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Physical Security Training Program

10 Training Days
Locations Offered: 


The Physical Security Training Program (PSTP) is an introductory physical security training program designed to provide baseline knowledge of physical security systems and procedures as defined by the Interagency Security Committee (ISC) guidelines. The physical security assessment process is the common thread used in teaching this program. The PSTP includes conceptual security considerations, vulnerabilities assessments, and familiarization with hardware and procedures. Students will participate in various physical security assessments, draft a written report, and participate in various student centered learning activities. Students will also observe a live explosive demonstration. Students are required to pass a comprehensive written exam on training day six with a minimum score of 70%. Students must also pass an individual graded practical exercise at the end of the program.


Attendance is open to federal, state, local, or tribal law enforcement officers and agents who are assigned duties related to physical security protection. Individuals whose duties directly relate to physical security protection but are not sworn law enforcement officers may attend if they are sponsored by a federal, state, local, or tribal law enforcement agency.

Required Training Materials

All training material will be provided on day one of the class.

Program Syllabus/Curriculum

  • Interagency Security Committee Orientation
  • Security Legal Considerations
  • Risk Management
  • Access Control
  • Perimeter Security
  • Security Design
  • Guard Force
  • Protective Lighting (to include night lighting assessment)
  • Video Monitoring Systems
  • Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Improvised Explosive Devices-IED
  • Security Assessment Process
  • Computer Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures
  • Various on/off-site assessment venues
  • Various student centered learning activities throughout the program

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) 261-3633