Physical Techniques DivisionUp one level
The Physical Techniques Division (PTD) was established in 1975 as an instructional entity within the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). The Division is composed of Training Support, Advanced Training, Basic Training, Integrated Training, and Health and Fitness.
The Physical Techniques Division is staffed by both Permanent and Detailed instructors. The Agencies that participate in the detailed instructor program are: Customs and Border Protection, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, Internal Revenue Service, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Department of State Diplomatic Security, National Park Service, U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations, U.S. Capitol Police, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Mint Police, U.S. Park Police, and U.S. Secret Service.
The Division is responsible for instruction and course development in the following subject areas: Arrest Techniques, Defensive Tactics, Ground Fighting Tactics, Edged Weapons, Intermediate Weapons (Baton, Oleoresin Capsicum, and Electronic Control Device), Crowd Control Techniques, Close Quarters Combat, American Safety Health Institute (ASHI) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillator (AED), Tactical Medicine, Officer Survival Afloat, and Physical Conditioning.
PTD Mission Statement
The Physical Techniques Division provides contemporary training by developing and advancing psychomotor skills relevant to arrest techniques, defensive tactics, intermediate weapons, emergency medical procedures, health and fitness, and water survival. The PTD trains, organizes, and equips agents and officers with vital law enforcement tactics and skills by engaging in specialized programs such as the Close Quarters Battle Courses in furtherance of the Department’s mission.
The PTD also provides sports medicine and injury rehabilitation services to the FLETC.
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General Registration Information
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PTD Main line: (912) 267-2405
PTD Training Technician: (912) 267-3087