Course Description: Back to Top The Law Enforcement Firearms Train-the-Trainer (LEFTT) Course is designed to train and certify up to 24 unit designated law enforcement firearms trainers per class. Training is restricted to U.S. Army Law Enforcement personnel (31A, 31B, 31D, 31E, and 31K Military Police NCOs /Officers, DA Civilian Police, DA Civilian Guard). Training is executed IAW ST 19-LEWTAQ (Law Enforcement Weapon Training and Qualification). The LEFITT is a six day course t course comprised of day and night fire with both the assigned duty pistol and patrol rifle (M4, M16, etc.). This is a train-the-trainer course. Once personnel have graduated the course they will be prepared to teach the new TTPs and firing tables outlined in ST 19-LEWTAQ.

Prerequisites: Back to Top
a.  Enlisted personnel: Army personnel, Active, Reserve, or National Guard, MOS 31B, 31D, 31E, 31K in rank of  SSG (E-6) and above.  SGT/E-5 personnel and below must request a waiver through USAMPS DOT&E to attend by 05 within the chain of command.

b.  Commissioned Officer Personnel: Second Lieutenant (O1) through Captain (O3), career management field (CMF) 31 or other service equivalent.

c.  Selected DOD Police/Guard Personnel: Government Series 0083 and 0085 (or NSPS equivalent) who are responsible for unit/department firearms training.

d.  Due to the strenuous physical activity involved with the LEFTT, students must meet the following requirements:

-  All standards must be met in the course regardless of permanent or temporary profile, additionally, all training must be conducted in the course regardless of profile.   The course requires running, stopping suddenly, rapid movement from position to position, and long periods of time standing and moving in body armor, LE gear, weapons and magazines.  The final rifle qualification includes a string of fire where the student must rapidly move from standing to kneeling, then to prone while shooting in each position for time.  A second string of fire requires the student to run 25 meters and shoot from the standing and kneeling positions, for time.  If the students can not complete these strings in the time allotted, they will lose the rounds not fired from their score. 

 - Military applicants must have passed the APFT and present a copy of their physical fitness test. Civilians must have passed their last physical ability test (PAT) in accordance with AR 190-56 and present a copy of their APFT.

 - Qualified sharpshooter or above with assigned weapon.

 - All military students who are 40 years old or older, and all civilian students regardless of age, must be cleared for participation in strenuous physical activity by medical personnel prior to arrival and present written proof of this medical clearance during in-processing.

 NOTE:  It is strongly suggested that students attending the course have stability on station through FY17 and FY18.  US Army LE are being resourced the new STRAC strategy in FY 17, and it is imperative that the unit designated trainers attending LEFTT are on station when the strategy is implemented.  These personnel will need to conduct sustainment training for themselves through FY 16 and conduct the LE firearms strategy when units come on line in FY 17. 

 NOTE: All students must meet all of the prerequisites in order to attend this course. In the case a unit requires a student to attend this course who does not meet prerequisites the unit must submit a waiver to Director of Training and Education (DOT&E), United States Army Military Police School (USAMPS), Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473-8929 by the first O-5 in the chain of command.  This must be completed prior to the student arriving at training.  POC for submitting waiver packets is DOT&E Operations NCO (573) 563-5561 or DOT&E Operation Officer (573) 563-7820. Recommend obtaining waivers prior to the report date.  Sample of a waiver request.

Topics: Back to Top
Introduction to Basic Ballistics

Use of Force/Case Law

Tactical Considerations

Law Enforcement Pistol Instruction (Pistol Fundamentals and Manipulation)

Law Enforcement Patrol Rifle Instruction (Fundamentals and Manipulation)

Shooter Diagnostics/Coaching

Marking Round Training

Shoot House Training

LEWTAQ Combined Pistol/Rifle Drills and Qualifications

Student Lead Training

LE Pistol and Rifle Night Qualification (Instructor Led)

Asymmetric Shooting Positions

Student Led Live Fire LEWTAQ Drills (2 Person Group)

 • Students will be required to demonstrate all weapons skills learned during training.  This includes blocks of instructions where student are evaluated by their peers instructors on the topics they have learned and their ability to communicate.  Teaching the proper execution of drawing a weapon from the holster, reloading pistol and rifle, immediate action, remedial actions, proper stance, grip

Class Schedules: Back to Top

Day of Training (DOT) #1/Monday

 

 

Time

Event

 

Admin: 1

Conference:  3

Dry Fire: 1.5

Live Fire: 4

 

Total Hours: 9.5

0700hrs – 0800hrs

In-processing / Introduction

 

0800hrs - 0900hrs

Shooter and Instructor Expectations/Instructor Duties and responsibilities

 

0900hrs – 1000hrs

Use of Force/Case Law

 

1000hrs – 1100hrs

Pistol Class (Fundamentals/Manipulation)

 

1100hrs – 1200hrs

Lunch

 

1200hrs - 1330 hrs

Pistol Dry Fire (Fundamentals/Manipulation)

 

1330hrs – 1730 hrs

LEWQ Pistol Drills

 

 

DOT #2/Tuesday

 

 

Time

Event

 

Conference:  3.5

Dry Fire: 1.5

Live Fire: 7

 

