The Survival Shooting Training Program (SSTPM) is a dynamic training program specifically designed to develop survival/reaction shooting skills of the law enforcement officer (LEO). The skills developed are designed to be applied in a variety of stressful situations. This program will teach LEOs how to employ several types of weapon systems found in most police arsenals (the service handgun, shotgun, submachine gun and rifle). The LEOs will develop marksmanship skills as well as all pertinent gun handling skills (drawing from the holster, reloads, immediate action, movement and more) at a rapid yet controlled pace. Ultimately, the SSTPM prepares the LEOs to survive a deadly force confrontation through competent decision making and confident gun handling skills.
- 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.
- Must be in good physical condition with no medical restrictions and pass a FLETC health screening.
- Must have completed at least a basic firearms training program.
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.
- Basic Marksmanship Instruction
- Firearms Safety Rules & Regulations
- Survival Shooting Techniques and Drills
- Instructor Techniques for Non-Lethal Training Ammunition
- Semi-Automatic Pistol Course
- Shoulder Mounted Weapons
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
Glynco: (912) 554-4321
Artesia: (575) 746-5962
Charleston: (843) 746-0865
Cheltenham: (301) 877-8430