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2018 Tactical Flight Officer (TFO) Course : Tampa, FL



December 17 - 19, 2018

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.


Doubletree Suites by Hilton Tampa Bay : Hotel Website
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
  • Group Discount Code : AIR / Airborne Public Safety Association
  • Group Discount Rate  : $129/night (Standard Single/Double), plus 12% room tax per room per night
 Deadline to reserve room at discounted rate : November 30, 2018
 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 


(Individual Members)


Member: $350

Non-Member: $450

All attendees must be registered to participate. 

2018 OTR Tactical Officer Course Course: Educational Agenda


Thank You to our Tactical Flight Officer Course Sponsors!

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