Officer Safety and Survival Tactics Afloat

 

OFFICER SAFETY AND SURVIVAL TACTICS AFLOAT

Lecture

Laboratory

Scenario
Based
Training

Total
Hours


8


24


8


40

 Description:
This course is designed to provide the student the skills necessary to conduct safe and thorough law enforcement boarding's, tactical boat operations, and underway security operations.  The course focuses on subject management and arrest afloat, tactical awareness and officer safety considerations afloat, review of Federal, State and Local Boating laws, vessel handling and boarding preparations, and vessel close quarters maneuvering. This course will include a two day exercise consisting of various scenario's commonly associated with law enforcement afloat. This exercise will test the student’s ability to apply previous training in use of force and effective communications with the officer safety and survival techniques delineated in this course.

Terminal Performance Objective:
Given a scenario, the student will demonstrate proficiency in conducting a safe and thorough boarding, safe and proficient vessel maneuvering in close quarters situations, and a thorough understanding of officer safety and survival afloat issues.

Interim Performance Objectives:
Method of Evaluation:

1. Identify hazards associated with law enforcement afloat not commonly found in land based operations.

2. Identify pre boarding procedures and considerations.

3. Identify underway security screening operations, effective communications, tactics, fields of fire, and safety considerations.

4. Demonstrate the ability to maneuver a vessel in a close quarter’s situation.

5. Demonstrate a safe underway personnel transfer.

6.     Demonstrate in water survival tactics afloat.

7.       Given a scenario, demonstrate Protective Operations Afloat tactics.

8.       Given a scenario, demonstrate subject management techniques and arrest procedures afloat.

9.       Given a scenario, demonstrate the knowledge and application of your agencies use of force policy.

10.    Given a scenario, demonstrate the proper and safe applications of the safety and survival tactics delineated in this course.