 CompStat manual
 Worksheet (continued)                                                                    initials    Date
                                                               (Chap. #, Section #,page
                                                                                          & IBM #
                                                                          #)
 What page # in the law book does it discuss:

             Unlawful Possession of a Weapon

             Possession of a Prohibited Weapon

             Pointing Laser at LE Officer

             Carry Weapon W/I on School Property

             Convicted Felon in Poss. of Handgun
 P2PT must complete at least eight traffic stops by the end of Phase 2. List the date,
 location, disposition, and FTO for each traffic stop.
                                                                      FTO initials /
 # DATE                LOCATION                   DISPOSITION
                                                                      IBM #
 1
 2
 3
 4
 5
 6
 7
 8
  P2PT must generate a minimum of three suspicious person stops by the end of
  Phase 2. P2PT must investigate suspicious circumstances and find the situation
  without having the activity pointed out by the FTO or another officer. List the date,
  location, disposition, person(s) checked, and FTO for each stop.
                                                                   PRIMARY
                                                                                              FTO initials /
 #     DATE                     LOCATION                       SUBJECT NAME &                 IBM #
                                                                 DISPOSITION
 1

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 3
  P2PT must generate a minimum of three suspicious vehicle checks by the end of
  Phase 2. P2PT must investigate suspicious circumstances and find the situation
  without having the activity pointed out by the FTO or another officer. List the date,
  location, disposition, vehicle(s) checked, and FTO for each stop.
                                                PRIMARY
                                                                        FTO initials /
 #     DATE                  LOCATION       SUBJECT NAME &              IBM #
                                              DISPOSITION
 1
 2
 3




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  Phase 2 Accountability Checklist

                                                            Check if complete
            Precinct / Orientation Section
Mandatory Learning Requirements
           Armed Party / Shots Fired Call
           Arrest Procedures for an Armed Party
           Additional Topics to Discuss
            Worksheet
            Completed 8 traffic stops
            Completed 3 suspicious person stop
            Completed 3 suspicious vehicle check
Updated FTO Log
Updated Report Log
Updated Form Log
Tracking Sheet
Locations to Visit

 The supervisor has checked that the trainee has completed the mandatory learning
 requirements for Phase 2 and has updated other sections of the FTO Book.

 FTO Signature:                                       IBM #:___________

 Review date:                                _

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PHASE 3 WEEK I
 Precinct / Shift Orientation                                          Date             FTO Int./IBM #
 A. Greet P2PT Before Roll Call
     (if possible contact P2PT before he finishes Phase 2)
 B. Prepare for Duty - Inspect P2PT
    (use Phase 1 outline on items to inspect)
 C. Vehicle Responsibility
    (use Phase 1 outline on items P2PT is responsibility for)
 D. Completed Paperwork Disposition
    1. Logs, reports, arrest tickets, citations, etc.

PHASE 3 - MANDATORY LEARNING REQUIREMENTS
 Domestic Violence Calls                      FTO has discussed with
                                      X When each of the items put an X
                                         P2PT
 Wait for Back-up, Approach Unobserved                                 where indicated. When this
                                                                       section is complete FTO will
            Listen at Door                                             indicate this by writing the date,
            Maintain Visual Contact With Your Partner                  FTO initials and IBM #.
            and Other Occupants
            Maintain Tactical Advantage                                Date: _________________

            Protective Sweep of the Structure, Area, or                FTO Initials: ___________
            Vehicle
 Check for Injuries: Render First Aid, Call MFD Ambulance              FTO’s IBM #: __________

 Interview
 Take Photos: DV camera (disposition of picture), crime scene
              Additional DV Topics:                              FTO Int. / IBM #            Date
        Primary Aggressor
        Child Endangerment
        Wife Abuse Center
        Family Trouble Center
        Weapon Issues: When you can and can’t seize a weapon.
 DV Paperwork                                                    FTO Int. / IBM #            Date
 Report
 Arrest Ticket, Misdemeanor Citation
 Hold Harmless / Victim Rights Card

