May 16, 2020
Hello WFTOA members, I want to greet everyone with the hopes that you and your families are safe and healthy in these unusual times. We are faced with the uncertainty in our daily and professional lives. With all these concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and what the future holds, the WFTOA board is seeking input from you and your organization. Please take a few moments to answer the below questions and respond to myself or another board member in your region. 
Kevin Otto-Exec. Director

Upcoming Conference September 16th-18th 2020



W.F.T.O.A., The Wisconsin Field Training Officers Association, is an educational and professional association concerned with apprenticeship training (commonly known to as the Field Training Officer concept) for Law Enforcement, Communications, and Corrections personnel. Educators, Administrators and other Criminal Justice practitioners are also encouraged to participate.

The Wisconsin Field Training Officers Association is a resource for Field Training Officers for developing their field training program to provide the necessary training to new officers.

We will strive to meet your needs. You are the organization, we are simply the facilitators. Together, we will all move forward to get the best trainers.


2020 Featured Speakers

Officer Adam Meyers

Village of Lake Hallie PD

Walmart Incident Debrief

Marathon County Sheriff's Office

Failure to Train Litigation

Chris Prochut


Denise Amber Lee Foundation

Officer Ryan Williams

Fond du Lac PD - Debrief

Frank Sullivan

Wisconsin Department of Justice

Chaplain Dick Kendall

Critical Incidents and Tragedy through the Chaplain’s Eyes

2019 FTO of the Year

Kyle Knepler - Hudson Police Department

Kyle is an Officer with the Hudson Police Department. He has been an officer with two departments for over 10 years, seven of which he has been an FTO. Due to his expertise and dedication to the FTO program, Kyle is the lead FTO. He is the first FTO new officers will train with. 


Kyle has taken to this role and has excelled at it. He has assisted with reviewing FTO policy and reviewing and assisting with making upgrades to the training manuals.   
Kyle is dedicated to his family and community. He often volunteers with schools and community events.  
W.F.T.O.A. is always looking for the next FTO of the Year. Please nominate someone from your agency that you feel deserves this award. Find out more information here.


September 16-18, 2020


115 W Doty St

Madison WI 53703

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