“I’ve spent 27 years as a cop and 10 years designing and teaching college courses. I’ve put those experiences together and built the best FTO courses available, period!”

— Kevin Kelleher, Trainer

Kevin Kelleher, M.Ed., began his police career providing police, fire and ambulance services on northern Minnesota’s Iron Range. He later joined the Bloomington, Minnesota, Police Department and served in a variety of capacities, including patrol, SWAT, detective, patrol sergeant, K-9 supervisor, Deputy Director of Emergency Management, and ran the Office of Training and Development. Learn more about why Kevin is a great FTO trainer.

Our experienced team

Field Training Solutions has developed a unique approach to FTO training. Sure, we’ve had years of on-the-ground law enforcement experience, but we’re also educators, with a deeper understanding about how trainees learn—and the obstacles that can get in the way of that learning. Kevin Kelleher, who already had a successful law enforcement career, decided to return to school to get his M.Ed. in order to establish a new, more effective style of FTO training. Meet our trainers and learn about how you can host an FTO course at your facility.

Real-world training courses

Have you customized one of the common field training programs to fit your unique training needs? We’re ready to adapt curriculum to fit your particular program, and we can also tailor our courses for special situations. Besides FTO training for law enforcement agencies, we also provide programs for university security teams and private security firms. Our FTO Basic and FTO Refresher courses provide the framework; we’ll customize to fit your program. Send your trainees to an upcoming course—see what’s coming up on our schedule.

What cops are saying

Our training programs are anything but boring. At the conclusion of each of our sessions, we ask participants to tell us what they liked or give us suggestions for improvement. We’re proud to say we consistently receive kudos for our engaging, effective training programs. Read our testimonials. Once a new client brings us in for FTO training, they usually ask us to return—again and again. Our extensive client list is a testament to our effective, on-target FTO training programs.

News from the field

Kevin Kelleher, M. Ed., brings a wealth of experience to his role as FTO trainer. He’s passionate about staying on top of trends in educational approaches as well as the challenges facing law enforcement agencies, university security departments, and private security firms. Read his articles here.


All FTO courses are now offered as online training. Learn more about remote learning.