Hartford's latest class of police officers are beginning to work Hartford's streets on their own after completing their period of State mandated field training with experienced officers. The FTO period which stands for the designation of Field Training Officer is required for certification as a police officer and required daily paperwork on the part of the supervising officers to detail the performance of the new officers. After successfully completing the period, the new officers are given their assignments in the field.
As you encounter our new officers in Hartford's neighborhood's please try to remember to welcome them and keep in mind that respect is a two way street. Treat our newest officers, and all officers for that matter, with the same level of respect you expect in return.