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Marine Law Enforcement Training Program (MLETP)

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The MLETP provides basic marine law enforcement training for officers/agents of those agencies and organizations involved in the specialized areas of marine regulation, protection, and law enforcement responsibilities. The major emphasis of this comprehensive training program is on the safe and proper operation of marine patrol vessels, with specific training in law enforcement operations.


Type: Advanced

Length: 19 class days (includes two night underway laboratories)


  • Nautical Terminology
  • Marlinspike Seamanship
  • Safety & Emergency Equipment
  • Navigational Rules
  • Meteorology & Heavy Weather
  • Officer Survival Afloat
  • Aids to Navigation
  • Vessel Handling
  • Pursuit, Stop & Approach of a Vessel
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Boarding Procedures
  • Chart Interpretation
  • Piloting and Dead Reckoning
  • Global Positioning System
  • Introduction to Radar
  • Vessel Intercepts
  • Environmental Stress
  • Vessel Identification
  • Motorboat Trailering
  • Marine Communications
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Waterborne Arrest Techniques


The lead instructors for the MLETP are current and former law enforcement officers with extensive experience piloting government, commercial, and civilian vessels. Marine instructors have extensive investigative and police experience with a multitude of federal and state agencies and many have served in the U.S. Coast Guard. These instructors are experts in the safe and effective operation of marine vessels in a law enforcement environment.

Prerequisites for Attendance

For acceptance into the program, applicants must be Federal law enforcement officers/agents and graduates of basic law enforcement programs or academies. State and local law enforcement students may attend on a space-available basis. All applicants must be recommended by their supervisors or other agency official and be currently assigned to a marine law enforcement unit.

Contact Information

Training Dates and Other Items

MLETP Graduation Pin Symbolism
MLETP 408 / Glynco, GA -- Jul 07, 2014 to Jul 31, 2014
MLETP 409 / Glynco, GA -- Aug 04, 2014 to Aug 28, 2014
MLETP 410 / Glynco, GA -- Sep 08, 2014 to Oct 02, 2014