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Hogan's Alley Complex

Photograph of Hogan's Alley

The FBI Academy's Hogan's Alley complex is a realistic, urban, practical problem training area which was initiated in March 1987. The Practical Applications Unit (PAU) manages and schedules all practical training events, administers practical problem exercises primarily to New Agent trainees, and provides safety and survival training to law enforcement officers and FBI Agents. In addition, the PAU has two sub-programs, the Law Enforcement Training for Safety and Survival Program (LETSS) and the Tactical Emergency Vehicle Operators Course Program (TEVOC). The LETSS Program provides tactical training to law enforcement officers both at the FBI Academy as well as throughout the nation and world. The TEVOC Program instructs new agents and other law enforcement personnel in the area of defensive driving and emergency vehicle operation techniques.

New Agents are taught at PAU in the areas of surveillance, arrest procedures, and tactical street survival techniques. The new agents are then taken through real to life training exercises such as a bank robbery, a day and night time surveillance, a kidnapping, and an assault on a federal officer. New Agents are also exposed to complaint and armed and dangerous arrest scenarios. Paint Gun exercises are also utilized in order to test the New Agents' tactical skills. Hogan's Alley Complex is a unique method of allowing New Agents to apply principles taught in other areas at the FBI Academy including firearms, academics, physical training, and legal training in order to successfully resolve the above described practical exercises at PAU. During exercises students are provided with the tools similar to those in the field such as bureau vehicles, radios, and electronic surveillance equipment.

Rotating Photographs of a Paint Gun Exercise
Practical Training Scenes from
the Hogan's Alley Complex.

During the above exercises, a contractor company provides role players to confront trainees and portray various roles in order to create reactions that are more spontaneous and representative of the general population. Supervisory Special Agents within the FBI are assigned as instructors and as evaluators for the New Agents.

The development and operation of the Hogan's Alley Complex has created a high level of interest within the national and international law enforcement community.

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