Total Hours: 12

0700hrs - 0800hrs

Basic Ballistics

 

0800hrs – 0930hrs

Rifle Zero

 

0930hrs – 1100hrs

Rifle Class (Fundamentals/Manipulation)

 

1100hrs -1200hrs

Lunch

 

1200hrs -1330hrs

Rifle Dry Fire (Fundamentals/Manipulation)

 

1330hrs -1730hrs

LEWQ Rifle Drills

 

1730hrs -1830hrs

Dinner

 

1830hrs - 1930hrs

Pistol/Rifle Low Light Class

 

1930hrs - 2100hrs

Pistol/Rifle Low Light Live Fire

 

 

 

DOT #3/Wednesday

 

 

Time

Event

 

Conference:  1

Dry Fire: 1

Live Fire: 3

Qual: 3.5

Student Teach Backs: 3

 

Total Hours: 11.5

0700hrs - 0800hrs

Range Safety/Range Administration

 

0800hrs – 0900hrs

Dry Fire (Reinforce Tasks Taught/Learned)

 

0900hrs – 1200hrs

LEWQ Combined Pistol/Rifle Drills

 

1200hrs – 1300hrs

Lunch

 

1300hrs -1400 hrs

LE Pistol Qualification (Instructor Led)

 

1400hrs – 1500hrs

LE Rifle Qualification (Instructor Led)

 

1500hrs – 1800hrs

Student Teach-backs (Draw/Reloads/Immediate Action/Remedial Action/Stance/Grip, etc) Single Student

 

1800hrs - 1900hrs

Dinner

 

1900hrs – 2030hrs

LE Pistol and Rifle Night Qualification (Instructor Led)

 

 

DOT #4/Thursday

 

 

Time

Event

 

Admin: .5

Conference:  1

Dry Fire: 1

Live Fire: 2.5

Student Led Live Fire: 4.5

Student Led Qual: 2

 

Total Hours: 11.5

0700hrs - 0800hrs

Shooter Diagnostics/Coaching

 

0800hrs – 0900hrs

Dry Fire (Reinforce Tasks Taught/Learned)

 

0900hrs – 1130hrs

Asymmetric Shooting Positions

 

1130hrs -1230hrs

Lunch

 

1230hrs -1700hrs

Student Led Live Fire LEWQ Drills (2 Person Group)

 

1700hrs – 1730hrs

Range Maintenance

 

1730hrs -1830hrs

Dinner

 

1830-2030

LE Pistol and Rifle Night Qualification (Student Led) (10 person Group – each qual run 3 times)

 

 

DOT #5/Friday

 

 

Time

Event

 

Admin: 1.5

Conference:  1

Dry Fire: 1

Qual: 2.5

Student Led Qualifications: 3

 

 

Total Hours: 9

0700hrs -0800 hrs

Tactical Considerations

 

0800hrs – 0900hrs

Dry Fire (Reinforce Tasks Taught/Learned)

 

0900hrs -1130hrs

LE Pistol and Rifle CBRN Qualification (Instructor Led)

 

1130-1230 hrs

Lunch

 

1230-1530 hrs

LE Pistol and Rifle CBRN Qualification (Student Led) (Run Three Times)

 

1530hrs-1700hrs

Range Maintenance

 

DOT #6/Saturday

 

 

Time

Event

 

Admin: 3

Student Led Qualifications: 5

 

 

Total Hours: 8

0700hrs -0930hrs

LE Pistol Qualification (Student Led) (Run Three Times)

 

0930hrs – 1200hrs

LE Rifle Qualification (Student Led) (Run Three Times)

 

1200hrs – 1300hrs

Lunch

 

1300hrs – 1500hrs

Range Maintenance

 

1500hrs-1600hrs

Critique/Graduation

 

Packing Lists/Individual Student Uniform and Equipment Requirements: Back to Top

Uniform:  The daily uniform consists of ACU or other designated patrol uniform, combat boots, seasonal clothing (rain gear, cold weather gear, etc.), full canteen or Camel Bac with carrier, individual first aid requirements (bee sting kit, etc.). 

The following individual equipment items are required:

Ø  Duty gear consisting of the following (minimum):

·         Pistol belt

·         Holster (if issued weapon light, holster must be capable of retaining weapon with light attachment)

·         Double Magazine pouch (9mm)

·         Handheld flashlight

NOTE:  Recommend personnel wear all assigned law enforcement duty gear during training (expandable baton, OC, handcuff case and cuffs, etc.).

Ø  Protective Mask

Ø  APEL approved eye protection.  Highly recommended that clear lenses are included as well as smoke lenses for low light iterations.

Ø  Hearing protection.  Electronic hearing protection is highly recommended so commands and instructions can be more easily heard on the firing line.

Ø  Patrol Cap or Baseball type hat

Ø  Issued/Duty body armor.  If duty armor is tactical armor (assigned to SRT, etc), then bring it.

Ø  Clothing/gear for the climate/time of year.

Ø  Firearms Pro Timer.  NOTE:  No I-Phone app type. 

POC: Back to Top    Questions and information concerning this course can be directed to the Advanced Law Enforcement Training Division, Training Management NCO (573)-596-2090 or ALETD NCOIC (573) 596-2868