Basic PTO Course (5 days):
The 40-hour Basic PTO Course prepares the trainer to become a Police Training Officer (PTO) under the Reno/COPS Model.
The fundamentals of post-academy training are covered including problem-based learning theory and method, available training resources, evaluation methods, emotional intelligence, the Learning Matrix, cooperative learning, mentoring, and the Neighborhood Portfolio.
PTO Program Key Benefits:
- Trainees become problem-solvers and community-oriented police officers.
- The training experience is positive, the trainee and PTO work as a team.
- The agency benefits from a federally approved training model.
Train-the-Trainer PTO Course (10 days):
The 80-hour Train-the-Trainer Course prepares the trainer to teach the 40-hour Basic PTO Course. All topics taught in the Basic Course will be covered as well as advanced topics and opportunities to create audio-visual presentations of the material. The participant will be exposed to leadership and adult-learning principles in greater depth.