 Additional Topics to Discuss                                    FTO Int. / IBM #            Date
 Liquor Laws and Violations (Beer board, etc.)
 Found and Lost Property
 Probable Cause – General
 Law Enforcement Scope of Authority, Sheriff’s Authority


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 Verbal Skills and Voice Control
 Court Notices
 Overtime
 Confidential Information
 Internal Security
 Media Relations

                                      Phase 3 - Worksheet
 P2PT must complete the following questions by
                                                                       FTO
 the end of Phase 3. The FTO should ensure that
 the P2PT understands each question and                       Answer   initials &   Date
                                                                        IBM
 completes this worksheet correctly.
               What is the chapter #, section # and page
               # of the P&P that discusses DV
               misdemeanor offenses?
 What is the chapter # and page # of the CompStat manual
 that discusses the DV hold harmless form?
 What are the page #s in the CompStat manual that discuss
 the DV bureau, the DV classifications, and reporting notes
 and requirements?
 What are the page #s in the Law manual that discuss the
 following laws:
       Assault

       Aggravated Assault

       Reckless Endangerment

       Vehicle Assault

       Domestic Assault
 What is the chapter #, section # and page # of the P&P
 that discusses the following Civil matters:
       Protective orders

       Evictions

       Repossession of vehicles
 What is the chapter #, section # and page # of the P&P
 that it discuss the following Juvenile matters:
       Child Abuse

       Truancy

       Curfew

       Unruly & Disobedient Child

       Runaway


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       Juvenile Summons
 Can a juvenile summons be issued for a felony?              YES   NO
 If yes give an example?
 What chapter #, section # and page # of the P&P does it
 discuss this matter?
 What chapter #, section # and page # of the P&P does it
 discuss security of the crime scene?
 What are the page #’s in the CompStat manual that discuss
 the Economic Crime Bureau?
 What chapter #, section # and page # of the P&P does it
 discuss the disposition of evidence in shoplifting
 investigations?




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                                                                              FTO
 Worksheet (continued)                                               Answer   initials &   Date
                                                                               IBM
 What are the two things you do with property involved in       1.
 a felony shoplifting investigation?
                                                                2.
 If an employee of a business, involved in a shoplifting
 offense, causes the cash register to reflect less than the
 merchant’s stated price for the merchandise the report
 should be classified as:
 What are the page #s in the CompStat manual that discuss
 the Shoplifting classification, reporting notes and
 requirements?
 What are the page #s in the Law Manual that discuss the
 following laws:
       Theft of Property – Conduct involving
          Merchandise
        Forgery

        Burglary

        Illegal Poss. or Fraud. use of Credit or Debit Card

         Worthless Checks
 What is the charge and the page #s in the Law Manual that
 discuss the topic of a person committing this crime? A
 person puts his arm through a mail slot in the front door of
 a closed business to steal a new T-shirt.
 What are the page #s in the CompStat manual that discuss
 the Accidental Injury classification, reporting notes and
 requirements?
 What bureau handles bomb threats? What manual and
 what are the page #’s this information can be found in?
 If an actual bomb or device is found what will the report
 be classified as?
 What chapter #, section # and page # of the P&P discusses
 the handling of bomb calls?
 On a DOA call, if you are unable to speak to a doctor who
 will sign the death certificate, where does the body go?
 If the deceased has prescription medicines what do you do
 with the medicine?
 In what manual did you locate this information?
 What was the page # in this manual that you located this
 information?
 What chapter #, section # and page # of the P&P discusses
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 On a DOA natural, who is qualified to sign the death
 certificate?
 In what manual did you locate this information?
 What was the page # in this manual that you located this
 information?
 What chapter #, section # and page # of the P&P discusses
 hospice deaths?
 What chapter #, section # and page # of the P&P discusses
 the chain of custody for evidence?




