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Maritime Tactical Operations Training Program

5 Training Days
Locations Offered: 


The Maritime Tactical Operations Training Program (MTOTP) involves extensive hands-on instruction pertaining to tactical boarding procedures aboard High Interest/High Threat Vessels (HIV/HTV). During the Laboratory and Practical Exercise phase, students conduct several underway “HIV-Low-Freeboard” tactical boarding operations utilizing a 65’ motor vessel. Students conduct “High-Freeboard” boarding operations on several static boat platforms and conduct several High-Freeboard “Hook and Climb Insertion” techniques on a 494 foot long “break-bulk” freighter. This is a physically demanding course.


  1. Applicant must be a law enforcement officer/agent with arrest authority in the prevention, detection, apprehension, detention and/or investigation of felony and/or misdemeanor violations of federal, state, local, tribal, or military criminal laws.
  2. Must be in good physical condition with no medical restrictions. 
  3. Must be able to perform: 
    • 1 ½ mile run (under 13:48) or 400 meter swim (under 12 minutes)
    • 5 dead hang pull-ups (untimed)
    • 5 dead hang chin-ups (untimed)
    • 32 push-ups (untimed)
    • 38 sit-ups (under one minute)

Required Training Materials


Program Syllabus/Curriculum

  • Boarding Procedures
  • Commercial Vessel Familiarization
  • Tactical Water Survival
  • Tactical Boarding Procedures
  • Tactical Boarding Procedures Practical Exercise
  • Tactical Vessel Clearing
  • Shooting From an Unstable Platform
  • Maritime Fitness Test

Program Registration

  • The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) partner with numerous federal agencies to provide law enforcement training. If you are a member of one of these Participating Organizations, please contact your agency training officer for class availability.  If your agency is not a partner organization of the FLETC and you are interested in attending a course, please contact us at FLETC Admissions. Class availability is limited for non-partner organizations. 
  • The FLETC supports our local law enforcement communities by providing training opportunities, onsite at FLETC campuses and exported to host locations across the United States. State, local and tribal officers can apply for this training at FLETC Application for Student Training (FAST).
  • For more information on all training at FLETC, please contact us at FLETC Admissions.

Program Contact Info

Charleston: (843) 566-8579