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State and Local Law Enforcement Training Symposium (In-Service)

This training symposium is being conducted at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center located in Artesia, NM. This program offers dynamic workshops for sworn law enforcement officers from state, local, rural, tribal and territorial agencies. These highly requested courses are taught by subject matter experts from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers and are state certified where available. Below is a list of three (3) specialized training tracks that will be available:

TRACK 1:  Law Enforcement Driving Skills

– The Driver Training Branch (DTB) will be offering multiple driving courses to include Emergency Response, Pursuit/Evasive and 4x4 Operation. Attendees will receive classroom and on-range instruction in the proven principles and techniques associated with emergency and non-emergency response operation. Students will operate fully equipped police package sedans and SUV’s during the three days of training. Training will be conducted on our 1.6 mile emergency response range and 25 acre 4x4 training complex. DTB will also be offering a four hour block of instruction on the Below 100 Program. Knowledge and skill gained through these courses will provide attending LEO’s with a better understanding of law enforcement vehicle operation and its associated dangers.

TRACK 2:  Use of Force

– This program includes classroom lecture and interactive hands on training in use of force situational scenario based environments which requires the officer to employ their knowledge in use of force techniques and judgmental decision making. The student will learn via hands-on participation and demonstration about use of force applications, documentation, and courtroom testimony. The students will be expected to not only demonstrate proficiency in use of force principles and case law, but also articulate both verbally and in writing facts that justify a particular use of force.

TRACK 3:  Advanced Interviewing for Law Enforcement Officers

 – This course will provide the students with an arsenal of methods and skills to use during the course of various interview and interrogation situations they will face on a daily basis. This training program will teach students how to obtain information effectively through various interview and interrogation methods, techniques and theory. The student will learn the advantages of effective verbal and non-verbal communication as well as ways to detect deception through verbal and non-verbal observations of others. Interview and interrogation theories will be presented along with various techniques of approaching different types of interview situations. These skills will help the students prepare for their real world cases.

Participants who select Tracks 1 and 2 will be required to have a medical screening prior to the start of class. The screening will be performed by medical staff at the FLETC at no cost to you. Your acceptance/confirmation letter will provide additional information (e.g., duty weapons check-in process).

Type: Advanced

Length: 3 days

Prerequisites for Attendance

Applicants must be sworn state, local, campus, rural or tribal law enforcement officers.


There will be NO COST for tuition, meals and lodging for qualified participants who work more than 50 miles from the training location. Attendees are responsible for all travel costs. FLETC will provide scheduled transportation to/from the airport in Roswell, NM to the Artesia Training Site.


Thirty days prior to the start of training you will receive a detailed confirmation letter that will require your response, along with your top two training track choices. Do not schedule non-refundable travel prior to receiving a confirmation email stating that you have actually been selected to attend.

Registration Information

Please note: The registration process does not guarantee a slot in the symposium. A separate confirmation notice from this office will be sent prior to the class start date.

Contact Information

If you have questions or need additional information, contact us at or call 800-743-5382 and reference the name and location of this program.

Training Dates and Other Items

Glynco Course Schedule
Charleston Course Schedule
Artesia Course Schedule

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