Hogan's Alley Complex
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
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.
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
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.