The OSSTP is a dynamic, hands-on training program designed to give officers a renewal of the survival mindset and the tools to detect, avoid and win against spontaneous attacks. Based on recent research, this training focuses on three environments where law enforcement officers have encountered spontaneous attacks. These environments are from inside and around vehicles, exterior approaches, and inside structures. The officer will also be trained in low light environments along with basic medical knowledge and skills necessary to treat injuries often experienced in a combat or tactical environment. Through lecture, demonstration, and reality-based scenario training, the officers will be encouraged to push traditional boundaries with an emphasis on tactical problem solving. This will be reinforced with stress inoculation. The officer will be evaluated on their ability to perform the required skills and tactics during a practical exercise.
1. Applicant must be an armed 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, or tribal criminal laws. 2. Must be able to participate in intensive training, including under stress lasting up to 11 hours per day. 3. Must be in good physical condition with no medical restrictions during the training period.
Required Training Materials
- Use of Force
- Introduction to Officer Safety & Survival
- Active Threat Response Tactics
- Tactical Medical
- Officer Safety and Survival Lab/PE
- Tactical Defense from Inside and Around a Vehicle
- 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 to request placement on our Wait List.
- The FLETC State, Local and Tribal Division (SLTD) supports our local law enforcement communities by providing training opportunities, onsite at FLETC campuses and exported to hosts, through the FLETC Application for Student Training (FAST) online application site at FLETC.gov/FAST.
- For more information on all training at FLETC, please contact us at FLETCAdmissions@FLETC.DHS.GOV or 800-743-5382.
Program Contact Info
Cheltenham (301) 877-8448