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Land Management Police Training

83 Training Days
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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.

Program Registration

Registration is through the Federal agency employing or sponsoring the trainee. The employing agency will notify the trainee of their class dates.  

Federal organization personnel should contact their agency training officer for registration, email questions to or telephone 912-267-3344. Non-PO Federal agencies may send students on a space-available basis.

State, local and tribal officers requesting training may attend if sponsored by a Federal PO. For questions regarding attendance, please email or telephone 1-800-743-5382.

DISCLAIMER: This is a Basic program. Attending a basic program at FLETC is typically a requirement for employment with a U.S. federal agency, and students will be registered by their hiring organization. Students cannot register for basic programs themselves.
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