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The Protective Service Operations Training Program (PSOTP) is a two week course designed to provide specialized training to personnel who will conduct or augment Protective Service Operations for Foreign and Domestic leaders who are, or may become potential targets of terrorism and/or criminal acts. Emphasis is placed on the full spectrum of protective operations including: doctrine and terminology, coordination and mission planning, protective service motorcade operations and many other areas.

How You Will Benefit

After completing the Protective Service Operations Training Program, students shall have the ability to operate in any number of positions within a protective detail. Subject matter expertise is provided by staff, by the utilization of lecture, student centered learning, and laboratories at numerous state of-the-art facilities located on site, as well as operations coordinated and conducted by students off site.

Type: Advanced

Length: 11 class days including multiple after hour labs.


  • Overseas Operations
  • Protective Service Operations Case Studies
  • Protective Service Operations Formations
  • Motorcade Formations, Arrivals and Departures
  • Protective Service Operations Defensive Tactics/Protective Controls
  • Tactical Medicine
  • Surveillance Detection and Protective Countermeasures
  • Protective Intelligence
  • Protective Service Operations Advances 
  • Cover and Evacuation/Attack on Principal Laboratories  
  • Flying Armed for Protective Services
  • Fundamentals of Reactive Shooting
  • Tactical Threat Engagement
  • Advanced Technical Driving
  • High Center of Gravity Vehicle Training
  • Motorcade Tactics and Movements
  • Practical Exercise
  • Route Surveys


Training culminates with a comprehensive two day practical exercise.

Instructors in the Protective Service Operations Training Program (PSOTP) are current and former Federal and State Law Enforcement Officers/Agents with substantial experience in protective operations with agencies such as the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations, U.S. Park Police, U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Division, and various State Highway Patrols.

Prerequisites for Attendance

Attendance is open to Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement Officers having protective operations responsibilities. In addition, all candidates must be currently qualified with their issued service weapons.

Registration Information

The Federal Agency Training Officer for your agency should contact the FLETC Training Admissions Specialist at (912) 267-2269 or via e-mail at for program/lodging costs and availability of allocations in this training program if you are interested in attending.

State/Local Employees

Contact FLETC Office of State and Local Training at the State/Local Employee Registration Website.

Course Cost

This amount will include tuition, meals, lodging, and miscellaneous costs. This will be a high-end estimate based upon the maximum possible lodging expenses if the class is housed off-Center in a hotel. If the class is housed on-Center in a dormitory, the lodging cost may be lower.


Your agency will be billed approximately 30 – 45 days after completion of the program. Please do not mail or bring a check with you to the training program, as the exact amount due will not be available until after completion of the training.


Upon arrival at the FLETC, please register at the front gate, Building 1 (Visitors Center). The staff at Registration will issue an identification badge, class package, and lodging information upon your arrival. Please complete the registration form and present two copies when you register at Building 1. This will expedite the registration process and can greatly reduce your wait time at check-in.


All students traveling to the Center, including those driving, must call the Transportation Office, commercial (912) 267-2458 as soon as transportation plans are firm and NO LATER THAN FIVE (5) WORKING DAYS PRIOR to class commencement to advise time and place of arrival. This information will confirm the program dates, and will schedule, if needed, appropriate ground transportation between commercial terminals and the Center. STUDENTS WHO DO NOT CALL WILL NOT BE GUARANTEED TRANSPORTATION. Transportation from the airport in Brunswick, Georgia is available at any time. Please be sure to contact Transportation prior to your arrival if you need transportation from any of these airports – transportation is not guaranteed unless you make prior arrangements with the Transportation office.


Please confirm that you plan to attend this training. It is FLETC policy to charge full tuition for participants who do not attend scheduled training and who do not notify us within 20 working days before the scheduled training date. If you cannot attend, it is essential that you notify the FLETC Training Admissions Specialist via email at (912) 267-2269 or via e-mail at  immediately. A cancellation number will be issued for your records. The circumstances of cancellations received in this office too late to refill the training space will be considered by the FLETC on a case-by-case basis for payment or nonpayment.


Appropriate attire will consist of business and business casual attire (shirts must have a collar) as dictated by the activities of the course. Jogging suits, jeans, tee-shirts, shorts, tank tops, flip-flops, and similar leisure wear are not authorized for training use. Students will receive FLETC issued uniforms, which will be worn in accordance with FLETC regulations. The wearing of the FLETC issued training uniform, including those articles associated with physical training, is NOT authorized off- Center training activities.

Additional Information


Official travel days are Sunday and Saturday.

Special Equipment Needs

Agents should bring their issued service weapon, holster, magazines and magazine pouches to training. Those students who decide not to bring their weapons will use FLETC issued weapons.

Contact Information

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
1131 Chapel Crossing Road
CTD / TH391 - ATTN: Program Specialist/PSOTP
Glynco, GA 31524
FAX: (912) 267-3144

Training Dates

G_PSOTP-308 / Glynco, GA -- Aug 19, 2013 to Aug 30, 2013
PSOTP-410 / Glynco, GA -- Sep 15, 2014 to Sep 26, 2014