Field Training Officer Video Scenarios Instructor Manual

POST provides a set of video training scenarios to be used in Field Training Courses or by agencies in their in-house field training updates. The goal of these scenarios is to train Field Training Officers (FTOs) to properly and consistently evaluate their trainees. The video scenarios and instructor materials are designed to be used in a classroom setting. The instructor materials offered below provide assistance in navigating the web version.

To order the Field Training Video Scenarios, contact the Basic Training Bureau at (916) 227-4252. Below are resources for Instructor materials related to the video scenarios.

Please note: As of November 2022, POST began updating the videos. The newest videos should be available in the Summer of 2023.

Field Training Officer Video Scenarios Online Materials

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Use of Course Materials

What This Package Contains:
  • Before You Begin
  • 12 Video Scenarios
  • Video Scenario Program Orientation — Suggestions
  • Review of Evaluation Process
  • Standardized Evaluation Guidelines
  • Appearance
  • Attitude
  • Knowledge
  • Performance
  • Relationships

Chapter 2 - Instructor Materials

  • How to Use The Materials
  • Other Uses of Video Footage
  • Time Code Log
Set A
  • Shoplifting Call
  • Domestic Violence Call
  • Traffic Stop/Traffic Violation
Set B
  • Burglary Report Call
  • Armed Robbery Call
  • Auto Burglary (In Progress)
Set C
  • W&I 5150 Call
  • Hate Crime (In Progress)
  • Missing Person Report
Set D
  • Drunk in Public Call
  • Loud Music Call
  • Narcotics Violation (In Progress)
  • Full DOR Exercise

Chapter 3 - Forms for Testing and Documentation Exercises

  • Finding Forms
  • Order of Forms
  • DOR - Full 3-Page Form
  • Begin 12 Scene Forms

Begin 4 Set Forms (Alternative Forms)

Chapter 4 - DOR Rating/Scoring Key