The Maritime Tactical Operations Training Program (MTOTP) involves extensive hands-on instruction pertaining to tactical boarding procedures aboard High Interest/High Threat Vessels (HIV/HTV). During the Laboratory and Practical Exercise phase, students conduct several underway “HIV-Low-Freeboard” tactical boarding operations utilizing a 65’ motor vessel. Students conduct “High-Freeboard” boarding operations on several static boat platforms and conduct several High-Freeboard “Hook and Climb Insertion” techniques on a 494 foot long “break-bulk” freighter. This is a physically demanding course.
- 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.
- Must be in good physical condition with no medical restrictions.
- Must be able to perform:
- 1 ½ mile run (under 13:48) or 400 meter swim (under 12 minutes)
- 5 dead hang pull-ups (untimed)
- 5 dead hang chin-ups (untimed)
- 32 push-ups (untimed)
- 38 sit-ups (under one minute)
Required Training Materials
- Boarding Procedures
- Commercial Vessel Familiarization
- Tactical Water Survival
- Tactical Boarding Procedures
- Tactical Boarding Procedures Practical Exercise
- Tactical Vessel Clearing
- Shooting From an Unstable Platform
- Maritime Fitness Test
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-800-743-5382.
International (non-US) personnel should email FLETCemail@example.com or telephone 912-261-4023.
Program Contact Info
Charleston: (843) 566-8579