40-hour Basic PTO Course; El Paso County S.O. (Colorado Springs, CO); February 7-11, 2022;
President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing Recommends PTO
5.13.1 Action Item: The U.S. Department of Justice should support the development of broad Field Training Program standards and training strategies that address changing police culture and organizational procedural justice issues that agencies can adopt and customize to local needs.
A potential model for this is the Police Training Officer program developed by the COPS Office in collaboration with PERF and the Reno (Nevada) Police Department. This problem-based learning strategy used adult learning theory and problem solving tools to encourage new officers to think with a proactive mindset, enabling the identification of and solution to problems within their communities.
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I know the site people are referring to. I am saddened by the way the site claims that they were “the developers” of the PTO program. They were hired by me to write the manual months after the original team … Continue reading
Focus activities should never be structured so that they are listed with dates of completion. Focus activities are general guidelines for the PTO to use to direct the activities of a trainee. Focus Activities fall into four categories: High frequency … Continue reading
The Neighborhood Portfolio Exercise (NPE) was not designed to be a POP project as some agencies are now doing. The NPE was originally created by the San Diego Police Department (as a Neighborhood Profile) and was intended to train new … Continue reading
There has been some confusion about who really designed the PTO Program. Most people know that the COPS Office of the Department of Justice funded the original development of PTO. However, some people have claimed to be part of the … Continue reading