The Field Training Concept in Criminal Justice Agencies

The Field Training Concept in Criminal Justice Agencies

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For courses in Administration of Justice, Supervision in the Justice System, Management Issues, Training Issues.

The first definitive work on the subject, this manual/workbook provides students with a hands-on introduction to the concepts, practices, tactics, and philosophies of the field training experience. It details the implementation and operation of the popular San Jose Model-now used by nearly 75% of law enforcement agencies and a significant number of telecommunications and corrections facilities.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 208.3 x 269.2 x 5.1mm | 567g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130177873
  • 9780130177872

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The Field Training Concept in Criminal Justice Agencies is the first and most comprehensive work on the subject of field training in the criminal justice system. The manual, which is based on the San Jose Model of the Field Training and Evaluation Program concept, has across-the-board application for all components of the Criminal Justice System. Whether the reader works in law enforcement, telecommunications, or corrections, the process for training and evaluating newly hired employees is explained. The Field Training Concept in Criminal Justice Agencies is written for academy instructors, agency administrators, FTO Program managers, and Field Training Officers in agencies of every type and size.

The justice system is the focus of public scrutiny, more so today than ever before. It is imperative that only the competent be retained, that training be comprehensive and job-related, that evaluations be objective, and that an effective learning environment be created! It is equally important that training and evaluation programs follow a path required by the court and EEOC Guidelines, as demonstrated in this book.

The Field Training Concept in Criminal Justice Agencies addresses these issues and more in this definitive work, based on author Glenn Kaminsky's 30-year consultation and training relationship with the San Jose Model, the concept most widely used across the nation!
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Table of contents

1. Field Training Programs.

2. Liability Issues.

3. Evaluation and Documentation.

4. Other Program Components.

5. The Field Training Officer.

6. Supervision and Management.

7. Teaching and Learning.

8. Communication for Success.

Final Thoughts.

Appendix A: Report Writing Exercises.

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"The emphasis and balance given to each subject in this manual appears to be very appropriate.... The level of the material is appropriate for a wide range of police departments and may only be inappropriate for the smallest, least trained municipalities, where 'FTO' would not be a reality. Mr. Kaminsky has a very good approach, which utilizes adult learning theory to 'tell, show, do'.... I am unaware of the competitors or materials even marginally on the level of this manual.... This is the only manual that I would use for training or reference within our program."-Sergeant Bob Littlejohn, Public Safety Training Center, Bellevue, WA
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About Glenn F. Kaminsky

GLENN F. KAMINSKY served as a member of the Boulder Police Department from 1981 until his retirement in April 1993. While a member of that agency, he was Division Chief of both the Patrol and Detective Divisions. He also served as the acting Chief of Police.

Kaminsky went to Colorado from a position with the San Jose Police Department. He served there from 1956 until his recruitment to Boulder. Kaminsky left San Jose as a Lieutenant, having served in the Bureaus of Field Operations, Administration, and Investigations.

One of the many highlights of his career had to do with his participation in the development of what has become known as the San Jose Model Field Training and Evaluation Program.

This concept, also known as the Field Training Officer (FTO) Program, has become the national model for the training of newly appointed law enforcement personnel-not only for the street officer but for other dimensions as well.

Since 1975, Kaminsky has worked with members of more than one thousand criminal justice organizations in their efforts to implement the Field Training and Evaluation Program concept. The model, first developed for the municipal agency patrol officer, has been adapted to corrections, communications, fish and wildlife park rangers, court and campus security, transit authorities, probation and parole, and other related private and public sector functions. He is a recognized expert in the areas of training, evaluation, and supervision/management skills.

Glenn is also known for his presentation skills. He has appeared on radio and television. Additionally, he is an accomplished author and is in demand as a public speaker.

He holds a master's degree in Administration of Justice (with dual emphasis on Public Administration and Instructional Development) and a bachelor's degree in police science.

He is a member of and/or director in numerous criminal justice organizations including the International Association of Chiefs of Police, International Association of Women Police Officers, California Association of Police Training Officers, California Association of Criminal Justice Educators, and the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers. Glenn is Executive Director of the National Association of Field Training Officers.

A former partner in Roberts, Kaminsky & Associates, he is now the sole owner of Kaminsky & Associates Inc., a training and consulting firm that offers a variety of services to criminal justice organizations.
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