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2021 Tactical Flight Officer (TFO) Course : Alameda County, CA



September 20-22, 2021

Course Objective:

The Tactical Flight Officers Course is designed to provide aircrew members the tactical skills and information necessary to safely and successfully support ground units engaged in a variety of law enforcement missions. Although specifically designed for tactical flight officers, this course is applicable to pilots and crewmembers alike and is also a valuable course for unit supervisors. Attendees will learn the elements of crew coordination, gain knowledge on how to set up a perimeter, direct the activities of ground units from the air, manage a vehicle pursuit and conduct a thermal imagery search using the latest in airborne tactics. Additionally, attendees will learn what specialized equipment is available and how to properly use the most common tools. This class is essential to the professional development of aviation law enforcement personnel and also meets one of the requirements for TFO training related to accreditation. Successful completion requires attendance at all 24 hours of classroom courses.

Intended Audience:

This course is specifically intended for law enforcement personnel assigned to aviation support units as Tactical Flight Officers. Flight Observers, Pilots and Unit Supervisors.


Alameda County Sheriff’s Office (Open in Google Maps)
Office of Emergency Services
4985 Broder Boulevard
Dublin, CA 94568


Button Click Here to RegisterMember: $375

Non-Member: $475

If you are not a member, but would like to join our association and receive the member rates, visit our Membership page.  All attendees must be registered to participate. 

2021 OTR Tactical Officer Course Course: Educational Agenda


By registering for this event, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. In consideration of the educational benefit to be derived from this training program, and as a condition of your registration, you agree to hold the Airborne Public Safety Association, Inc. (APSA), its officers, directors, employees, contractors and volunteers harmless against any and all claims or causes of action stemming directly or indirectly from the potential of contamination from the COVID-19 virus; and further you agree to abide by the rules, restrictions or limitations imposed by APSA, consistent with current national, state and local guidelines for personal protection against COVID-19 during the training program.


Hyatt Place Dublin/Pleasanton
4950 Hacienda Drive
Dublin CA 94568
P 925-828-9006

Hyatt Place Pleasanton
4545 Chabot Drive
Pleasanton CA 94588
P 925-730-0070

Courtyard Pleasanton Marriott
5059 Hopyard Road
Pleasanton CA 94588
P 925-463-1414

Homewood Suites by Hilton
5400 Wolf House Drive
Livermore CA 94551
P 925-606-1984

Thank You to our Tactical Flight Officer Course Sponsors!

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