FTO Adult Learning Techniques – Elk Grove

March 29 - 30, 2018   |   Elk Grove, CA

This class has available seating. Please click the Register Now button located above.


Elk Grove City Council Chambers
8400 Laguna Palms Way
Elk Grove, CA 95758

Class Hours

8:00am – 5:00pm

Course Control Number

POST Plan IV, Course Control Number 9100-31722-17-002

Course Description

CPOA is excited to offer an Advanced Field Training Course to enhance the training skills of training officers beyond mandatory POST training (40-hour certification and 3-day update). This course moves past the basics and identifies how adults learn best, how training officers can deliver impactful and illustrative training that is retained, and provides diverse case-study driven exercises to transform information into tangible application.

The importance of an agency’s efforts through development of a new officer/deputy is second to none and this investment impacts officer safety, retention, productivity, risk management, longevity, morale, and succession planning to name a few. Better trainers build better officers which has created the need for this advanced course, taught by experts, to help California’s training officers be as effective as possible.

This course supplements, but does not meet, the mandated content of the 24-hour FTO Update Course required every three years by POST regulation 1004(d).


Andrew Borrello -Andrew Borrello – Police Captain
Andrew Borrello is a retired Police Captain and served with the San Gabriel Police Department for over 27 years. Andy is a certified California POST Master Instructor and graduate of Command College. He has been presenting law enforcement training in multiple subjects for over twenty years and specializes in career development, career advancement/promotion, and the promotional oral interview. Andy is the book author of the Police Promotion Super Course and his published articles have included topics such as leadership, management, career development, promotional testing, community policing, risk management, and ethics. Captain Borrello has served as a consultant DBA, POLICE PROMOTE and has taught thousands of law enforcement professionals through one-on-one consultations/coaching, seminars, keynote addresses, and large presentations for agencies and professional associations. Andy’s curriculum is unique in the industry, intense, and fun and it’s based on tangible simplicity, effectiveness, and real-world application.

Javier Marquez, Retired/Police Officer
Javier Marquez began his law enforcement career when he was hired by Fremont Police in 1978 as a police cadet. In 1980 he attended the Oakland Police Academy and from there served as an FTO for 21 years overseeing over 200 trainees. Javier has held assignments in investigations, CSI, traffic investigations/reconstruction, SWAT and HNT. He has served as a Firearms, Arrest Control, Weaponless Defense, Impact weapons, and Police Motorcycle instructor. In 2006 Javier joined the newly formed Citrus Heights Police Department to create their first traffic unit and also continued to serve as an FTO. In 2009 Javier retired from Citrus Heights Police Department with 31 years of service and continued on to instruct criminal justice and firearms with the Institute of Technology until 2012.

FTO Bruce GranthamBruce Grantham, Retired/Site Administrator
A graduate of San Francisco State University and the University of San Francisco, Bruce Grantham retired from the South San Francisco Unified School District in 2006 after thirty-eight years with the District. He spent thirty-one of those years as a school site administrator at the District’s middle school, high school, and adult school campuses. A primary responsibility was training and supervising new and veteran teachers. During his last six years, Bruce also served as Director of Community Relations for the school district. It was in the role of training and supervising teachers that he discovered the usefulness of the Kaleidoscope Profile in identifying adult learning styles and how this information could enhance the teacher / student learning experience.

Bruce developed the Adult Learning Theory training model in 2004 to train FTOs and academy recruits for the South San Francisco Police Department. He has since provided Adult Learning Theory training for other Bay Area law enforcement agencies, Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) supervisors at San Francisco International Airport, as well as public and private school faculties in the Bay Area.

Who Should Attend:

Field Training Officers

Fees and Registration: $258.00

Online registration is encouraged.  Please click the Register Now link at the top of this page.

The easiest way to register a group of individuals is using our online system. To choose group registration, click the registration link at the top of this page. Login to our system or create an account. Then, on the registration page, click the second blue button indicating group registration for your agency. On the following screen, click the green button that says “Register an Attendee” and search for attendees you wish to register. Follow the prompts to complete the registration process.

Cancellation Policy:

All cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing. All cancellations are subject to a $15 administrative fee.
There will be no refund for cancellations received 15 days or less prior to the start date of the course. Refunds will not be given for no-shows.

Substitution Policy:

CPOA encourages you to make a substitution if a student cannot attend the course; substitutions will be accepted prior to the course in writing and on-site.

*Registration Policy:

CPOA will not register anyone for a class unless payment has been received in full. If you are not able to provide payment with registration you may provide a credit card to hold the seat. However, all students must be paid in full 10 days prior to the class. If payment is not received and a card has been given to hold the seat, it will be charged.