After accepting your job offer with the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, you will be required to complete the following training. The training varies based on your position.
One week of in-processing at the Pentagon
In this initial phase, police officer (0083) candidates complete the basic administrative paperwork and receive their uniforms and orientation briefings. Criminal Investigators (1811) and Explosives Investigators (1801) will be contacted directly by their appropriate divisions for in-processing.
Three weeks of law enforcement training at FLETC in Cheltenham, Maryland
The training curriculum includes physical training, weapons familiarization, and classroom instruction. FLETC is the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, which provides basic police training for 0083s.
Sixty days of the Uniformed Police Training Program (UPTP) at FLETC in Glynco, Georgia
The curriculum includes academics, legal issues, physical fitness, firearms training, vehicle operations, and officer response tactics. This training is attended by 0083s and 1801s.
Sixty days of the Criminal Investigator Training Program (CITP) at FLETC in Glynco, Georgia
The curriculum includes academics, legal issues, physical fitness, firearms training, vehicle operations, and investigator response tactics. This training is attended by 1811s.
Thirty-Three days of Agency-Specific Basic Police Training (ASBT) at FLETC, Cheltenham, Maryland
Candidates are given PFPA-specific training that will focus on policy and regulations in addition to advanced firearms and access control. This training is attended by 0083s and 1801s.
Six weeks of the Field Training and Evaluation Program (FTEP)
FTEP is conducted at the Pentagon after officers are sworn-in. Officers are assigned to a Field Training Officer who provides the final training, evaluation, and integration into the Pentagon Police Division. This is for 0083s.
Four weeks of the Post-Criminal Investigator Training Program (Post-CITP)
Special agents are given PFPA-specific training that will focus on policy and regulations, in addition to advanced firearms and access control. The special agents will also be given an opportunity to visit all possibly areas of assignment for criminal investigators. This training is attended by 1811s.
Should you have any questions, please contact the Recruitment Branch at 703-571-8000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.