Field Training Office (Training)

A Message from LE FTO ...

Greetings, Welcome to the PBSO LE FTO webpage. We are happy you stopped by. The L.E. F.T.O. program is comprised of 70 Field Training Officers, 16 Field Training Sergeants throughout thirteen law enforcement districts. We also have field training officers representing several specialty units, which include the following: K-9 Unit, Marine Unit, Aviation Unit, Narcotics Division, Traffic Division, Community Policing Unit, and several Detective Divisions. Responsibilities of the L.E. Field Training Unit are comprised of training Community Service Aides, newly hired experienced officers from other agencies across the State of Florida, academy training, and preparing monthly roll call training for the agency.

After graduation from a police academy the new recruit will complete a full a thirteen week program of training. It is during this time the F.T.O. demonstrates how to do the job of a deputy sheriff. They offer guidance and assistance, while mentoring the Trainee through any difficulties he or she might demonstrate. Upon successful completion of the program the Trainee will be assigned to a district for assignment. The Field Training Unit is committed to train and develope new recruits, and seasoned police officers who come to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. The experienced officers complete a shorter version of training, which is based upon thier perofrmance and understanding of PBSO methods. The LE FTO staff is committed to ensure all new hire employees continue to receive the best quality training in the country.

Sincerely yours,

Lt. Bruce Hannan

FTO of the Quarter:

Cpl. Joe Korb of District 1

March 27, 2007

Dear Sir,
I am proud to nominate Corporal Joseph Korb for the Field Training Officer of the Quarter. Cpl. Korb is a 20 year veteran deputy sheriff who is currently assigned as a field training officer. Cpl. Korb?s vast law enforcement experience is an asset to the field training program. He is challenged repeatedly to teach and mentor newly hired officers as they begin their career as law enforcement officers.

Even though Cpl. Korb has trained deputies for several years, it has not stopped him from developing new innovative methods of relaying important information. He realizes the importance of providing the best possible tools for the profession. Over the years, Cpl. Korb has taught the new officers the necessity of documenting an incident in a well written report, and has encouraged the officers to continue to develop their report writing skills.

Cpl. Korb has reviewed and critiqued thousands of reports throughout his career and identified areas which could be improved. Recently, Cpl. Korb went a step further with his training career and made an outstanding contribution to the Palm Beach County Sheriff?s Office which will assist all deputies with future reports. He took it upon himself to assist the profession with a difficult task, to develop a thorough, but simple, way to teach an officer how to write a clear and concise report.

Cpl. Korb developed a course which was submitted to the Palm Beach County Sheriff?s Office administration for review. The agency was overwhelmingly impressed with the program and immediately implemented it with the new hire orientation. In addition, it is being offered to the senior officers who have determined a need for improvement.

The three day course begins with a review of Basic English, to include the use of proper grammar, spelling and sentence structure. The officers are taught proper note taking and instructed on how to convert elements of a crime into words. Cpl. Korb utilizes various writing styles as examples, to include well written and poorly written reports. Although the course sounds like a typical report writing class, it is Cpl. Korb who makes the course inspirational and challenging.

He instituted an exercise called ?Round Up,? in which the students are allowed to ask ?the victim? one question and then jointly formulate a report regarding the incident.

Due to the overwhelming positive response from the students, the administration has requested that Cpl. Korb develop an advanced report writing class to continue with the promotion of professionalism through writing.

Cpl. Korb is a true leader and is an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of law enforcement. His self initiated desire to assist fellow law enforcement officers with the improvement of their writing abilities will not only better the officer and the agency, but will be a factor with providing improved police service to the public.

Sgt. Dieter Josef

New to the FTO Program

Alex Alfonso #8563
Michael Dombroski #8564
Marcel Dos Santos #8565
Jimmy Franscisco #8566
Vance Harper Jr. #8567
Greg Lynch #8568
Oscar Maturrana #8569
Tuileva Taliau #8570
Osee Dumell #8573
Corey Noxon #8574
Alan Smith #8575
John Brown #8678
Kathryn Clark #7094
Lara Usbalso #8679
Dennis Conway # 8730
Paul Cunningham #8721
Daniel Delia # 8720
Jay Grant # 8732
Kurt Kloepping # 3871
Neil Moore # 8724
Moises Moldes # 8733
Christopher Ori # 8722
Johmie Reid #7710
David Schneider # 8723
Rick Shawver # 8731
Kelli White # 8718
Matthew Williams # 8725
Harold Seiler # 8719