Coast Guard training international law enforcement and miltary partners

CHARLESTON, S.C. – A Charleston Coast Guard unit is training international students in Coast Guard law enforcement tactics Thursday afternoon.

The Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement Academy in Charleston is hosting 10 international students while they learn and apply Coast Guard law enforcement tactics.

Students at the MLE academy learn boarding tactics, handcuffing techniques and defensive tactics.

Some of the international students are from Germany, Denmark, Jordan, Jamaica and El Salvador. The Coast Guard participates in international training programs to strengthen the maritime law enforcement community and further the bonds between the United States and its international partners.

The Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement Academy was established in November 2004 at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Charleston to prepare Coast Guard personnel to perform as maritime law enforcement officers. The MLE academy received federal law enforcement accreditation in August 2007.

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