US flag   Official website of the Department of Homeland Security

Law Enforcement Rifle Training Program

Acronym: 
LERTP
Length: 
5 Training Days

Description

The Law Enforcement Rifle Training Program (LERTP) is structured to train the student in optically and unaided rifle/carbine skills and techniques.  The program is designed to target the individual who may be required to employ their rifle/carbine in various law enforcement situations.

Prerequisites

  1. Applicant must be a full-time 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 or active military. 
  2. Must be in good physical condition with no medical restrictions  and pass a FLETC health screening. 
  3. Must have completed a basic law enforcement academy.

Required Training Materials

  • Agency issued handgun
  • Leather/web gear (Gear not authorized for use are: Auto Lock, Trigger Finger Release Style Holsters that require the trigger finger to deactivate/disable the retention mechanism, Shoulder Holsters, Cross Draw Holsters, Inside the belt holsters, or Ankle Holsters).                                   

Note: If a student cannot bring their agency issued handgun, FLETC (all sites) will provide the student a handgun for training.

For Cheltenham Students: 

  • You must bring proper range attire. Training uniforms are not provided.
  • Issued semi-automatic pistol
  • Duty belt with holster (Gear not authorized for use are:  Auto Lock, Trigger Finger Release Style Holsters that require the trigger finger to deactivate/disable the retention mechanism,  Shoulder Holsters, Cross Draw Holsters, Inside the belt holsters, or Ankle Holsters)
  • A minimum of 3 magazines. Ammunition and range safety equipment will be provided.                           

Program Syllabus/Curriculum

  • Firearms Safety Rules & Regulations
  • Law Enforcement Rifle

Program Registration

Federal organization personnel should contact their agency training officer to register for training, email questions to FLETCAdmissions@fletc.dhs.gov or telephone 912-267-3344. 

State, local and tribal officers requesting training should register online. If organizational support is required or you have additional needs, please email stateandlocaltraining@dhs.gov or call us at 1-800-743-5382.

International (non-US) personnel should email FLETC-intlrqst@fletc.dhs.gov or telephone 912-261-4023.

Program Contact Info

Glynco: (912) 554-4321
Charleston: (843) 746-0865
Cheltenham: (301) 877-8450