Boat operator
Length
30 hours
Enrollments
4
Modules
1
Rating

COURSE IS RESTRICTED TO LICENSED LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL CURRENTLY ASSIGNED TO DPS TACTICAL MARINE UNIT


 This course is designed to meet the requirements for the Tactical Marine Unit basic boat operation of the 34 and 29 foot Yellowfin Boat and the 27 foot Simmons Custom Boat.  Students must have demonstrated strong leadership skills and the willingness to take on the added responsibility’s to become a vessel operator. 


Prerequisites: Students have demonstrated strong leadership skills and the wiliness to take on the added responsibility’s to become vessel operator.

Instructor Qualifications: Instructors should be very knowledgeable in the basic and advanced tactical operation of the current DPS Patrol Vessels. Instructors will have successfully attended one of the following mandated schools to include FLETC Boat Operator Course or the Tactical Boat Operator Course.

Material Requirements: Instructors needs overhead projector, chalkboard, personal flotation device and two of the 34ft patrol boats or two 29ft patrol boats.  Student needs personnal flotation device.

 


 Learning Objectives:

Students will be able to identify the significant difference of the Department vessels.

Student will be able to determine pre deployment factors to consider before getting underway.

Student will be able to identify and demonstrate knowledge of all equipment functions on the TMU Patrol Vessel.

Student will be able to properly demonstrate the process for the pre-trip inspection of the vessel.

Student will be able to demonstrate the proper use of verbal and hand signals, day and night for tactical boat formations.

Students will get a basic understanding of how the vessel handles and area familiarization. 

Students will be learn and demonstrate safe docking skills and maneuvers.

Students will be able to demonstrate safe tactical boat operation skills and maneuvers.

Students will show proficiency in demonstrating learned objectives and practice tactical skills at higher speeds during operations.


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