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Marine Law Enforcement Training Program

19 Training Days
Locations Offered: 
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The Marine Law Enforcement Training Program (MLETP) provides basic marine law enforcement training for Officers/Agents of those agencies and organizations involved in the specialized areas of marine regulation, protection, and law enforcement responsibilities. The major emphasis of this comprehensive training program is on the safe and proper operation of marine patrol vessels, with specific training in law enforcement operations.


  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 currently assigned to a marine law enforcement unit.
  3. Must be in good physical condition and capable of meeting established FLETC Physical Performance Requirements (PPRs).

Required Training Materials

  • Wool knit cap for winter classes
  • Baseball cap for summer classes
  • Gloves
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun screen
  • Boat shoes

Program Syllabus/Curriculum

  • Nautical Terminology
  • Marlinspike Seamanship
  • Safety and Emergency Equipment
  • Navigational Rules
  • Heavy Weather Operations
  • Officer Survival Afloat
  • Aids to Navigation
  • Vessel Handling
  • Pursuit, Stop and Approach
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Boarding Procedures
  • Chart Interpretation                                                  
  • Piloting and Dead Reckoning
  • Vessel Intercepts
  • Environmental Stress
  • Motorboat Trailering
  • Marine Communications
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Electronic Navigation

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

Glynco: (912) 267-3235