Great programs seek to eliminate bias in field training observation from field trainer to field trainer
What does the ideal field training program look like?
When evaluating your field training program, there is a lot to consider. Agency 360 studies field training programs every day. Here’s what we’ve found about what the best systems have in common.
Typical Field Training Program Structures with Problems
Lack of a formal system poses serious legal risk to the agency and its supervisors
Paper-based FTO programs cause too much work, are filled out inconsistently, and create unnecessary errors
DIY templates often miss steps, are hard to distribute changes, and can be redundant.
Software that is too difficult to understand will be rejected by users; Agency 360 makes it easy.
How Does Agency 360 FTO Software Support the Ideal Field Training Program?
Our value to your agency is that we will tirelessly pursue the ideal FTO Software. Our engineers are constantly seeking to make your job easier.
HELP FTOS GRADE TO THE SAME STANDARD
Field training officers are busy, the task of watching their trainee while performing the job can be overwhelming. A common mistake is for an FTO to forget how specifically the agency wants him/her to grade a certain performance category. However, not consistently training to the organization’s standards can wreck havoc on your field training program and put your organization in legal trouble. With Agency360’s field training software, field training officers can quickly see the standard evaluation guidelines on screen as daily observation report is completed.
INSTANT ACCESS TO TRAINEE INFORMATION
The best training is one that allows you to give timely corrections of potential opportunities for improvement. Agency360’s FTO software allows supervisors to see how a trainee is progressing giving you immediate feedback of where a trainee stands. With detailed graphs and reports you can now defend your decisions and present the information in more visually appealing manner.
FTO DOCUMENTATION IS COMPLETE AND ERROR FREE
Have you ever dug through your old paperwork and found incomplete forms and missing pieces of information? Agency360’s FTO Software requires forms be completed correctly prior to submitting them. Never have the frustration of incomplete forms again and eliminate wasting time tracking down FTOs to correct the paperwork.
SUPERVISORS ARE ABLE TO ACT ON PROBLEMS IMMEDIATELY
Robust reporting with instant access to real-time data allows everyone who needs to know the ability to see intimate details of your field training program. Instead of explaining the status of trainees in and field training officers with piles of paperwork, break it down in easy to understand graphs.
Agency 360 Designs All Public Safety Software To Be:
• Quick training
• Maintenance free
• Easy access to records
• Instant quantitative details• Error checking
There are plenty of reasons to make the switch to Agency 360. Our FTO software will help you:
- Save each of your Field Trainers, Supervisors, and Field Training Coordinators a few hours of paperwork each week.
- Avoid having to buy a server, software to run it, and dealing with the routine maintenance to keep it operating.
- Access your field training information anytime, anywhere, and not wonder where the weekend’s observations went.
- See your data in new ways with graphs and charts to justify and defend your decisions.
- Help the environment by reducing your paper use.
What they’re saying about Agency 360:
The best choice our department made in choosing a web-based field training FTO software program.
– Sergeant Rob Smith, Logansport Police Department –
FAQ About Field Training Software
Can we customize the performance categories and rating scale to our Field Training program?
Customizing the Agency 360 FTO Software is simple and requires almost no technical skills to adapt the Field Training Software to match your internal field training program.
Can we track our service calls during training?
Yes. Tracking call types is super easy and detailed statistics are available in real-time. These stats can be easily accessed from a variety of different devices.
Can we still print out a field training binder for each recruit?
Yes! The difference is that the binder that used to take hours to produce are available at a touch of a button and are consistent from recruit to recruit
Does this work for different training models like the San Jose Field Training Model?
The field training software (FTO Software) that Agency 360 is designed to incorporate any model. Because it can be customized so easily, there are few limits to the types of field trainings that can be tracked.
Can I compare trainee performance?
Absolutely. Knowing how each trainee is performing relative to their peers is an important feature of field training software. It allows you to assess not only individual candidates, but also field trainers and the field training program, in general.
Can my trainees evaluate their FTO?
Yes, there is actually an FTO critique form built into the system!
FTO Software as low as $1197 per year for agencies under 100 total employees
* A one-time setup fee may apply.