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The Firearms Division (FAD) is part of The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Glynco, Georgia facility.


The mission of the Firearms Division (FAD) is to provide quality training in the safe handling, proficient application and justifiable use of firearms to all basic and advanced sworn law enforcement personnel.

Vision For The Future

The vision of the Firearms Division is to be the government's foremost law enforcement firearms training organization, while enhancing safety and the environment.

Instructor Qualifications

Instructors in the Firearms Division are current and former federal, state and local law enforcement personnel with substantial experience as criminal investigators and/or patrol experience as uniformed police officers. The U.S. Secret Service, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Park Police, U.S. Capitol Police, Customs and Border Protection, National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and numerous state and local law enforcement agencies are a few of the approximately 88 agencies contributing instructional expertise to the consolidated training offered by the FLETC Firearms Division.

All instructors attend the Firearms Instructor Training Program and several tactical and special weapons firearms instructor training programs after their selection as instructors in the Firearms Division. Instructional staff that coordinate and/or oversee specialized training programs such as the Precision Rifle and Observer Program (PROP), Law Enforcement Rifle Training Program (LERTP) and the Submachine-Gun Instructor Training Program (SMGITP) have knowledge, training and experience in the subject matter from previous career positions, which include U.S. Secret Service counter-sniper teams, U.S. military high power rifle team members/coaches, tactical assault team members (Special Operation Groups) and members of state and/or local law enforcement special weapons and tactics teams.

Important Message for Persons Attending any of these Training Programs

If graduation is on a Friday and you drove a vehicle you are free to depart after the graduation. FLETC does not provide transportation on Fridays after 12 Noon. If you flew in, you should make your return reservation for Saturday NOT Friday unless you have made other transportation arrangements to get to the airport.


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Information regarding availability of seats, program costs, and/or registration procedures.

Contact Information

FAD, Building 221
1131 Chapel Crossing Road
Glynco, GA  31524
Phone: (912) 267-2278

General Information

Interesting facts about the Firearms Division
Important Message for Persons Attending Any of these Training Programs

Training Programs

Firearms Instructor Refresher Training Program (FIRTP)
Firearms Instructor Training Program (FITP)
Instructional Techniques for Non-Lethal Training Ammunition (ITNTA)
Law Enforcement Rifle Training Program (LERTP)
Precision Rifle Observer Training Program (PROP)
Reactive Shooting Instructor Training Program (RSITP)
Sub-Machinegun Instructor Training Program (SMGITP)
Survival Shooting Training Program (SSTP)