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Vehicle Ambush Counter-measures Training Program

5 Training Days
Locations Offered


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.


  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 or those designated Direct Law Enforcement Support Personnel (DLESP) and have assigned duties that require knowledge of the subject matter. 
  2. The student should be currently engaged in or expected to use the skills taught in this program.
  3. Must be in good physical condition.
  4. Must possess a valid driver's license.
  5. 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.

Program Syllabus/Curriculum

  • Motorcade Operations
  • Advanced Vehicle Handling Skills
  • Advanced Technical Driving
  • Precision Immobilization Technique
  • High Center of Gravity Vehicles
  • Vehicle Ambush and Assassination Studies
  • Vehicle Ambush Countermeasures

Program Contact Info

Cheltenham: (301) 877-8333

Program Registration