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Law Enforcement Advanced Driver Instructor Training Program (LEADITP)

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The Law Enforcement Advanced Driver Instructor Training Program (LEADITP) was developed to fulfill an expressed need from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. The curriculum fulfills requirements to further develop an instructor's knowledge of driver training and to improve the driver trainer's ability to design, develop and validate training curriculum, driving ranges and evaluation standards. The program provides the instructor with additional background for developing quality training and if the need arises to defend the design and/or standards. The LEADITP is a Center advanced program and was developed in 1999.

Type: Advanced

Curriculum

  • Identifying and Resolving Driver Performance Problems
  • Range Design and Validation
  • Instructing Advanced Handling and Technical Driving Skills
  • Pursuit Ideologies
  • Instructing Pursuit Termination Techniques
  • Instructing Precision Immobilization Technique
  • Instructing High Center of Gravity Vehicles

Instructors

The lead instructors for the LEADITP are current and former law enforcement officers with extensive investigative and police experience from a multitude of federal and state agencies ranging from criminal investigative positions to state patrol offices. These instructors are experts at designing, developing, and validating training. Instructors attend numerous advanced training courses including the Law Enforcement Driver Instructor Training Program and continually hone their skills through specialty training from government and civilian sources.

Prerequisites for Attendance

Students must be employed full time in law enforcement or law enforcement-related positions such as a Federal, State or local government operated police academy, and have assigned duties that require knowledge of the subject matter. Students must be actively engaged in, or expected to be assigned as a driver training instructor for their organization. Students must be in good physical condition, possess a valid driver’s license, and have knowledge of basic vehicle dynamics and law enforcement driving operations. In addition, the student must be a graduate of an instructor training program or provide certification from a commanding officer that requisite skills and experience in instruction are possessed.

Contact Information

To contact the program coordinator please call:
Phone: 912-267-3235 or 912-267-2334
Fax: 912-267-2417
Email: FLETC-DriverTrainingBranch@dhs.gov

FAQs

What clothes or equipment should I bring to the program?

A uniform is provided for you while participating in this program.  With this uniform you will need your personal shoes, socks and underwear.  Other clothing considerations will be for your personal time after class and on the weekend.  Bring appropriate clothes for the climatic time of the year. 
If you plan to use the gym or weight room facilities while at the FLETC you need only bring appropriate sport shoes.  Gym clothes are provided.
All equipment used during the program will be furnished by the Center and there is really no need to bring much else.   The following items will be useful during certain environmental conditions:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Ball Cap (Agency)                                  

What climatic conditions should I expect?

The climate at the FLETC is relatively mild year-round with a mean temperature of 68 degrees. Temperatures may reach the mid 90's during the summer months, and down to the 20's in the winter months (January and February). Humidity is high year-round.

What if I need health care or emergency treatment?

The on-site Health Unit and Athletic Trainers Office (ATO) provides care for illness, training injuries & treatment, and rehabilitation.  The Health Unit is open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and the ATO is open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. the last patient treatment begins at 5:30 p.m.  Treatments are also given during lunch time.  For more serious injuries or illnesses students may be referred to a local health care facility.

Will Front-Wheel-Drive Training be Part of this Program?

The LEADITP utilizes both front and rear-wheel drive vehicles in the various driving courses.

Training Dates

E_LEADITP-501 / Cheltenham, MD -- Apr 20, 2015 to Apr 30, 2015
G_LEADITP-501 / Glynco, GA -- Jan 05, 2015 to Jan 16, 2015
G_LEADITP-502 / Glynco, GA -- Mar 09, 2015 to Mar 20, 2015
G_LEADITP-503 / Glynco, GA -- May 11, 2015 to May 22, 2015
G_LEADITP-504 / Glynco, GA -- Jul 13, 2015 to Jul 24, 2015