17.00.150   FTO RECRUIT TRAINING PROGRAM                      (CALEA 33.4.2.)


All newly appointed officers will complete the Bellevue Police Department Field Training Officer (FTO) Program.


The FTO Program is a 15 week program that is based on the tasks/duties most frequently assigned to Bellevue Police Officers.  As a part of the FTO program new officers are evaluated daily by their FTO’s on their skills, knowledge and abilities.  Testing is done in a written test format and administered following completion of each of the 10 chapters in the FTO manual.  Each officer is also required to demonstrate their proficiency in Defensive Tactics at monthly training and biannually at the range with qualifications.