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NAFTO National Conference

JUNE 26th – 28th, 2024
LOCATION: Hilton Salt Lake City Center
255 S W Temple St.
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101

NAFTO is proud to offer some outstanding training at our 2024 3-Day National Conference in Salt Lake City, UT. We are presenting a new format, with 24 different sessions, over 3 full days of classes, to maximize your training experience! This conference is specifically designed for Field Trainers working in Patrol, Detention, Communications, and Emergency Medicine. NAFTO is working to prepare your Field Training Unit for the challenges of 21st Century Policing by providing a comprehensive and client-oriented curriculum. NAFTO presents course topics including Constitutional Policing, 21st Century Policing, Communication, Remedial Training, Standardization, Interpersonal Skills, Emotional Intelligence, Instructor Development, Reducing Liability, and Program Defensibility.
General Session presentation by special guest Anthony Bandiero (Blue To Gold Training)
Anthony Bandiero is the Senior Legal Instructor for Blue to Gold Law Enforcement Training. He is also a Nationally Certified Instructor, and many consider him to be one of the best legal instructors in the nation. He has studied constitutional law for over twenty years and has taught search and seizure to over 30,000 officers around the country. Before teaching search and seizure full-time, Anthony was a sergeant with the Nevada Highway Patrol in Las Vegas, Nevada. His assignments included traffic enforcement, emergency driving instructor, and training supervisor. Anthony also has experience as a municipal officer with the Elko Police Department. Anthony’s education includes a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Harvard University. He graduated from Gonzaga School of Law in Spokane, Washington, and is a practicing member of the Washington and New Jersey State Bar.
General Session presentation by special guest Mike Warren (Virtual Academy)
Michael Warren is a 23 year veteran of the Novi Police Department in the Detroit Metropolitan area. During his time with his agency he has served as a patrol officer, FTO, detective, DEA Task Force Officer, patrol sergeant, and Training and Standards Sergeant and oversaw the agency’s use of force training program.

A big believer in life-long learning, Michael has earned a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice. In addition, he is a graduate of the Michigan State University School of Police Staff and Command. Michael was certified as a Force Science Analyst and has continued his studies in this realm.Michael has studied extensively the effects of stress on human decision-making. With this knowledge, he focused on constant improvement of training programs at the agency and in his teaching roles to provide the most effective use of training time and dollars.

General Session presentation by special guest Jason Devlin (NextGen FTO)

Sergeant Jason Devlin has been a police officer with the City of Scottsdale since May 2003. During his time in law enforcement, Jason has served as a patrol officer, DUI enforcement officer, patrol sergeant, and is currently the sergeant of the Professional Development Unit. His current duties include supervision of the Field Training Program, Emerging Leaders Program, and Adaptive Decision-Making Program. Jason has been a keynote speaker and instructor at multiple law enforcement conferences on training development, adaptive decision-making, and field training. Prior to becoming a police officer, Jason was a 7th grade mathematics teacher. He also operates a law enforcement training and consulting business called Thin Blue Line of Leadership which interacts with an international law enforcement community through multiple social media platforms.

General Session presentation by special guest Paige Arnone (Firstgevity)

Paige is an AZPOST certified instructor, entrepreneur, retired skydiver, coffee connoisseur, and midcentury modern enthusiast. She is certified in teaching Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Yin Yoga. Paige’s childhood was filled with trauma, loneliness, and pain. Yet, she learned how to survive and protect herself from a very young age. She was born into an unstable home environment, where her living place frequently changed. Growing up, Paige faced many challenges and had to learn how to be self-sufficient. Her biological parents were absent, both addicts. Her dad was in and out of prison. She had little family support and no one to be there for her. This left her extremely reactive and angry. As a yoga teacher and practitioner for over ten years, she’s seen the transformative power of yoga firsthand. The emotional and physical benefits have changed her life in indescribable ways. She is grateful to share this practice with her students and help them transform their lives the way it’s transformed hers.

General Session presentation by special guest Dan Greene (NAFTO)

Dan Greene is a 25-year veteran and sergeant with the Chandler Police Department in Chandler, Arizona. Dan spent over 14 years involved in the FTO program at the Chandler Police Department. As an FTO and an FTO Sergeant, Dan has played a role in training over 250 new officers and nearly 30 newly promoted sergeants in the Chandler Police Department. Dan is currently the executive director of the National Association of Field Training Officers (NAFTO) and helped NAFTO build the nation’s first and currently only IADLEST-certified Basic FTO Certification Course. In 2017, Dan was honored to be recognized by the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) as the ILEETA Trainer of the Year.

Breakout Sessions Offered:
18 Breakout session topics and 2 panel discussions will include:
Instructor Development, Deficient Trainees, Communication, Training Mindset, Health & Wellness, Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Coaching & Mentoring, Cognitive Learning, Contemporary Training Needs, and Case Law Updates

Registration is $450.00 per non-NAFTO member attendees and $425.00 for current NAFTO members. This fee includes a 1-year NAFTO membership/renewal, 3 breakfasts, 2 catered lunches.
Questions can be e-mailed to director@nafto.org
LODGING IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE ATTENDEES. The Hilton is offering an amazing room rate of $194.00/night, and we have a room block of 100 rooms per night. Last year we sold out of rooms. Don’t wait to make your reservation! https://book.passkey.com/event/50726539/owner/1422/home
Cost savings considerations at this year’s conference:
The hotel is a free 20-minute ride from the airport on TRAX, Utah’s Light Rail System. It picks up at the airport, and drops you off less than one block from the hotel. It’s free to use with an airplane boarding pass (coming or going). No rental car required.
Minutes from SLC International Airport, a Delta hub, with many direct flight options.
6 meals provided for reduced Per Diem.
Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, with numerous dining and entertainment options within walking distance.
18 breakout session class options, 2 panel discussions, and 4 general session presentations over 3 days full days of training.
Due to restriction from the venue, REGISTRATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED by June 13th, 2024. Seating limited to the 1st 175 applicants.
Early Conference Check-In Begins Tuesday, June 25th, at 1800 Hours, on the 2nd floor, in the event space area.
Don’t forget, there’s still time to submit applications for Master Field Training Officer and nominations for Field Training Officer of the Year. All applications and nominations must be received by March 15th, 2023. Master Field Training Officer certification costs your agency nothing and is a great way to recognize the hard work and dedication of your department’s Field Training Officers.