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2021 Tactical Flight Officer Course : Tampa, FL



December 8-10, 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.


2021 OTR Tactical Officer Course Course: Educational Agenda ... updated 11/20/2021

Attendee Registration:

Active Individual Member: $375Button Click Here to Register

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.

Cancellation Policy 

APSA commits significant resources to providing quality educational courses. To deliver these courses most economically to our registrants, we commit to our providers well in advance and seek optimal student enrollment. Accordingly, we exercise the following cancellation policies:

  • No cancellations allowed within twenty-one (21) days prior to the start of the event.
  • Cancellations before 21 days prior to the start of the event are subject to a $50 administrative fee.

This course registration entitles only those registered to attend. APSA reserves the right to review each registration prior to approval.

Substitutions for registrants may be made at any time prior to course commencement by contacting the APSA office at 301-631-2406.


DoubleTree by Hilton Tampa Rocky Point Waterfront
3050 N. Rocky Point Drive West
Tampa, FL 33607-5800
Phone: 813-888-8800
Fax: 813-888-8743

  • Reservations : 813-888-8800 or Reserve Your Room Online (NOTE:  To get the group discount you must click 'Special Rates' and enter APS in the Group Code box)
  • Group Discount Code : APS
  • Group Discount Rate  : $124/night (Standard Single/Double), plus 15% room tax per room per night
 Deadline to reserve room at discounted rate : November 29, 2021
 All Attendees and Sponsors are encouraged to stay at the host hotel. 

  • Airport: Tampa International Airport (TAM) is located 2 miles from the hotel
    • Hotel Courtesy Shuttle:  Complimentary. Not 24 HRS 

APSA COVID-19 Statement:

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.

Thank You to our Tactical Flight Officer Course Sponsors!

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