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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

Federal organization personnel should contact their agency training officer to register for training, email questions to 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 or call us at 1-800-743-5382.

International (non-US) personnel should email or telephone 912-261-4023.

Program Contact Info

Glynco: (912) 267-3235