Field Training Officer Programs

The April 16, 2008, program of Conversations with Cops at The Watering Hole focuses on Field Training Officer programs with Dr. Dorothy McCoy.

Program Date: April 16, 2008

Program Time: 2100 hours, Pacific

Topic: Field Training Officer Programs

Guests:  Dr. Dorothy McCoy

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About the Guest

Dr. Dorothy McCoy was a lead instructor in the Master Instructor Program of the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. She has a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology and is an accomplished therapist with a background encompassing counseling and crisis work, teaching, and writing. Dr. Dorothy McCoy is a long-time consultant to law enforcement agencies on pre-employment evaluations, group crisis invention, and trauma recovery. Moreover, Dr. Dorothy McCoy is a Diplomate with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress;  a Certified Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist; a National Certified Therapist; and, Nova-trained Community Crisis Responder.  Additionally, Dr. Dorothy McCoy is a South Carolina State Constable.

Dr. Dorothy McCoy is the author of three books: The Ultimate Book Of Personality Tests: Personality Tests For Enjoyment, Entertainment And Self-Discovery; From Shyness to Social Butterfly; and, The Manipulative Man: Identify His Behavior, Counter the Abuse, Regain Control. 

About the Watering Hole

The Watering Hole is police slang for a location cops go off-duty to blow off steam and talk about work and life.  Sometimes funny; sometimes serious; but, always interesting.

About the Host

Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years.  He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant.  He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University in Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton; and, has completed his doctoral course work. Raymond E. Foster has been a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and Fresno; and is currently a faculty advisor and lecturer with the Union Institute and University.  He has experience teaching upper division courses in law enforcement, public policy, technology and leadership.  Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One.  He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in law enforcement.

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Program Contact Information

Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA



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