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 P2PT must complete at least ten traffic stops by the end of Phase 3. List the date,
 location, disposition, and FTO for each traffic stop.
                                                                      FTO initials /
 # DATE                LOCATION                   DISPOSITION
                                                                      IBM #
 1
 2
 3
 4
 5
 6
 7
 8
 9
 10



  P2PT must generate a minimum of three suspicious person stops by the end of
  Phase 3. P2PT must investigate suspicious circumstances and find the situation
  without having the activity pointed out by the FTO or another officer. List the date,
  location, disposition, person(s) checked, and FTO for each stop.
                                                PRIMARY
                                                                        FTO initials /
 #     DATE                  LOCATION       SUBJECT NAME &              IBM #
                                              DISPOSITION
 1

 2

 3




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  P2PT must generate a minimum of three suspicious vehicle checks by the end of
  Phase 3. P2PT must investigate suspicious circumstances and find the situation
  without having the activity pointed out by the FTO or another officer. List the date,
  location, disposition, vehicles(s) checked, and FTO for each stop.
                                                PRIMARY
                                                                        FTO initials /
 #     DATE                  LOCATION       SUBJECT NAME &              IBM #
                                              DISPOSITION
 1

 2

 3




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  Phase 3 Accountability Checklist
                                                            Check if complete
            Precinct / Orientation Section
Mandatory Learning Requirements
           Domestic Violence calls
           Additional Topics to Discuss
            Worksheet
            Completed 10 traffic stops
            Completed 3 suspicious person stop
            Completed 3 suspicious vehicle check
Updated FTO Log
Updated Report Log
Updated Form Log
Tracking Sheet
Locations to Visit

 The FTO has checked that the trainee has completed the mandatory learning
 requirements for Phase 3 and has updated other sections of the FTO Book.


 FTO Signature:                                       IBM #:___________

 Review date:                                _

                                 END OF PHASE 3 REQUIREMENTS




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PHASE 4 WEEK I
 Precinct / Shift Orientation                                   Date             FTO Int./IBM #
 A. Greet P2PT Before Roll Call
     (not necessary if is your 1st phase trainee)
 B. Prepare for Duty - Inspect P2PT
    (use Phase 1 outline on items to inspect)
 D. Vehicle Responsibility
    (use Phase 1 outline on items P2PT is responsibility for)
            E. Completed Paperwork Disposition
    1. Logs, reports, arrest tickets, citations, etc.


PHASE 4 - MANDATORY LEARNING REQUIREMENTS
 Off-Duty Survival                    X
 Safety Issues:
     Lack of Radio Communication                               When FTO has discussed with
     Lack of Cover Officer                                     P2PT each of the items put an X
                                                                where indicated. When this
     Lack of Protective Equipment (vest, bullets, handcuffs,   section is complete FTO will
     etc.)                                                      indicate this by writing the date,
                                                                FTO initials and IBM #.
        Potential Identification Problems
         (suspects, citizens, responding officers)
                                                                Date: _________________
 MPD P&P on Officer Identification Procedures for Non-
 Uniformed Officers                                             FTO Initials: ___________
 Assessing the Situation
                                                                FTO’s IBM #: __________
 Best Course of Action (could be an effective witness)
 Precautions to Take:
        Unlisted Telephone Number
        Avoid Wearing Police Clothing
        Police Stickers on Vehicle
        How to Carry your I.D. (wallet/Badge case)
        Developing a Plan if You’re With Your Family and
         Friends
 Keeping Weapon Concealed (MPD P&P)

                                                                      When FTO has discussed
 Hostage/Barricades                                             X     with P2PT each of the items
 Contain and Evaluate the Situation                                   put an X where indicated.
                                                                      When this section is
                                                                      complete FTO will indicate
                                                                      this by writing the date, FTO
                                                                      initials and IBM #.

