Field Training & Evaluation Program (FTEP)
|The FTEP consists of a 21-week on the job training program|
for newly hired police officers. This training is divided
into two sections including eight weeks of classroom
orientation training in a static/ semi-dynamic atmosphere
and 15 weeks of training in patrol with certified Field Training Officers (FTOs) assigned on a rotating basis.
Orientation consists of 8-weeks of classroom and practical aptitude styles of training for non-certified recruit officers or those recruit officers with limited time on the streets. This training will give non-certified officers the training needed to prepare them for the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy and for the Field Training and Evaluation Program. During Orientation Recruit Officers will take various written tests to ensure retention and understanding of material covered. Testing includes:
- A pre-orientation test
- 10-code/ phonetic alphabet testing
- ASP Baton practical and written test
- EVOC test with practical aptitude
- CPR/ Tactical First Aide
- Tennessee and NCIC/ TIES exam
- Firearm qualifications for both pistol and shotgun
- OC spray exposure
- Defensive Tactics instruction and practical aptitude testing
- A post-orientation test
Certified Officers with experience will complete a three-week orientation that will focus on the training required by the Murfreesboro Police Department and to ensure those officers are trained in accordance to the policies of the Murfreesboro Police Department.
Certified Recruit Officers are eligible, based on experience and performance, to complete a 10-week accelerated Field Training and Evaluation Program. The accelerated program is based on the performance of the Officer at the end of four-weeks and by the recommendation of the Field Training and Evaluation Coordinator.
Additionally, the FTEP is affiliated with the National Association of Field Training Officers and the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Officers Association. The Training Staff acts as department liaison between the department and the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy (TLETA).