We will be posting various aspects of the Reno/COPS Model on this page as well as sub-pages. Most will be in PDF format and may be downloaded for your use. Some documents, such as manuals, are too large to put on this site but we will be happy to send you an electronic copy of the document you request. You may go to the Contact Us page to make requests.
New training classes will be announced as they become scheduled.
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.
We are presently working on putting our Basic PTO Training Course in an online format. Jerry Hoover has been teaching online courses at the University of Nevada for 8 years. While on-site training is still available, the online training will provide access to the same training at an affordable cost and convenient time.
We have delayed offering PTO-Online until after we publish the latest update to the PTO Manual. We recently updated the 40-hour Basic PTO Course. When completed, the manual and courses will be synced. We expect to have all available by the first of the year.
Please contact us for further information.
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