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      Identify the location/numbers of the suspects or hostages
      Identify perimeter and assign officers
      Keep foot and vehicular traffic out of the area
            Communicate Information to Lt., Dispatcher, and
            Other Officers
 Request Appropriate Assistance (TACT, additional cars, negotiators, etc.)
 Evacuation
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 P2PT must complete at least five traffic stops by the end of Phase 4. List the date,
 location, disposition, and FTO for each traffic stop.
                                                                      FTO initials /
 # DATE                LOCATION                   DISPOSITION
                                                                      IBM #
 1
 2
 3
 4
 5

  P2PT must generate a minimum of three suspicious person stops by the end of
  Phase 4. P2PT must investigate suspicious circumstances and find the situation
  without having the activity pointed out by the FTO or another officer. List the date,
  location, disposition, person(s) checked, and FTO for each stop.
                                                     PRIMARY
                                                                             FTO initials /
 #     DATE                  LOCATION            SUBJECT NAME &              IBM #
                                                   DISPOSITION
 1
 2
 3

  P2PT must generate a minimum of three suspicious vehicle checks by the end of
  Phase 4. P2PT must investigate suspicious circumstances and find the situation
  without having the activity pointed out by the FTO or another officer. List the date,
  location, disposition, vehicle(s) checked, and FTO for each stop.
                                                     PRIMARY
                                                                             FTO initials /
 #     DATE                  LOCATION            SUBJECT NAME &              IBM #
                                                   DISPOSITION
 1
 2
 3

 Additional Topics to Discuss                             FTO Int. / IBM #        Date
 Crowd Control
 Simple Assault and Citizens Dispute Referrals

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 In-Service Training
 Personal Finance
 College Incentive Program
 Professional Demeanor (officer’s)
 Hazardous Materials
 Sexual Harassment
 Robberies
 Suicides
 Fugitive Arrests
 Civil Rights Violations




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                                        Phase 4 - Worksheet
 P2PT must complete the following questions by
                                                                          FTO
 the end of Phase 4. The FTO should ensure that
 the P2PT understands each question and                          Answer   initials &   Date
                                                                           IBM
 completes this worksheet correctly.
               What is the chapter #, section # and page
               # of the P&P that discusses making the
               decision to necessitate an emergency
               response in the squad car?
 What is the chapter #, section # and page # of the P&P
 that discusses discontinuing the pursuit?
 What is the chapter #, section # and page # of the P&P
 that discusses the use of a police vehicle to block the path
 of a vehicle being pursued?
 List 6 reason why vehicle pursuits are prohibited?

 1.
 2.
 3.
 4.
 5.
 6.
 What is needed (required) from the doctor and private
 hospital when you transport a patient from their hospital to
 a state hospital? List the chapter #, section # and page # of
 the P&P where this information is found.
 What is the chapter #, section # and page # of the P&P
 that discusses taking the mentally ill into custody?
 What is the chapter #, section # and page # of the P&P
 that discusses Non-Emergency Civil Commitment?
 What page in the CompStat/TIBRS manual discusses
 Obscene/Harassing Phone Calls?
 What is the chapter #, section # and page # of the P&P
 that discusses MPD Emergency Response Plan?
 What is the chapter #, section # and page # of the P&P
 that discusses Disciplinary Procedures?
 What is the weight of marijuana when the charge turns
 from a misdemeanor to a felony? What page in the Law
 manual does it discuss this matter?
 What is the chapter #, section # and page # of the P&P
 that discusses the Drug Policy?
 What are the page #’s in the Law Manual that it discuss
 the following laws:
              Possession of Drug Paraphernalia



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            Possession of Controlled Substance

            Poss. Legend Drug w/o Prescription

            Rape

            Sexual Battery




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                                                                             FTO
 Worksheet (continued)                                       Answer          initials &   Date
                                                                              IBM
 What are the DR #s to the following rules:

             Personal Conduct

             Courtesy

             Harassment

             Punctuality

             Giving Name or Other Information

             Sick Abuse Policy
 What is the chapter #, section # and page # of the P&P
 that discusses the plain-clothes officers?
 What is the chapter #, section # and page # of the P&P
 that discusses the officers responsibilities in a hostage
 situation?


