The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Firearms Division (FAD)
introduced Tactical Threat Engagement (TTE) training to law enforcement officers
enrolled in the Pilot Criminal Investigator Training Program (CITP) this
September. The Uniformed Police Training Program (UPTP) added this course to
its curriculum as well.
A FLETC team led by Senior Instructor Darrell Walker developed the Tactical
Threat Engagement course. Other members of the team were Doug Morgan, Senior
Instructor, FAD; Terry Little, Program Specialist, FAD; Tonya Lopez, Senior
Training Research Analyst, TMD; and Jack Rinnier, Branch Chief, FAD.
TTE prepares future Federal Agents to engage a multitude of assailants during
a live-fire exercise. During this realistic training, students learn
weapon-handling fundamentals and marksmanship, while facing threats on several
fronts. TTE focuses on tactical movements, movement with problem solving,
multiple threats, off-line, forward, and backward movement; all while firing a
weapon. Students also learn to deal with a malfunctioning weapon during the
course of firing. This course is in the program following Basic Marksmanship
Instruction and the FLETC Practical Pistol Course (PPC).
Senior Instructor Walker stated, “Our objective is to incorporate movement
and multiple threat engagement, while problem solving. This is a realistic
weapons handling opportunity for the basic student. We also hope to set the
foundation for future advance training that the law enforcement officers will
receive from either FLETC or their employing agency.”