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    FTO Insignia's

    Hey all,

    What do your FTO's wear on uniforms, here, they are given cpl stripes, a gold badge (instead of silver) and an fto pin. Ive seen other depts were they have Lcpl stripes, with FTO below and others stuff. so what does your dept. do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FEDCOPPER74 View Post
    Hey all,

    What do your FTO's wear on uniforms, here, they are given cpl stripes, a gold badge (instead of silver) and an fto pin. Ive seen other depts were they have Lcpl stripes, with FTO below and others stuff. so what does your dept. do.
    a small strap on the sholder that says fto
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    Our FTO's wear nothing that would identify them as such.

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    2 stripes and delayed FTO bonus pay.

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    Same with us, an FTO has two stripes resembling the rank of corporal, although we call them "P-3." No other insignia on the uniform.

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    Two stripes......we also have FTO pins that denote how long someone has been a FTO.....different pins for new FTO, 3 years, and 5 years.

    We also have a new rank of Master FTO
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    Our dept has nothing except a pin that you wouldnt know what it means by looking at it, although we wear plain clothes the last phase of our recruits training.

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    "Field Training Officer" tag worn under the badge and a silver strap on the bus driver hat

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    nada out here. i believe they were suppose to get pins but nothing yet

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    Nothing. Some local agencies wear FTO collar brass or pocket pins.

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    Two stripes and a star....we call them senior officers

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    Green fto pins that go above the name.

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    I don't now, nor have I ever understood the reason for wearing all that insignia crap on ones shirt (except the helicopter pilot wings). Maybe the public is dazzled with collar badges and ribbons. Nonetheless, the department has training officers wear something fancy and shinny that indicate FTO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CPD7297 View Post
    I don't now, nor have I ever understood the reason for wearing all that insignia crap on ones shirt (except the helicopter pilot wings). Maybe the public is dazzled with collar badges and ribbons. Nonetheless, the department has training officers wear something fancy and shinny that indicate FTO.
    they've earned it.... FTO seems to be a pretty selfless position from what i've seen.... they want a pin/stripes... give it to them....

    no matter the profession.... everyone needs to be shown they're appreciated for their hard work....

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    Because of a funny thing that I witnessed I dont reccomend the one L.S.P. has,it is a blue rectangular badge thats says simply "Training Officer".

    I once backed up a female trooper on a DUI stop,the susp. was constantly turning to me to plead his case,and I kept telling him you need to talk to the trooper,he finally turned to her and slurred the memorable (this happened in 1979 or so),phrase,"Look lady,no disrespect,I appreciate you girls trying to do a mans job,BUT I can see by your badge there(FTO one) that you are still in trainig"

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    We have small FTO brass pins or it is engraved on the name plate

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    Corporals/ 2 gold striped and Cpl title nametag

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAschoolCop View Post
    Two stripes and a star....we call them senior officers
    I think that patch is awesome-

    Adam-12 memories all over again.

    Up here our dept. has nothing-But one of the ones up the road has corpral stripes with F.T.O. underneath the patch.


    The LA one kicks *** though.

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    FTO's for us, have the title engraved on their name tags. there has been some rumors about this changing but things move slowly here.

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    FTO pin above our name tag. Nothing to special.......

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    Our department has blue straps with "FTO" in gold around our shoulder epulets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OliverR View Post
    I think that patch is awesome-

    Adam-12 memories all over again.

    Up here our dept. has nothing-But one of the ones up the road has corpral stripes with F.T.O. underneath the patch.


    The LA one kicks *** though.
    Oliver, the LAPD patch you have there is for a Senior Lead Officer (a P-3+1, it's not our FTO rank.) Our FTO rank is the two stripes minus the star.

    You are correct about Adam-12 though, Malloy did have the Senior Lead Officer insignia and he was apparently Reed's FTO.... for about 6 years! Guess Reed needed a lot of remediation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Copper View Post
    Oliver, the LAPD patch you have there is for a Senior Lead Officer (a P-3+1, it's not our FTO rank.) Our FTO rank is the two stripes minus the star.

    You are correct about Adam-12 though, Malloy did have the Senior Lead Officer insignia and he was apparently Reed's FTO.... for about 6 years! Guess Reed needed a lot of remediation.
    Ahh I see now-All is clear!
    And yes six years of FTO-Kinda crazy!

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