  Phase 4 Accountability Checklist
                                                                      Check if complete
                 Precinct / Orientation Section
Mandatory Learning Requirements
                Domestic Violence calls
                Additional Topics to Discuss
                 Worksheet
                 Completed 5 traffic stops
                 Completed 3 suspicious person stop
                 Completed 3 suspicious vehicle check
Completed FTO Log
Completed Report Log
Completed Form Log
Completed Tracking Sheet
Completed Locations to Visit

 The FTO has checked that the trainee has completed the mandatory learning
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 FTO Signature:                                       IBM #:___________

 Review date:                              _

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Directions: Below is a list of locations every officer should be familiar with. Most of these
locations are in the downtown area and can be handled after a transport to 201 Poplar. It is not
necessary for the FTO to create a special for the sole purpose of visiting one of these locations.
The trainee is required to visit each of these locations at least one time during Part 1 of the
program, this visit should be documented with a date and initials from the trainee and FTO.
Additional spaces are provided to document any locations that are not listed.


LOCATIONS TO VISIT
 Location                                                        Date              FTO / IBM #
 Jail – 201 Poplar (review booking procedures)
            location of Fugitive for warrant books
             Jail East (review booking procedures)
             Juvenile Court (review booking
             procedures)
             The Med: Police Holding and Phys.
             Ward
 Sexual Resource Center
 Armour Center
             Communications
 Detective Bureaus and Traffic Bureau
 Property and Evidence Room
 OCU
 High Street Maintenance Shop




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Directions: The trainee should record one of each of the listed reports as they are completed in
the field. When report numbers are not available a victim’s or complainant’s name should be
listed in the Report # box. Most trainees will not complete all of these offense classifications,
however a minimum of eight (8) different report classifications will be required to complete this
section of the manual.

TYPES OF REPORTS TAKEN
 Offense Reports                                 Date             Report #
                                                                                    Initials
                                                                                    FTO        P2PT
 Animal Injury
 Assault
 Aggravated Assault
 Bomb Threat
 Burglary / Residential
 Burglary / Business
 Burglary / Non-Residential
 Burglary / Boxcar or DV
 Counterfeiting / Forgery
 Prescription Forgery
 Drug / Narcotic Violation / Misdemeanor
 Drug / Narcotic Violation / Felony
 Drug Equipment Violation
 Embezzlement
 False Pretenses / Swindle / Confidence Game
 Identity Theft
 Credit Card / ATM
 Impersonation
 Murder
 Negligent Manslaughter
 Justifiable Homicide
 DOA / Natural
 DOA / Accidental
 DOA / Unknown
 Suicide
 Attempt Suicide
 Kidnapping / Abduction
 Custodial Interference
 Purse-Snatching
 Shoplifting (Misdemeanor or Felony)
 Theft from Building


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 Theft of Motor Vehicle
 MVT / Passenger Vehicle
 Possible Stolen MVT
 Theft & Recovery / Passenger Vehicle




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TYPES OF REPORTS TAKEN (cont.)

 Offense Reports                                   Date         Report #
                                                                                 Initials
                                                                                 FTO        P2PT
 Other Larceny / Non-specific
 Carjacking
 Robbery (Business or Individual)
 Sex Offenses (Rape, Exhibitionist, etc.)
 Stalking
 Vandalism (Felony or Misdemeanor)
 Weapon Law Violation
 Runaway or Missing Person
 Accidental Injury


Directions: The trainee should record one of each of the listed forms as they are completed in
the field. When form numbers are not available a defendant’s or complainant’s name should be
listed in the Form # box. Most trainees will not complete all of these forms, however a minimum
of six (6) different forms will be required to complete this section of the manual.

TYPES OF FORMS
                                                            Form #, Report #,         FTO
 FORMS                                      Date               Booking #             Initials
 Arrest Ticket – Misdemeanor

 Arrest Ticket – Felony
 Affidavit of Complaint

 Misdemeanor Citation

 Juvenile Summons
 Tow Tickets

 Traffic Citation – long

 Traffic Citation – short
 Driver’s License Confiscation

 Gun Interview Sheet

 Right Waiver Form
 Hold Harmless – Dom. Viol.

 Hold Harmless – Vehicle

 Medical Examiner Report
 Consent to search - Vehicle



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 Consent to search – Home

 Refusal to Prosecute
 Chemical Agent

 Accident Report




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