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Covert Electronic Tracking Program (CETP)

Up one level Covert Electronic Tracking Program (CETP)

This hands-on electronic tracking course is designed to give agents/officers the necessary skills to operate, install, and analyze information using the latest GPS technology and field applications. Each student will use GPS equipment to allow them the opportunity to learn how to use this technology and practice installation techniques using a wide variety of vehicle types and locations. Students will demonstrate their comprehension of the material and techniques taught in this course through a variety of field exercises with professional role players as targeted individuals. Special training will be included on live tracking of a target vehicle using advanced cellular data services from a mobile environment.

Type: Advanced

Length: 5 class days


  • Legal use of electronic tracking equipment
  • Maintaining chain of custody of digital evidence
  • Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
  • Pre-installation planning
  • Installation techniques in various types and models of vehicles
  • Techniques for both battery powered and using power supply in target vehicles  
  • Security team organization for officer protection
  • Operation of GPS tracking software
  • Applications for using on-line tracking software
  • Analyzing GPS information for criminal case preparation


Instructional personnel in the Covert Electronic Tracking Program (CETP) include senior law enforcement instructors with many years of extensive electronic surveillance equipment operation backgrounds. The technical and operational experience gathered from years of criminal investigations, allow our instructors to offer the latest in electronic tracking of people and vehicles using the most current equipment available to law enforcement. This mix of qualified and experienced instructors comes from such agencies as the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI), Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), state, county and local police departments. CETP instructors are members of the National Technical Investigators Association (NATIA).

Prerequisites for Attendance

For acceptance into any of the electronic surveillance programs the applicant must meet all of the following requirements:

  1. Be a full time sworn law enforcement officer/agent or a full time employee who is employed by a Federal, State, County or Municipal Law Enforcement Agency whose;
  2. Primary or secondary duty includes working in the technical surveillance,
  3. Has the approval of their respective agency and,
  4. Will be attending the training on agency time

Partner organization personnel have first priority for selection.

Contact Information

Training Technician
Technical Operations Training Facility
Bldg. 217
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
Glynco, GA 31524
Phone: (912) 267-2702
Fax: (912) 267-2797

Training Dates

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