A Field Training Officer Program in Wildlife Law Enforcement

The Field Training Officer Program is 1 part of the total wildlife officer selection process. This is accomplished by selecting experienced senior officers and placing them in specialized seminars where they are taught how to assist, direct, and evaluate probationary officers in the field. The primary objective of the Field Training Officer Program is to introduce the recruit to actual work-related experiences and to bring the officer to a level that allows him to work alone in a safe, skillful and professional manner. Secondary results are increased efficiency and supervisory experience for the field training officer, and data feedback that helps update academy entry-level criteria and standards.

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