Washington State Chapter of NAFTO is proud to offer some great training at the 2018 State Conference.
This year’s training is specifically designed to apply to Field Training Officers and Field Trainers working in Patrol, Detention, and Communications, with 3 individual morning breakout sessions offered and a single training session in the afternoon.
- Teamwork after Catastrophic Injury
- FTO Refresher
- Enhancing FTO Skills
- Evaluating Student Officer Performance (Video Examples)
- Appraisal Errors
- FTO Program Management
- A School Shooting: “My Experience and the Journey Afterwards”
- Code 4
The fee is $130.00 per attendee. This fee includes a 1 year NAFTO membership.
Check in begins at 7AM.
Teamwork After a Catastrophic Injury – Sgt. Paul Meyer, Portland Police Bureau
On Nov. 19, 2013 Officer Paul Meyer was paralyzed from the waist down. A 110-foot tree snapped, striking him on the head and upper back as he was doing ATV training drills on Hayden Island. The officers were readying to break for lunch, riding on a trail toward their cars when the tree suddenly split. The blow cracked Meyer’s helmet. Firefighters had to rescue him on an ATV because of the trail’s remoteness. He underwent four hours of surgery after sustaining several crushed vertebrae in his neck, mid- and lower back.
Through months of demanding physical therapy, Meyer maintained a desire to return to his police job in some fashion.”From the beginning, from day one when this happened, Chief Reese has said he’s got a job waiting,” Meyer said. “I can still do a lot of things that I did before I was in a wheelchair, which makes me very lucky. I’m completely open to anything.” Meyer, 43 and a 20-year bureau veteran, was a lead instructor on special weapons and an active member of the tactical squad before the accident. He said he’ll now be working in the bureau’s armory. He’ll repair firearms, do inventory of weapons parts, research best police firearms practices and equipment, write training plans and conduct classroom instruction on use of force.
“With the loss of my legs, my role as a father has been changed forever. My role as a husband has changed. My role as a man has changed,” Meyer said. “But what remains constant is I have a way to provide for my family. It’s given me hope.” His first day back, Meyer made sure he could easily access the Training Division on the 11th floor of the Justice Center and the armory in Central Precinct.