As an integral component of our commitment to training, we have selected members of the Police Department to serve as Field Training Officers (FTO). These officers are:
Captain Kevin Chabot, Training Coordinator
Sergeant Adam Shaw, FTO Supervisor
Sergeant Chad Arrowsmith
Sergeant Timothy Cetrano
Sergeant William Jepson
Corporal Jeffrey Galasyn
Patrol Officer Brett Tishim
Patrol Officer Dylan McNally
Each Field Training Officer completes advanced training in how to initiate new recruits into police work. Several of our FTO’s are graduates of the National Institute of Ethics advanced field training program.
New recruits are assigned to shadow various FTO’s over a 12 week period. During this time, a broad array of law enforcement subjects are covered, to include:
Criminal and Motor Vehicle Law
Town of Wells policies, procedures, ordinances, and geography
Handling of specific incidents
Recruits are required to complete written and practical examinations during their training and are scored daily on their appearance, attitude, judgment, and motivation. The field training experience culminates with a final examination and FTO evaluation.
The FTO program strives to ensure that new officers deliver the high level of service our citizens deserve