GLENN F. KAMINSKY served as a member of the Boulder Police Department from 1981 until his retirement in April 1993. While a member of that agency, he was Division Chief of both the Patrol and Detective Divisions. He also served as the acting Chief of Police.
Kaminsky went to Colorado from a position with the San Jose Police Department. He served there from 1956 until his recruitment to Boulder. Kaminsky left San Jose as a Lieutenant, having served in the Bureaus of Field Operations, Administration, and Investigations.
One of the many highlights of his career had to do with his participation in the development of what has become known as the San Jose Model Field Training and Evaluation Program.
This concept, also known as the Field Training Officer (FTO) Program, has become the national model for the training of newly appointed law enforcement personnel-not only for the street officer but for other dimensions as well.
Since 1975, Kaminsky has worked with members of more than one thousand criminal justice organizations in their efforts to implement the Field Training and Evaluation Program concept. The model, first developed for the municipal agency patrol officer, has been adapted to corrections, communications, fish and wildlife park rangers, court and campus security, transit authorities, probation and parole, and other related private and public sector functions. He is a recognized expert in the areas of training, evaluation, and supervision/management skills.
Glenn is also known for his presentation skills. He has appeared on radio and television. Additionally, he is an accomplished author and is in demand as a public speaker.
He holds a master's degree in Administration of Justice (with dual emphasis on Public Administration and Instructional Development) and a bachelor's degree in police science.
He is a member of and/or director in numerous criminal justice organizations including the International Association of Chiefs of Police, International Association of Women Police Officers, California Association of Police Training Officers, California Association of Criminal Justice Educators, and the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers. Glenn is Executive Director of the National Association of Field Training Officers.
A former partner in Roberts, Kaminsky & Associates, he is now the sole owner of Kaminsky & Associates Inc., a training and consulting firm that offers a variety of services to criminal justice organizations.
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