Field Training Unit

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The Olathe Police Department (OPD) maintains the highest standards of professionalism with the Field Training and Evaluation Program designed to meet the following objectives:

  • Provide trained and motivated police officers capable of meeting or exceeding standards of performance required by the OPD.
  • Provide standardized training for newly hired police officers; and remedial training in areas where deficiencies are identified.
  • Create an environment that builds on the foundation of knowledge and skills recruit officers learned at the Academy to increase proficiency and develop new skills.
  • Provide on-the-job observation of each new officer’s performance and improve the OPD screening process.
  • Utilize a valid, job-related appraisal system, through a standardized and systematic approach, that documents measurement of probationary officer performance.
  • Establish career paths within the OPD by providing additional training and opportunities that develops leadership skills for officers selected as field trainers.
  • Increase efficiency and effectiveness in the OPD by enhancing the climate of professionalism and competency demanded by the ethical standards of law enforcement.

The OPD is a proud member of the National Association of Field Training Officers (NAFTO).

Call 913-971-7500 for additional information.






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