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Another group claims to be the developers of the PTO Program. What’s up?

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

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Focus Activities Should Not Be A Checklist

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

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The Neighborhood Portfolio Exercise is not a POP project

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

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Who were the members of the original PTO design team?

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

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