PTO (Police Training Officer) Train the Trainer Course

80-hour Training Course / KLEC Approved for 8.0 CEUs

$1295.00 Discounted rate if paid by cash/check / $1334.00 If paid by Visa/MC/Discover

Course Description

This training has been approved by the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council (KLEC). Participants will learn principles of problem-based learning and how to apply them in the police training environment in order to instruct/train others to become competent and successful Police Training Officers (PTO’s). Upon completion, the participant will have an in-depth understanding of the principles necessary to increase a learner’s ability to succeed as a Police Training Officer in the field.  They shall be introduced to all aspects of the PTO model of post-academy training. They should have a thorough understanding of how each component of the program is interconnected and how this interconnectivity facilitates good police practice and community support.

Topics covered include:

  • The role of rubrics in the learning and evaluation process
  • The application of Bloom’s Taxonomy to the development of objectives and rubrics
  • The role of emotional intelligence in the learning environment
  • The facilitation of a self-directed learning environment


  • To produce graduates who are able to effectively develop and utilize rubrics and apply these principles to the learning and evaluation process
  • To apply Bloom’s Taxonomy and develop objectives and rubrics and increase the level of learning for their students
  • To understand how emotional intelligence plays a role in the learning environment and how they, as an instructor, can impact this in a positive manner for their students
  • To develop the ability as an instructor to facilitate a self-directed learning environment for their students

Course Materials and Equipment


Course materials (i.e., Powerpoint presentations, handouts, articles, etc.) will be provided electronically for this course on a computerized access link provided to registered students prior to the class.   It is highly recommended that students download course materials to a laptop, tablet or other device  prior to the first day of class and bring the device with them to the course.  Otherwise, students should print SPI-provided course materials from the access link and bring printed materials with them to class.

In order to download course materials from the access link, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel software (Office Suite) should be installed on laptop, tablet or other device.

Upcoming Training and Lodging

This course is currently being offered only through contract. Please contact with inquiries. 


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