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Physical Techniques Division

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The Physical Techniques Division (PTD) was established in 1975 as an instructional entity within the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). The Division is composed of Training Support, Advanced Training, Basic Training, Integrated Training, and Health and Fitness.

The Physical Techniques Division is staffed by both Permanent and Detailed instructors. The Agencies that participate in the detailed instructor program are:  Customs and Border Protection, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Department of State Diplomatic Security, National Park Service, U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations, U.S. Capitol Police, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Mint Police, U.S. Park Police, and U.S. Secret Service.

The Division is responsible for instruction and course development in the following subject areas: Arrest Procedures, Defensive Tactics, Ground Fighting Tactics, Intermediate Weapons (Baton, Oleoresin Capsicum, etc.), Crowd Control Techniques, Close Quarters Combat, American Red Cross Trauma Management and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillator (AED), Officer Survival Afloat, and Physical Conditioning.

PTD Mission Statement

The Physical Techniques Division provides contemporary training by developing and advancing psychomotor skills relevant to arrest techniques, defensive tactics, intermediate weapons, emergency medical procedures, health and fitness, and water survival. The PTD trains, organizes, and equips agents and officers with vital law enforcement tactics by engaging in specialized programs such as the Tactics Flying While Armed Program and Close Quarters Battle Courses in furtherance of the Department’s mission.

The PTD also provides sports medicine and injury rehabilitation services to the FLETC.


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General Registration Information

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Contact Information

PTD Main line: (912) 267-2405
PTD Training Technician: (912) 267-3087

General Information

Requirement Documents

Training Programs

Law Enforcement Control Tactics Instructor Training Program (LECTITP)
Law Enforcement Control Tactics Refresher Training Program (LECTRTP)
Law Enforcement Fitness Coordinator Training Program (LEFCTP)
Law Enforcement Fitness Coordinator Refresher Training Program (LEFCRTP)