Knox County
Sheriff's Office

Knox County
Sheriff's Office


Field Training Officer

Preparing for the Field



The purpose of the Field Training Officer Program is to expand on the knowledge and skills received by an officer upon completion of a Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy with the end goal of a skilled, confident and capable solo officer. 


What We do


Skills Developed

The FTO Program is divided into four phases each of which taking approximately one month to complete. During each phase, a Probationary Officer will be assigned a Field Training Officer. The PO will be evaluated daily in all aspects of patrol procedures and tested at the end of each phase. Upon successful completion of the FTO Program, the officer is assigned to a patrol shift as a solo officer.



Contact The Field Training Division

To find out more information regarding our Field Training program, please contact us by completing the form.  

**If this is an emergency or if you are in need of police response, please call 911**


Tel: (865) 215-2243

Sheriff Tom Spangler

Knox County Sheriff's Office

Knoxville, TN

Tom Spangler, Sheriff