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Rural Police Officer Training Program (RPOTP)

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The Rural Police Officer Training Program (RPOTP) is the basic training program for officers primarily charged with enforcing laws, regulations and violations on Indian and Tribal Lands, and police officers working in rural America. The RPOTP is 15 weeks in length and contains 631 hours of instruction and 28 hours of administrative time, for a program total of 659 hours.

The RPOTP is designed to meet the entry level training needs of law enforcement officers responsible for enforcing laws, regulations and violations on Indian and Tribal Lands, and in the rural police setting. Core courses include training in areas such as conflict management, Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) awareness, emergency response driving, report writing, basic marksmanship, drugs of abuse, federal criminal law, arrest techniques, and other law enforcement duties in urban, suburban, rural and remote areas. The training also includes conducting laboratory and practical exercises in simulated field settings.

Type: Basic

Length: 74 training days

Prerequisites for Attendance

Each Partner Organization sets standards in designating employees for training. After the individuals have been selected, they are sent by that organization to the FLETC. Attendees must meet their Agency’s recruitment standards and the FLETC Practical Exercise Performance Requirements for the RPOTP PRIOR TO ARRIVING FOR THE TRAINING PROGRAM.

Additional Information

Registration is through the Federal agency employing or sponsoring the trainee.

Training Dates

There are currently no training dates or other items within this program.