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Land Management Police Training

83 Training Days
Locations Offered
Accreditation Status



The Land Management Police Training Program (LMPT) is designed to meet the entry level training needs of law enforcement officers responsible for protecting natural resources and public lands. Core courses include training in areas such as conflict management, hazardous material (HAZMAT) awareness, emergency response driving, report writing, basic marksmanship, drugs of abuse, federal criminal law, arrest techniques, and other law enforcement duties in urban, suburban, rural, and remote areas. The training also includes conducting laboratory and practical exercises in simulated field settings such as trailheads, hunting and wildlife viewing areas, camping zones, and marijuana cultivation locations. Students also conduct a Continuing Case Operation where a violation of law is taken from its inception, prosecution, and culminating with courtroom testimony. Small cabins have also been placed in training venues to create a more authentic environment for students when participating in scenarios.

LMPT provides, on an interagency basis, a program of instruction that fulfills all the basic land management officers training requirements necessary for responsible and competent job performance.  Rather than being agency-specific, the program addresses common knowledge, skills, and abilities that are expected of all land management officers. In today's changing world, land management officers are faced with a variety of situations that, in addition to traditional law enforcement skills, require an awareness of and expertise in human behavior, modern technology, cultural sensitivity, law, and other interdisciplinary approaches to effective law enforcement. LMPT is designed to meet these training needs as identified through systematic program monitoring in the form of validation studies and continuous research, which includes feedback from Partner Organizations (POs).  The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board granted reaccreditation status to the LMPT.


This program is designed for full-time law enforcement agents or officers from the Partner Organizations (PO). Each PO sets the standards in recruiting and designating employees for training.  After the individuals have been selected, they are sent by that organization to the FLETC. Attendees must meet their agency’s recruitment standards and the FLETC Physical Performance Requirements prior to arriving for the training program.

Required Training Materials

Program Syllabus/Curriculum

Behavioral Science

  •     Officer Resilience
  •     Conflict Management
  •     Recognizing and Responding to Individuals in Mental Health Crisis
  •     Behavioral Science Field Laboratory
  •     Victim Witness Response
  •     Critical Incident Stress
  •     Interviewing for Law Enforcement Officers
  •     Conflict Management Laboratory
  •     Task Force Interviewing Laboratory


  •     Operations Security (OPSEC)
  •     Improvised Explosive Devices (IED)
  •     First Responder / Incident Command System (ICS)
  •     Terrorism
  •     Aircraft Countermeasures
  •     TSA Regulations for Flying Armed
  •     HAZMAT Awareness


  •     First Responders to Digital Evidence
  •     Body Worn Cameras

Driver and Marine

  •     Non-Emergency Vehicle Operations
  •     Skid Control
  •     Vehicle Pursuit Driving
  •     DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  •     Risk and High Risk Vehicle Stops
  •     High Center of Gravity Vehicles
  •     Night Driving
  •     Cognitive Driving through Simulations
  •     Basic Collision Investigation
  •     Distracted Driving
  •     Emergency Vehicle Operations Course
  •     Law Enforcement Water Safety and Survival

Enforcement Operations

  •     Operational Planning
  •     Continuous Case Operation
  •     Team Movement
  •     Use of Force
  •     Land Navigation
  •     Map Reading and Land Navigation
  •     Human Trafficking
  •     Patrol Skills
  •     Radio Communications
  •     Report Writing Basic Surveillance Techniques
  •     Tracking
  •     Principles of Camouflage
  •     Wildland Fire Cause Determination for First Responders
  •     Officer Safety and Survival
  •     Active Threat Response Tactics
  •     Basic Tactics Archaeological Resources Crime
  •     Vehicle Search Procedures


  •     Law Enforcement Handgun
  •     Firearms Safety
  •     Law Enforcement Shotgun
  •     Reduced Light for Semi-Automatic Pistol
  •     Non-Conventional Shooting Positions
  •     Judgment Pistol Shooting
  •     Live Fire Cover Course
  •     One Hand Shooting Techniques
  •     Law Enforcement Rifle
  •     Tactical Threat Engagement
  •     Law Enforcement Skills and Fundamentals Incorporating Training Ammunition (NLTA)

Investigative Operations

  •     Authentication of Identity Documents for Law Enforcement Personnel
  •     Crimes Against Property
  •     Drugs of Abuse
  •     Marijuana Cultivation Investigation
  •     Controlled Substance Identification
  •     Sequential Testing
  •     Crime Scene Processing
  •     Wildlife Forensics
  •     Crimes Against Persons
  •     Electronic Sources of Information for Law Enforcement
  •     Basic Law Enforcement Photography and Video
  •     Prisoner Processing
  •     Recognition of Clandestine Labs

Leadership Training

  •     Ethical Behavior and Core Values


  •     Natural Resource Law
  •     Officer Liability
  •     Courtroom Testimony
  •     The Legal Environment
  •     Constitutional Law
  •     Federal Criminal Law
  •     Courtroom Evidence
  •     Federal Court Procedures
  •     Authority and Jurisdiction
  •     Fourth Amendment
  •     Use of Force (Legal Aspects
  •     Fifth and Sixth Amendments
  •     Electronic Law and Evidence

Physical Techniques

  •     OleoResin Capsicum (OC) Spray
  •     Baton Control Techniques
  •     Tactical Medical
  •     Introduction to Physical Techniques Division
  •     Lifestyle Management
  •     Physical Efficiency Battery
  •     Electronic Control Devices
  •     Community First Aid and Safety (CFAS)
  •     Control Tactics

Program Contact Info

(912) 267-2050

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