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Commentary | May 1, 2024

Coast Guard to review law enforcement training

By Office of Maritime Law Enforcement (CG-MLE), Maritime Law Enforcement Academy (MLEA), and Force Readiness Command (FORCECOM)

The Coast Guard Office of Maritime Law Enforcement (CG-MLE) is seeking your thoughts and feedback on the future of Coast Guard law enforcement training. CG-MLE is collaborating with the Maritime Law Enforcement Academy (MLEA) and Force Readiness Command (FORCECOM) to conduct a thorough analysis of the training, competencies, and tasks of boarding team members (BTMs), boarding officers (BOs), and law enforcement instructors (LEIs). This initiative, known as the Maritime Law Enforcement Training Continuum Job Task Analysis (JTA), aims to:  

  1. Assess and determine which skills, knowledge, competencies, and attitudes have the most significant impact on performance of BTMs, BOs, and LEIs.   
  2. Cross-reference the existing curricula, interventions, and training resources employed across BTM, BO, and LEI positions to pinpoint performance gaps and redundancies in skill requirements.   
  3. Identify existing gaps and promote a sustainable performance for future BTMs, BOs, and LEIs. 

The analysis team will interview certified BTMs, BOs, and LEIs based in the 1st, 7th, and 11th districts over the next two months. From April 30th to early June, members of the JTA will travel across the country to interview professionals and use their frontline experience to ensure they are equipped for future challenges. The JTA’s work is the latest in a long line of efforts to incorporate field feedback to modernize and streamline Coast Guard LE training.  
This JTA is a result of the recently released Law Enforcement Threat Environment Mission Analysis Report (LETE MAR), which identified gaps in policy, tactics, training, and procedures. Specifically, the report pinpointed issues with unit training, and discrepancies in members meeting prerequisites for LE training, and outdated training assessments for various LE courses.  
The in-person interview schedule is below (more locations may be added in the future): 

  • Base Alameda: April 30-May 2, 2024 
  • Sector Boston: May 8-9, 2024 
  • Sector Miami: May 28-30, 2024 

If you are an LE professional in these regions, stay tuned. The Office of Maritime Law Enforcement and FORCECOM are communicating with your district leadership teams to provide you with more information about times and locations of these interviews.