Training Programs


TAC offers several training programs specifically designed for the marine law enforcement officer or supervisor. The following is a list and brief explanation of these programs:

BASIC MARINE LAW ENFORCEMENT – This training program is an entry level class designed for the new marine law enforcement officer or the officer who has never received any previous training. Topics may include: seamanship and navigation, basic boat operations, misdemeanor and felony boardings, liability, defensive tactics aboard a vessel, arrest tactics, vessel searches and prisoner transporting.

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL TRAINING PROGRAMS – These classes are designed for the more experienced marine officer and/or officers who have attended the basic course. Topics include: marine medical emergencies, high risk felony boardings, boating firearms, anti-terrorism tactics and more.

ADVANCED LEVEL TRAINING PROGRAMS – These courses may vary in their titles but each are designed to meet current issues and demands. Topics may include: less lethal tactics on a vessel, boating firearms, stopping tactics for fleeing vessels, advanced marine medical procedures, liability, vessel pursuits, night operations, officer survival, boating accident investigations, port security, anti-terrorism, rescue operations, drug smuggling, alien immigration and advanced defensive tactics aboard a vessel.

AIRBOAT OPERATIONS – Airboats are becoming more and more popular in marine law enforcement. Very little formal training is

available and the officer generally learns by trial and error. TAC has designed a certified airboat course that eliminates this trail and error method and addresses typical scenarios in airboat operations. Topics include: safety, nomenclature, loading and unloading, basic operations, boardings, pursuits, rescue operations, public services, liability and firearms training.

LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISOR PROGRAMS – These programs are designed for those that lead, manage, supervise or train a marine law enforcement unit. Topics include: staffing and developing a marine unit, specialized equipment, policy development, planning, officer training and vicarious liability. This training is essential for managers and supervisors.