The Vehicle Ambush Counter-measures Training Program (VACTP) presents experienced drivers with some practical alternatives for the protection of their principles against vehicle ambushes and assassination attempts while in transit. Through various instructional methodologies including lectures, discussions, and practical exercises, students will discover principles and techniques for deciding the appropriate countermeasures required during vehicle ambushes. In addition, students are updated on current assassination attempts and applicable information regarding actual incidents.
- 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 or those designated Direct Law Enforcement Support Personnel (DLESP) and have assigned duties that require knowledge of the subject matter.
- The student should be currently engaged in or expected to use the skills taught in this program.
- Must be in good physical condition.
- Must possess a valid driver's license.
- Must have knowledge of vehicle dynamics and law enforcement driving operations.
Required Training Materials
For Cheltenham Students: You must bring appropriate training attire. Training uniforms are not provided.
- Vehicle Motorcade Tactics
- Advanced Vehicle Handling Skills
- Advanced Technical Driving
- Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT)
- High Center Of Gravity ( SUV's ) Training
- Vehicle Ambush and Assassination Studies
- Vehicle Ambush Countermeasures
- 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 to request placement on our Wait List.
- The FLETC State, Local and Tribal Division (SLTD) supports our local law enforcement communities by providing training opportunities, onsite at FLETC campuses and exported to hosts, through the FLETC Application for Student Training (FAST) online application site at FLETC.gov/FAST.
- For more information on all training at FLETC, please contact us at FLETCAdmissions@FLETC.DHS.GOV or 800-743-5382.
Program Contact Info
Glynco: (912) 267-3235
Cheltenham: (301) 877-8333