Due to ongoing concerns with COVID-19 the W.F.T.O.A. executive board has voted to cancel the 2020 conference. If you have registered and pre-paid for the conference you will be contacted and a full refund will be sent. 

We look forward to seeing you at our 2021 conference, check back soon for details. 

Please direct questions to:

Executive Director: Kevin Otto                  executivedirector@wftoa.org

Secretary/Treasurer: Brenda Reinen          treasurer@wftoa.org



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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